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Stewart cancels plans to race on dirt

August 11, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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Tony Stewart will not race on Saturday at Plymouth

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Tony Stewart will not race in Saturday's dirt track events at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana, according to an official statement made by the track on Monday.

Stewart sat out Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International following his involvement in a fatal incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday.

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Stewart's car made contact with Kevin Ward Jr., 20, who exited his wrecked car to confront Stewart during a caution lap. Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Stewart is a regular participant in dirt-track racing and is the owner of Eldora Speedway, which has hosted dirt races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in each of the past two seasons.

Stewart broke his right leg in a sprint car crash last August in Iowa and missed the remainder of the 2013 season.

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