Tony Stewart has not announced a decision as to whether he will drive this weekend in the Sprint Cup's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but in an email to The Blade, his spokesman says that decision will rest with Stewart.
"The decision to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Michigan will be Tony’s, and he will have as much time as he needs to make that decision," Mike Arning, director of True Speed Communication, wrote in an email to The Blade. "It is still an emotional time for all involved, Tony included. He is grieving, and grief doesn’t have a timetable."
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Stewart was involved in the death of Kevin Ward, Jr., following an on-course collision Saturday night at a dirt track in Canandaigua, N.Y. Stewart announced Sunday morning that he would not drive in the Cheez-it 355 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
Plymouth Speedway - about 25 miles south of South Bend, Ind., announced late last night that Stewart will not drive in a sprint car event Saturday at the track.
Regan Smith drove Sunday at Watkins Glen in place of Stewart.
Qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 is at 4:40 p.m. Friday at MIS.
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