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Hearing explores key questions for Tony Stewart in Kevin Ward Jr. case

Attorneys for Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. will be in U.S. District Court in Utica, New York, for a summary judgment hearing Friday as part of the Ward family’s wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart.

During an Empire Super Sprints race Aug. 9, 2014, at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Kevin Ward Jr. got out of his car after a crash and approached Stewart’s car, which struck and killed the 20-year-old driver. Stewart was not criminally charged.

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