Kevin Ward’s Family, Tony Stewart Release Statements

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WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL (18 News) – Both Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and Tony Stewart have released statements about the incident Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

From our sister station WSYR in Syracuse, a person at Ward’s home said over the phone, “We appreciate the prayers and support we are receiving from the community, but we need time to grieve and wrap our heads around all of this.”

Tony Stewart released a statement saying, “There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it’s the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

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