(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

NASCAR champ Tony Stewart says he's still in mourning over the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., holding his first news conference since a grand jury cleared him of any charges.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:

Tony Stewart met with reporters at the North Carolina headquarters of his racing company and spoke about his life since striking and killing Kevin Ward during a non-NASCAR dirt track race in New York state. Stewart left the public eye for a short while:

(Stewart) "You didn't have any desire to do anything. You just, all you thought about what had happened and asking yourself 'Why? Why did this happen?'."

Stewart was cleared by an Ontario County, New York grand jury of manslaughter or negligent homicide, but the family of Kevin Ward has not ruled out a lawsuit.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.