NASCAR adds new rule on exiting cars after crashes

Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
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BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

NASCAR star Tony Stewart is skipping this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Last Saturday, Stewart's car hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in Canandaigua, New York. After Stewart clipped Ward's car, sending it spinning, Ward left the car during the caution period, walked down the track and was hit by Stewart.

NASCAR Vice President Robin Pemberton says the new rule merely formalizes reminders that take place during drivers' meetings. NASCAR will address violations of the rule on a case-by-case basis.

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April 24, 2015 07:07 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

N.Y. Yankees 2, Detroit 1

L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 0

Toronto 7, Baltimore 6

Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1

Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 13 innings

Friday's Games

Boston (Porcello 1-2) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 1-0) at Detroit (Greene 3-0), 7:08 p.m.

Toronto (Dickey 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Smyly 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (D.Duffy 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-1), 8:10 p.m.

Houston (Keuchel 2-0) at Oakland (Kazmir 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

Texas (W.Rodriguez 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Richards 0-1), 10:05 p.m.

Minnesota (P.Hughes 0-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Pittsburgh 5, Chicago Cubs 4

Miami 9, Philadelphia 1

N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 3

Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 2

Colorado 2, San Diego 1

San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings

St. Louis 4, Washington 1

Friday's Games

Atlanta (A.Wood 1-0) at Philadelphia (Harang 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Lester 0-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 1-2) at Miami (Latos 0-3), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (C.Martinez 1-0) at Milwaukee (Garza 1-2), 8:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Heston 2-1) at Colorado (E.Butler 1-1), 8:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at Arizona (Collmenter 1-2), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 2-0) at San Diego (Cashner 1-2), 10:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

N.Y. Mets (deGrom 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-0), 7:05 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 23

Cleveland 103, Boston 95, Cleveland leads series 3-0

Chicago 113, Milwaukee 106, 2OT, Chicago leads series 3-0

Golden State 123, New Orleans 119, OT, Golden State leads series 3-0

Friday, April 24

Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 23

Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2, OT, series tied 2-2

Washington 5, NY Islanders 1, Washington leads series 3-2

Nashville 5, Chicago 2, Chicago leads series 3-2

Vancouver 2, Calgary 1, Calgary leads series 3-2

Friday, April 24

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m.

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