Reports: Tony Stewart to race this weekend

Published 08/28 2014 04:51PM

Updated 08/28 2014 04:55PM

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Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Several weeks after a deadly crash that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr., Tony Stewart says he will return to NASCAR competition in Atlanta this weekend.

Multiple news agencies reported on Stewart’s announcement on Thursday.

The three-time Sprint Cup Series champion was racing at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9 when his car struck Ward, who had left his car and was walking on the track.

Stewart was in Upstate New York to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Watkins Glen.

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