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Tony Stewart Releases Statement On Kevin Ward, Jr. Incident

Tony Stewart, sitting out the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen after an incident that killed Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. Saturday night has issued the following statement on the incident.

“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Regan Smith is subbing for Stewart today in the No. 14 car.

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The author of Bowles-Eye View (Mondays) and Did You Notice? (Wednesdays) Tom spends his time overseeing Frontstretch’s 30 staff members as its majority owner. Based in Philadelphia, Bowles is a two-time Emmy winner in NASCAR television and has worked in racing production with FOX, TNT, and ESPN while appearing on-air for SIRIUS XM Radio and FOX Sports 1's former show, the Crowd Goes Wild.

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