BY JIM UTTER
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT)
In a statement issued Monday, Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway officials confirmed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has pulled out of a scheduled race at the .375-mile dirt track planned for Saturday night.
Stewart sat out Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International following his involvement in the death of fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. at an upstate New York dirt track.
Here is the statement released by Plymouth Speedway:
“We at Plymouth Speedway express our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Kevin Ward Jr. and thoughts and prayers to Tony Stewart and his family. Tony Stewart will not be racing at Plymouth Speedway this Saturday. More information on the weekend’s race will be announced later this week.”