Stewart to skip third straight NASCAR race after fatal crash

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart speaks with crew members during practice for the Daytona 500 qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, in this file photo taken February 16, 2013.   REUTERS/Brian Blanco

NASCAR Dash Cup Collection driver Tony Stewart speaks with crew members all over follow for the Daytona 500 qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on this file picture taken February Sixteen, 2013.

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(Reuters) – Tony Stewart will skip this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third consecutive experience the three-time champion has neglected given that being occupied with a fatal on-track accident.

Jeff Burton will substitute Stewart for the 2d straight week, Stewart-Haas Racing stated Wednesday.

Stewart, one of the best-paid drivers in NASCAR, was once competing in a Sprint AUTOMOTIVE race on Aug. 9 in upstate new york when he clipped the automobile of 20-year-outdated driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Ward used to be sent careening right into a maintaining wall whereas Stewart endured racing. When the warning flag got here out, Ward jumped out of his CAR and, whereas in the middle of the observe, pointed angrily at Stewart when he came over on the following lap.

Stewart’s AUTOMOBILE struck Ward, causing fatal injuries within the non-NASCAR race.

No expenses were filed towards Stewart despite the fact that the investigation has now not but been accomplished.

Stewart, 43, skipped the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, the big apple, the next day after which sat out the Michigan Four Hundred closing week.

Stewart’s plans for the remainder of the season have now not but been decided, Stewart-Haas Racing stated.

(Reporting with the aid of Steve Ginsburg; Editing by means of Eric Walsh)

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