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Stewart will sit out third-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race

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Tony Stewart will sit out this weeks' Sprint Cup race at Bristol.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Once again, the No. 14 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be piloted by someone other than it’s owner.

On Wednesday Stewart Haas Racing announced that Tony Stewart will not be driving in Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Stewart has sat out Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen and Michigan after he hit and killed 20-year old driver Kevin Ward Jr  on August 9th at Canandaigua Motor Sports Park in New York.

In a release from the team, it was pointed out that this will continue to be a week-by-week decision for Stewart and there has been nothing determined for future races.

Veteran driver Jeff Burton, who took Stewart’s place at the race at Michigan last week, will be back in the No. 14 machine on Saturday Evening.