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Tony Stewart says he missed races out of respect for Ward and family
Tony Stewart says he missed races out of respect for Ward and family

NASCAR star Tony Stewart, emerging Friday from three weeks of seclusion after his race car struck and killed a 20-year-old fellow driver, said the incident was "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with." Stewart also said he wanted the family and friends of the driver, Kevin Ward Jr., "to know that every day I'm thinking about them and praying for them" and that their suffering was "something I can't possibly imagine." Stewart's comments came in a 2 1/2-minute statement he read at a news conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he is returning to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing this weekend after missing three races...

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