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Tony Stewart returning to competition in Atlanta

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Tony Stewart will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta on Aug. 31, his first race since he hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. on the track. (Source: CNN) Tony Stewart will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta on Aug. 31, his first race since he hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. on the track. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will return to the track this weekend, three weeks after hitting and killing a fellow driver.

Stewart has been out since the Aug. 9 crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in western New York state.

The crash was ruled an on-track incident, and no charges were filed. The investigation into Ward's death is ongoing.

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comes to Georgia with a Sunday race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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