Stewart sits out at Watkins Glen

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:14 a.m.
Updated: August 10, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.

Tony Stewart poses with pole prize rifle after he took the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race Sunday at Watkins Glen, 12 hours after the three-time Sprint Cup champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

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