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NASCAR: No criminal charges pending against Tony Stewart

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Sheriff Philip Povero met the journalists Sunday, and said there were no criminal charges pending against Tony Stewart “at this time”.

Saturday night, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Tony Stewart was involved in a racing incident that took place at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Ontario County near Watkins Glen, N.Y.

The sprint car driven by Stewart struck and killed a fellow sprint car driver who was standing outside of his vehicle.

"Right now, we’re less than 16 hours into this investigation and it continues to be ongoing,” said Sheriff Povero.

“There are no criminal charges pending at this time and I would follow that up by saying that as we have reviewed the investigation to this point with the Ontario County District Attorney," he added.

"I want to make it very clear that as we speak at this time, there is no evidence in hand or no facts that would support a criminal charge or support criminal intent on the part of anybody."

Povero also added that as the investigation continues, his department is soliciting amateur videos that can be used to further his investigation and is calling assistance from the public to come forth with such footage.

"With the media present, I would ask for some assistance from the public that if there are persons hearing or seeing this message that had recorded a video of this crash or had first-hand knowledge of this crash, our investigators would like to reach out to you, retrieve this data and conduct interviews to obtain relevant information,” he concluded.