Veteran NASCAR star Tony Stewart will return to competition for his first race since he was involved in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.
News: @TonyStewart will return at Atlanta after sitting out last 3 races following death of Kevin Ward Jr.
— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) August 28, 2014
NASCAR’s Steve O’Donnell: “Stewart has received all necessary clearances required to return to all racing activities.” #nascar
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 28, 2014
NASCAR on NBC had an official statement statement from Stewart-Haas Racing:
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 28, 2014
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old NASCAR superstar will move forward with his career and attempt to salvage his season.
Stewart, who has 48 career Cup wins in 542 starts, is one of the biggest stars in the garage. His peers have been protective of him as questions emerged in the aftermath of the crash, and it pained them that Stewart was grieving in private and had cut off communication with so many of them. He will talk to the media for the first time since the fatal crash on Friday.
Stewart will be behind the wheel for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.