LA Times: Tony Stewart Will not Race Today

LA Times: Tony Stewart Will not Race Today

From the Los Angeles Times:

Tony Stewart will not compete in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday after being involved in an incident that claimed the life of a driver during a race in New York on Saturday night.

The manager for Stewart’s racing team, Greg Zipadelli, told the Associated Press that the three-time NASCAR champion will not compete Sunday. Regan Smith will drive Stewart’s No. 14 car in the race.

Earlier Sunday morning, Zipadelli told reporters that Stewart would take part in the race, saying it was “business as usual.” Zipadelli later told Fox Sports that Stewart is “going through a tough time, it’s emotional for him.”

The decision comes after Stewart struck and killed a driver while he was on foot during a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

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