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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November 26, 2015 08:10 GMT

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Wednesday's Games

Orlando 100, New York 91

Charlotte 101, Washington 87

Toronto 103, Cleveland 99

Detroit 104, Miami 81

Boston 84, Philadelphia 80

Minnesota 99, Atlanta 95

Sacramento 129, Milwaukee 118

Memphis 102, Houston 93

Oklahoma City 110, Brooklyn 99

San Antonio 88, Dallas 83

New Orleans 120, Phoenix 114

Utah 102, L.A. Clippers 91

Thursday's Games

No games scheduled


Wednesday's Games

Tampa Bay 2, Los Angeles 1, SO

Nashville 3, Buffalo 2

Columbus 2, New Jersey 1

Montreal 5, N.Y. Rangers 1

Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3, OT

Washington 5, Winnipeg 3

Carolina 4, Edmonton 1

Vancouver 3, Minnesota 2

N.Y. Islanders 3, Philadelphia 1

Boston 3, Detroit 2, OT

Arizona 4, Anaheim 2

Ottawa 5, Colorado 3

Chicago 5, San Jose 2

Thursday's Games

No games scheduled


Thursday, Nov. 26

Philadelphia at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.

Carolina at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.

Chicago at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29

New Orleans at Houston, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

New England at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 30

Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m.