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NASCAR: Tony Stewart cancels plans to race on dirt and unsure about Michigan


Tony Stewart will not race in Saturday's dirt track events at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana, according to an official statement made by the track on Monday.

Stewart sat out Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International following his involvement in a fatal incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday.

“Smoke” is a regular participant in dirt-track racing and is the owner of Eldora Speedway, which has hosted dirt races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in each of the past two seasons.

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Additionally, although Stewart is on the entry list for the Michigan NASCAR Sprint Cup race, that does not necessarily mean he will start the race.

According to a representative of the Stewart-Haas Racing team, the decision on whether to race Sunday will be Stewart's, and he will have as much time as he needs to make that decision.

"It is still an emotional time for all involved, Tony included," team representative Mike Arning said. "He is grieving, and grief doesn’t have a timetable."