Manager: Tony Stewart to race in NY after accident

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In this April 11, 2014, photo, Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a New York dirt track where Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A manager for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's racing team says Stewart will race in an event Sunday in upstate New York.

The decision comes hours after Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race on Saturday night.

A video of the crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver Kevin Ward Jr. stepping toward Stewart's car before being hit and hurtled 50 feet. It appeared Ward was trying to confront Stewart when he was struck.

Team manager Greg Zipadelli says Stewart will race in NASCAR's event Sunday at Watkins Glen, calling the race "business as usual."

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