Tony Stewart cancels appearance at Indiana dirt track

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Tony Stewart continues to deal with the firestorm surrounding the death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Plymouth Speedway in Indiana confirmed today that three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart has cancelled plans to race there Saturday night. 
 
This is obviously a result of the tragedy this past weekend at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when Stewart struk and killed 20-year-old racer Kevin Ward Jr. He also did not participate in Sunday's Cup race at the Glen. Regan Smith filled in, finishing 37th. 

Plymouth Speedway was quoted as saying, "We at Plymouth Speedway express our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Kevin Ward Jr. and thoughts and prayers to Tony Stewart and his family. Tony Stewart will not be racing at Plymouth Speedway this Saturday. More information on the weekend's race will be announced later this week."

An investigation is currently ongoing regarding Ward's death, but no criminal charges have been filed against Stewart.
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Series NASCAR-CUP , SPRINT
Drivers Tony Stewart
Article type Breaking news