Tony Stewart returns to racing after deadly accident
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will return to racing weeks after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a race. He will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday.
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00:01 This announcement comes really as little surprise because when you
00:04 think about Tony Stewart and the way he announced is on
00:07 a Thursday. In his previous two races he announced very early
00:11 in the week the one before the bright after the tragic
00:13 accident that took the life of a fellow. Truck driver. He
00:17 announced the next day he wasn't -- so when it got
00:19 this late in the week you figured that he was actually
00:21 going to show up here MS officials that I spoke to.
00:24 They were pretty sure that he would show up. As well
00:26 so for the first time since that tragic accident Tony Stewart
00:29 will be behind the number fourteen -- Stewart Haas racing sitting
00:33 out the release roughly around 430 this afternoon now what Tony
00:37 Stewart gets to the track tomorrow is going to be a
00:39 jam packed Friday again he's going to meet with the media
00:41 1 o'clock in from 230 deport. It's practice and then at
00:44 seven. Qualifying against all of this is what typically happens for
00:48 a -- race weekend except this time. He's going to be
00:51 under a giant microscope as he's examined from a performance standpoint
00:54 as well as an emotional one but again Tony Stewart. Will
00:57 return to racing here.