Tony Stewart talks publicly for first time since grand jury chose not to indict him

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart spoke to the media Monday for the first time since a grand jury chose not to indict him for a deadly crash on a dirt track, WSOCTV.com reported.

Stewart, who crashed into driver Kevin Ward Jr. and killed him at the Canandaigua, N.Y., Motorsports Park in August, said if he could have done anything differently he would have stayed at Watkins Glen.

Stewart was asked if he has ever considered not drivingagain in Sprint car races. Stewart said he’s not ready to answer that, but that he won’t be in one for a while.

He said the situation has given him opportunities to think of other aspects of his life besides his profession.

“I really didn’t do much of anything, to be perfectly honest,” Stewart said of the time after the accident. “I just sat there for days on end, asking questions and trying to come to terms with how it happened and why it happened,” Stewart said.

When asked about Ward’s positive toxicology results Stewart said, “A young driver lost his life. It didn’t matter why.”

 

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