(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

A deadly weekend at the race track.  Sprint car driver Kevin Ward Junior is struck and killed by NASCAR's Tony Stewart during a Saturday evening race.  The tragedy was remembered during Sunday's race at Watkins Glen.

Fox News Radio's Marghiee Teshineh reports from Watkins Glen International with more: 

Sunday's race at Watkins Glen started on a somber note when Stewart - Haas Racing's Vice President of Competition Greg Zipadelli told the press before the race:

(Zipadelli) "Tony will not drive today."

Stewart had been taking part in a sprint car race in upstate New York the night before the Sunday cup race when he struck and killed a driver, Kevin Ward Junior.

Stewart's teammate, Kurt Busch who finished third at Watkins Glen commented:

(Busch) "It was a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with everybody."

A feeling echoed by race winner, AJ Allmendinger.

(Allmendinger) "It's tough scenario. So, you just try to come together.  That's all you can do." 

There are no criminal charges pending against Stewart, but investigators are reconstructing the crash using video and other visual evidence.

At Watkins Glen, Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.

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