Motorsport: Stewart returns to sprint car racing

Tony Stewart sits in his car in the garage area during practice. Photo / Getty Images
Tony Stewart sits in his car in the garage area during practice. Photo / Getty Images

Tony Stewart has returned to sprint car racing, though his first race back provided him more frustration than frivolity.

Stewart finished a disappointing 17th in the 26-car main event Friday at Bubba Raceway Park, and he ended the night arguing with a fellow driver and complaining to officials.

Stewart was driving a sprint car for the first time since he accidentally struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race in upstate New York in 2014. Stewart is still facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the fellow driver's family.

The three-time NASCAR champion, who retired after last season, declined comment after the dirt-track event out of respect for the Ward family.

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