Emotional Tony Stewart meets with the media

Tony Stewart met with the media Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Getty Images)

Tony Stewart met with the media Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Getty Images)

Tony Stewart met with the media Friday for the first time since a fatal incident during a sprint car race in New York State on Aug 9. Stewart missed the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup races electing to return to competition this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart took no questions, he simply read a statement in a soft voice that seemed to shake a times. He asked that people understand that until the investigation is complete he will not be answering any questions.

“This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally,” Stewart said in his statement. “This is something that will definitely affect my life forever.”

Stewart was involved in a racing incident at Canandiagua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Aug. 9. In the aftermath 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. was dead. MORE>>>

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