Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

Stewart announced the decision Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined.

Jeff Burton will drive Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet in Michigan.

Stewart also sat out Sunday at Watkins Glen, a day after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car event in Canandaigua, New York. After Stewart clipped Ward's car, sending it spinning, Ward got out of the car during the caution period, walked down the track and was hit by Stewart.

Ward's funeral was Thursday in Boonville, New York.

Stewart's dirt-racing career is on hold, and he could face criminal charges.

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June 02, 2015 07:09 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Monday

Toronto at Washington (7:05 p.m., postponed, rain)

Tuesday's Games

Toronto (Dickey 2-5) at Washington (Zimmermann 4-2), 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Toronto (Estrada 1-3) at Washington (Scherzer 6-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Minnesota at Boston, ppd., rain

Houston 5, Baltimore 2

L.A. Angels 7, Tampa Bay 3

N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 2

Tuesday's Games

Oakland (Graveman 2-2) at Detroit (Simon 5-2), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-1) at Boston (Buchholz 2-6), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 4-2) at Texas (Lewis 4-3), 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore (M.Wright 2-0) at Houston (McHugh 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 6-4) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Archer 5-4) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 3-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-7) at Seattle (Montgomery 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1

Milwaukee 1, St. Louis 0

L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 4

Atlanta 8, Arizona 1

N.Y. Mets 7, San Diego 0

Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3

Tuesday's Games

L.A. Dodgers (Huff 0-0) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 1-2), 3:10 p.m., 1st game

Cincinnati (Cueto 3-4) at Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 1-4), 7:05 p.m.

Toronto (Estrada 1-3) at Washington (Scherzer 6-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 1-1) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Cravy 0-0) at St. Louis (Lynn 3-4), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 5-1) at Colorado (Hale 1-0), 8:40 p.m., 2nd game

Atlanta (S.Miller 5-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 3-5), 9:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-2) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Burnett 5-1) at San Francisco (Heston 5-3), 10:15 p.m.

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