Car driven by Tony Stewart struck and killed on-foot driver
Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver with his sprint car late Saturday night during a dirt-track race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, the Ontario County Sheriff's Department announced early Sunday morning. Stewart will race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, according to multiple reports.
According to multiple reports, Stewart-Haas Racing Vice President of Competition Greg Zipadelli says Stewart will race in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup event. According to The Associated Press, Zipadelli called the race "business as usual."
In the sprint-car incident, Sheriff Philip Povero confirmed the driver, whom Povero would not identify, was dead on arrival to an area hospital Saturday night and that Stewart was the driver who struck him. He said that his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened.
"He was visibly shaken by this accident," Povero said, according to the AP.
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(Sources: Fox Sports, A.P., NASACAR)