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NASCAR announces new safety rules

Posted On August 15, 2014

Brooklyn, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - NASCAR has implemented a new rule that will require drivers involved in accidents on the racetrack to remain inside their vehicles unless "extenuating emergency conditions exist with the race car." During a press conference on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, the site of this weekend's Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck…

NASCAR Formalizes Safety Rule

Posted On August 15, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. (MotorRacingNetwork.com) - NASCAR announced a new rule that will mandate drivers remain with their disabled vehicles in the event of an on-track incident. Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition and racing development, announed the new mandate during a press conference Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway. "Really we're formalizing rules that have been there," Pemberton…

Stewart Will Not Race At MIS

Posted On August 14, 2014

(Brooklyn, MI) -- Tony Stewart will not race this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Jeff Burton will drive Stewart's number-14 car in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Stewart did not take part in last Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen after hitting and killing driver Kevin Ward Jr. with his car in…

Stewart investigation to continue for at least two more weeks

Posted On August 12, 2014

Canandaigua, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The investigation into last Saturday's accident in which NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park is expected to continue for at least two more weeks, possibly more. Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip Povero said on Tuesday the investigation into…

Stewart withdraws from dirt race at Plymouth Speedway

Posted On August 11, 2014

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - After not competing in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International, Tony Stewart has decided not to participate in an upcoming winged sprint car event in Plymouth, Indiana. Stewart struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on Saturday night at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park,…