Tony Stewart: Back To Racing

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 08/29 2014 04:23PM

Updated 08/29 2014 04:29PM

Driver Tony Stewart announces he'll return to NASCAR this weekend, three weeks after his involvement in a fatal accident in a dirt-track race.  Chris Clackum reports.

 Tony Stewart is returning to NASCAR racing this weekend, three weeks after he struck and killed a fellow driver in a dirt track race.

Stewart spoke publicly for the first time Friday since Kevin Ward was killed earlier this month at a track in upstate New York.

"This has been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to with, both professionally and personally," a visibly shaken Stewart said, "and this is something that will definitely affect my life forever."

The sheriff's department in Ontario County, New York is still investigating what led to Ward's death and has yet to rule out criminal charges against the three-time NASCAR champion.

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