NASCAR adds new rule on exiting cars after crashes
By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer
10:08 AM, Aug 15, 2014
10:27 AM, Aug 15, 2014
BROOKLYN, Mich. - NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
NASCAR star Tony Stewart is skipping this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Last Saturday, Stewart's car hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in Canandaigua, New York. After Stewart clipped Ward's car, sending it spinning, Ward left the car during the caution period, walked down the track and was hit by Stewart.