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.