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 width=>>Stewart Set To Return To Racing At Atlanta

After missing the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Tony Stewart is expected to return to competition this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stewart-Haas Racing made the announcement of Stewart's return on Thursday. A press conference involving Stewart and SHR executive vice president Brett Frood has been scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

Stewart, a three-time champion in NASCAR's premier series, skipped Watkins Glen, Michigan and Bristol while he was in seclusion following his involvement in a fatal accident on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. He struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

>>NASCAR Goes To Atlanta

(Hampton, GA) -- There's just two more races before the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Drivers head to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend before heading to Richmond Saturday, September 6th. A total of 12 spots have been clinched with drivers winning races, leaving four left.

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