Tony Stewart Drops Out Of Upcoming Indiana Sprint Car Race

NASCAR: Cheez-It 355 at The GlenIn the wake of last weekend’s tragic events, Tony Stewart has pulled out of a sprint car race at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana this weekend.

Stewart, whose sprint car struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during Saturday night’s dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, was scheduled to race in the Bob Newton Classic. But on Monday morning, the speedway released a statement on its website that Stewart would not be competing.

“We at Plymouth Speedway extend 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 racing will be announced this week.”

The 42-year-old initially planned to race in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race in upstate New York — just 12 hours after his involvement in the on-track incident, but ultimately decided not to participate.

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