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Monday, August 11, 2014

Auto Racing World Reacts To Weekend Crash Death

The grandstands sit empty at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in Canandaigua, New York. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Tony Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt track race August 9, after Ward Jr. had exited his car. Stewart's team announced he will not drive in the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen race. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The grandstands sit empty at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in Canandaigua, New York. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Tony Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt track race August 9, after Ward Jr. had exited his car. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The auto racing world is reeling after the death of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was struck by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in Upstate New York on Saturday.

Ward had climbed out of his car and was trying to confront Stewart, when he was struck.

Cody Combs of WHAM 13 News in Rochester has been following the tragedy and aftermath, and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.

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