Hours after running over and killing Kevin Ward, Jr., Tony Stewart plans to race again. According to Greg Zipadelli, the manager of his Stewart-Haas Racing team, Stewart plans to race in the NASCAR event at Watkins Glen scheduled to begin at approximately 1:19 p.m. Zipadelli said of the decision: "we're business as usual today."
This seems completely impossible, but Kerry Tharp, NASCAR senior director of communications said moments ago on ESPN that, as it stands now, there is nothing to preclude Stewart from racing today, but allowed that it was still early and things could change. Ontario Sheriff Philip Povero said the district attorney has been notified and Stewart has been cooperative with police officials but no charges are pending yet; the incident is currently being investigated as an on-track crash. Tharp indicated NASCAR would be cooperating as well.
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