(NEWSER)– Tony Stewart will withdraw from today's NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, reports the AP, in the wake of last night's fatal accident that killed 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. It's a reversal for Stewart, whose rep had earlier this morning confirmed he would race, calling it "business as usual." The director of Stewart's Stewart-Haas Racing team now says the driver "feels strongly" against competing in wake of the tragedy. Regan Smith will take Stewart's place.

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