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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (14) looks out from his garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom, File)

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario […]

09/16/2014

Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates his win with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom)

Keselowski locks up spot in Sprint Cup’s Round 2

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Stop Brad Keselowski if you’ve heard this one before. “I guess you couldn’t ask for a better way to start the Chase,” he said after winning NASCAR’s playoff series opener. “Today […]

09/15/2014

Tony Stewart, left, jokes with a crew member for Jeff Gordon's car as he prepares for qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York […]

09/11/2014

Driver Tony Stewart, right, signs an autograph for Shane Viatt, of Crawfordsville, Ind., after a practice session for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Richmond International Raceway, Friday Sept. 5, 2014, Richmond, Va.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times Dispatch, Bud Kraft)

Subdued Tony Stewart attempts to focus on racing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tony Stewart, subdued and walking with a slight limp, made his way through the Richmond garage with a gaggle of fans trailing him from his car. He silently signed everything shoved […]

09/05/2014

Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott (9) leads a pack of cars to start the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series Great Clips 300 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Comcast to sponsor NASCAR’s Nationwide Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comcast Corp. on Wednesday signed a 10-year agreement to replace Nationwide Insurance as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-tier racing series. The series will be known as the NASCAR Xfinity Series […]

09/03/2014

Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) drives his damaged car to the garage after hitting the wall during a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Joe Sebo)

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kasey Kahne’s “downer” year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most. Kahne charged past Matt Kenseth […]

08/31/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Stewart says Ward’s death will affect him forever

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for […]

08/29/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Stewart is skipping a second straight Sprint Cup race, and it is not clear when the NASCAR star might return after he struck and killed a driver at a dirt-track race in New York last weekend. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward’s death

  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint […]

08/20/2014

The casket of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., is taken from a hearse before being carried into South Lewis Central School before a funeral on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Turin, N.Y. Ward died after being struck by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's car during a race last weekend at a dirt track in western New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Praise for ‘small town boy’ hit by Stewart’s car

TURIN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends praised the dirt-track racer as a “small-town boy” who loved his sport during the funeral for the 20-year-old driver who was killed by NASCAR champion […]

08/14/2014

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