WATKINS GLEN, Ny. (WHSV)-- Tony Stewart was supposed to race in the 'Cheez-it 355' at Watkins Glen International Speedway on Aug. 10. A team spokesman says he made the decision not to drive.
This comes after Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Junior, who had exited his car during a Sprint car race Saturday night.
The video of the crash has been circulating on the web. Out of respect of the family, we will not be showing the deadly collision on-air or online.
Stewart was questioned and released after the crash. Now his team leader is sharing what it's like going through all this.
"It's just an unbelievable tragedy. Our hearts go out to Kevin and his family. Thoughts and prayers. This is a very tough, very emotional time for everybody," said Greg Zipadelli, Stewart's racing competition director.