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NASCAR auto racing driver Tony Stewart reads a statement during a news conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Tony Stewart: Ward’s death will affect me forever

Associated Press

Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago.

The casket of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., is carried through mourners outside South Lewis Central School after a funeral on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Turin, N.Y. Ward died after being struck by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's car during a race last weekend at a dirt track in western New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

- Associated Press

NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y.  Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Tony Stewart pulls out of NASCAR Sprint Cup Michigan race

Associated Press

Jeff Burton will drive Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet in Michigan. Stewart also sat out Sunday at Watkins Glen, a day after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car event in Canandaigua, New York.

FILE - In this July 5, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart walks down the runway during driver introductions before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Racing sprint cars is Stewart's passion. But now his hobby, racing on tiny little tracks in nondescript towns outside of a busy NASCAR schedule, is again being called into question. The three-time NASCAR champion struck and killed a 20-year-old racer who had climbed from his car Saturday, Aug. 9, to confront Stewart on a New York dirt track following a crash caused by contact between the two cars. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Tony Stewart still could face charges in fatal accident, experts say

- Associated Press

The NASCAR star could be charged with second-degree manslaughter under New York law if prosecutors believe he “recklessly caused the death of another person,” with negligent homicide another possibility, according to criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law.

**FILE** This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

Kevin Ward Jr. built reputation as fearless race-car driver

- Associated Press

“I don’t want Kevin Ward to be remembered as a victim in a Tony Stewart accident,” said fellow driver Cory Sparks. “He definitely had a future in this sport. He was a very aggressive driver. He was one hell of wheel man.”

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Kevin Harvick leads a group of cars into Turn 1 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kevin Harvick dominates at Phoenix, comes away with win

- Associated Press

Coming off a disappointing finish at the Daytona 500, Harvick had the fastest car in practice and kept it rolling in the race, leading 224 of 312 laps on the odd-shaped mile oval.

No criminal wrongdoing in Schumacher ski accident

- Associated Press

French investigators have ruled out any criminal wrongdoing in the debilitating ski accident of Formula One great Michael Schumacher, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Driver Austin Dillon answers reporters questions during NASCAR auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Daytona 500: Rookie Austin Dillon earns pole driving the No. 3 car

- Associated Press

Austin Dillon won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500 driving the No. 3 Chevrolet — a car Richard Childress has refused to field at NASCAR's top level since Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 race.

Driver Danica Patrick laughs at a question during an interview at NASCAR auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Danica Patrick blows off Richard Petty criticism

- Associated Press

Petty said last week that Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup race "if everybody else stayed home." Petty also said Patrick gets attention because she's a woman, but added that publicity is good for NASCAR.

Willie Robertson from the TV show Duck Dynasty watches from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game  between LSU and Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.  LSU won 17-6. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'Duck Dynasty' moves to NASCAR with race sponsorship

Associated Press

Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday announced a multiyear title sponsorship agreement for its spring race with Duck Commander, the brand of best-selling duck calls and Robertson family-owned company featured on the A&E show "Duck Dynasty."

Driver Kyle Busch, center, answers a question as teammates Denny Hamlin, right, and Matt Kenseth, left, listen during a news conference at the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

Associated Press

NASCAR has overhauled its championship format to create an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end of the season.

French investigators seek alleged Schumacher video

- Associated Press

A French state prosecutor said Sunday he wants to obtain an alleged mobile-phone video of a skiing accident that critically injured Formula One legend Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher's helmet camera given to investigators

- Associated Press

Michael Schumacher's family has provided French investigators with the helmet camera that the Formula One great wore during a skiing incident in which he was critically injured, his manager said Saturday.

Schumacher's helmet given to French investigators

- Associated Press

Michael Schumacher's manager has confirmed that the Formula One great's family has provided French investigators with the camera he wore on his helmet during a skiing incident in which he was critically injured.

Family keeps watch over injured Schumacher

- Associated Press

Michael Schumacher's friends and family took turns by his hospital bed Friday, as fans rallied outside the hospital to support the critically injured Formula One great on his 45th birthday.

Patrick Dempsey completes Rolex 24 lineup

- Associated Press

Actor Patrick Dempsey's racing team completed its lineup Friday for the Rolex 24 at Daytona Speedway, adding factory Porsche Prototype driver Marc Lieb.

Fans honor injured Schumacher on his 45th birthday

- Associated Press

Scores of Michael Schumacher's fans converged Friday on a hospital in the French Alps to honor the Formula One great on his 45th birthday, just days after he was critically injured in a skiing accident.

Schumacher stable but brain injury still critical

- Associated Press

Formula One great Michael Schumacher's condition was stable but still critical overnight as he remained unconscious following a brain injury suffered in a skiing accident, his manager said Wednesday.

Michael Schumacher's manager Sabine Khem, center, speaks to journalists Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in front of the Grenoble hospital, French Alps, where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is being treated after sustaining a head injury during a ski accident Sunday. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Schumacher stable but brain injury still critical

- Associated Press

Formula One great Michael Schumacher's condition was stable but still critical overnight as he remained unconscious following a brain injury suffered in a skiing accident, his manager said Wednesday.