Posted Sunday, August 10th 2014 @ 10am  by Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff

(NEWSER)– Tony Stewart will withdraw from today's NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, reports the AP, in the wake of last night's fatal accident that killed 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. It's a reversal for Stewart, whose rep had earlier this morning confirmed he would race, calling it "business as usual." The director of Stewart's Stewart-Haas Racing team now says the driver "feels strongly" against competing in wake of the tragedy. Regan Smith will take Stewart's place.

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