Series in which Ward Jr. raced does not drug test

Sep 26, 2014 1:28 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The sprint car series that Kevin Ward Jr. raced in the night he was fatally struck by Tony Stewart does not drug test its drivers.

Empire Super Sprints series President Chuck Miller says drivers are not allowed to compete under the influence. But Miller adds there is no drug-testing policy in place.

The Ontario County district attorney's office said this week Ward was under the influence of marijuana on Aug. 9.

Miller said no officials or drivers reported any indication Ward was impaired at Canandaigua Speedway. Ward was killed after he climbed from his wrecked sprint car and walked on the track while attempting to confront the NASCAR champion.

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