Transcript for NASCAR's Tony Stewart Won't Race After Track Fatality
Good afternoon I'm Byron Pitts at ABC news headquarters in New York. With the special report in a deadly racing crash involving NASCAR star Tony Stewart. Still obstructed. Killed Kevin ward junior would climb out of his car after crashing on the track and upstate New York Saturday possibly to confront Stewart. After they collided causing -- -- out. That sent Ward's car slamming into a side -- of the previous lap. This shot here witnesses say -- angrily crossing the track on foot and pointing before one car swerved to avoid hitting him. Then Tony Stewart's car strikes a twenty year old driver killing. Stewart a three time champion was not hurt and it planned on driving. In another race today -- New York but did an about face decision at a news conference earlier today. From competition director -- -- -- quit first set -- what race today saying quote where business as usual. It's just an unbelievable tragedy. -- brought to amount to secure in his family. Thoughts and prayers this is there's a very tough very emotional time for everybody. His family are -- Stewart Haas. Tony Stewart so you know without being said we feel that -- as a group. Tony will not drive today. Regan Smith is on his way up. NASCAR has approved for him to get in the race car today. And they're gonna do everything they can to help us expedite getting his seat and them. And comfortable I mean obviously we we and we talk us I didn't and realizing you know going tonight. Give -- some time to sleep on it and -- -- this morning and in you know he feels strongly -- the right thing to do. We did indecision -- supporter and agree with it. So that -- -- -- that's a difficult time for fruit -- both parties. And that and I know -- there's -- -- -- -- there's not a lot you can do knowing we do is do we feel very. And in this is it. He's what we feel -- supporting Tony and it. It was ready to discussion with NASCAR can make any kind of exception for Tony going forward. No I honestly that is -- furthest thing from Vermont and our minds right now it's it's. You know holding of the government's handling and and -- and -- -- you know people -- her car company that's something that that. We get home on Monday we'll have to look at evaluating and then you know. Go through -- you go through that make decisions. ABC news is monitoring these developments around the clock to get updates on these top stories -- them on the ABC news on -- Now have a complete wrap up later on world news and on Good Morning America. I'm Byron Pitts in New York good day.
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