Some tracks weigh rules changes in wake of tragedy

Every late Saturday afternoon, before the Late Models, Pure Stocks, Hornets, FreshPrintz UMP Modifieds and Superstocks or any other type of racecar takes the dirt track at Twin Cities Raceway Park, drivers sit through a meeting.

Among the various rules and regulations the drivers hear is one that has been with the North Vernon facility for several years: “Don’t get out of your car onto the track.”

That rule may catch on at other small tracks across the country in the wake of Saturday’s fatal accident involving NASCAR veteran and Columbus native Tony Stewart. Stewart’s sprint car hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. after Ward exited his car and approached Stewart at a race in Canandaigua, New York.


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