Tony Stewart was involved in a fatal crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night (Aug. 9,2014) during a Sprint Car race, his car struck another driver who was walking on the track.
Tony will need to lean on those closest to him including his girlfriend along with family and friends as he deals with the aftermath of the crash.
Kevin Ward Jr., 20 was killed when he was struck by Tony's car and reports revealed Stewart was quite upset after learning Ward died from the injuries.
Police say Tony Stewart was 'visibly shaken' after the crash and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation and for now it appears no criminal charges will be
Stewart has yet to emerge to speak on the accident, though there have been a couple of statements released.
A spokesman for Tony Stewart said they are trying to sort out the details.
"A tragic accident took place last night during a sprint car race in which Tony Stewart was participating," Mike Arning said.
"Tony was unhurt, but a fellow competitor lost his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."
In what would've been a very poor decision for Stewart, he initially wanted to race again today.
However, Tony will not race Sunday at Watkins Glen International, the NASCAR race scheduled to be held today (Sunday August 10, 2014).
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow competitors of Kevin Ward Jr.," NASCAR said in a written statement Sunday.
"We support Tony Stewart's decision to miss today's race and we will continue to respect the process and timeline of the local authorities and will continue to monitor this situation moving forward."
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