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Tony Stewart will NOT race at Watkins Glen Following Fatal Accident at Canandaigua

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Watkins Glen, NY- Tony Stewart will not race in the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen. Greg Zipadelli, Stewart-Haas Racing Competition Director, made the announcement less than 12 hours after Stewart hit fellow driver Kevin Ward, who exited his car during a Sprint Car race, at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Ward died from his injuries less than an hour after the accident.      

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said that Stewart was "fully cooperative ... He is very upset and confirmed his continuing cooperation" with the investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

 Stewart, a long-time driver on NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit was in New York for Sunday's race at Watkins Glen. Canandaigua Motorsports Park is about 100 miles away from Watkins Glen.  The Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen starts at 1 p.m. Regan Smith will replace Stewart during the race.
Fox 46 Journalist Kyle McCurry is in Watkins Glen and will have updates throughout the day.

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