In the wake of the tragic sprint car accident crash claimed the life of driver Kevin Ward, Jr., Tony Stewart sat out the Watkins Glen NASCAR race. Stewart's team has now confirmed that Stewart will not race at Michigan this weekend either.
Jeff Burton will drive Stewart's Chevrolet this weekend. The team has said that this decision is only for one race weekend.
Statement from Stewart-Haas Racing regarding plans for the No. 14 team at Michigan. pic.twitter.com/YGonuuifio— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) August 14, 2014
Stewart Haas Racing has also said that the decision for Tony to race or not was up to Tony alone.
We can't imagine what either Stewart or Ward's family are going through.