Stewart Issues Statement
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on August 10, 2014 | 1:45 P.M. EST
Tony Stewart issued a statement Sunday on the fatal sprint car accident he was involved with Saturday night. (Photo: Getty Images)
Tony Stewart issued a statement Sunday about the fatal sprint car accident he was involved with Saturday night. Kevin Ward Jr., 20, was killed when he was struck by Stewart's car during a caution at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
Stewart's statement: “There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”