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New York racing fans wear orange to honor Ward

August 17, 2014
Associated Press

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Racing fans wore orange to honor the 20-year-old driver hit and killed at an upstate New York race by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

Canandaigua Motorsports Park asked fans to wear Kevin Ward Jr.'s team color on Saturday night, one week after the driver was killed during a race. Track officials say the tribute was held with the blessings and some encouragement from Ward's family.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1sM7syS ) that fans walked through the gates wearing orange jackets, hoodies and T-shirts. Some of them customized their clothes with designs or messages.

 
 

 

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