Tony Stewart statement

Tony Stewart Statement Regarding Sullivan County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office Investigation Grand jury takes no action in alleged assault case involving Stewart. CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Sept. 24, 2002) - The following is a statement from NASCAR Winston...

Tony Stewart Statement Regarding
Sullivan County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office Investigation

Grand jury takes no action in alleged assault case involving Stewart.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Sept. 24, 2002) - The following is a statement from NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Tony Stewart regarding the decision by a grand jury summoned by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office to take no action in an alleged assault case involving Stewart and a fan following the Aug. 24 Sharpie 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

"Just as I've contended all along, I did not assault anyone and I'm relieved to know a grand jury has come to the same conclusion. While I'm glad to have this matter behind me, it's heartening to know the fairness in which the legal system handled the case, specifically all of those associated with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

"I greatly appreciate the strong support given to me by my fellow drivers throughout this ordeal, as well as the backing provided by my fans, Joe Gibbs Racing, Home Depot, NASCAR, Bristol Motor Speedway, my family and friends. I look forward to having a renewed focus in the remaining races on the Winston Cup schedule beginning with this weekend's event at Kansas."

-mmi/ts-

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