NASCAR champ Tony Stewart settles wrongful death suit

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Driver Tony Stewart waits in the garage while his car is worked on during practice for the Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Retired NASCAR champ Tony Stewart has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Kevin Ward, Jr.’s family–that’s according to a notice that posted in federal courts earlier this week.

Twenty-year-old Ward was killed during a dirt track race in New York in 2014 when he was struck by Stewart’s car.

Stewart was never charged.

The lawsuit filed by Ward’s family claimed Stewart caused the fatal accident when he maneuvered toward Ward while the race was under caution.

The lawsuit sought unspecified punitive damages.

A hearing to go over the “terms and conditions of the settlement” is scheduled for April 12th.

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