Tony Stewart Withdraws from Michigan Race

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Officials at Stewart-Haas Racing have announced that Tony Stewart will not be in the No. 14 for the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday afternoon.

Jeff Burton will take Stewart’s place for the team’s entry in the race.

In the announcement, officials indicated that the driver change pertains only to this weekend’s race. Tony Stewart has not decided on plans for upcoming races on the schedule.

Stewart has not been in a race car since an on-track accident in which he was involved at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York resulted in the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr. The investigation into that accident is ongoing. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero has said, “no facts that exist of any probable cause of a criminal act in this investigation”.