Stewart will return for this weekend’s race in Atlanta, just three weeks after being involved in an incident that killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt-track event in New York.
Tony Stewart, who has missed three NASCAR rounds since killing a fellow racer in a sprint-car race three weeks ago, will return this weekend.
The 43-year-old still has a chance to qualify for the season-ending title race in the NASCAR series.
“Tony Stewart has received all necessary clearances required to return to all racing activities, and therefore is eligible to compete this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway,” said NASCAR vice-president Steve O’Donnell on Thursday.
“NASCAR has remained in constant contact with his race team, and we will stay very close to this situation as Stewart returns to competition.”
Stewart will make his return at the Atlanta Motor Speedway oval.
An investigation continues into the death of Kevin Ward Jr, who was killed whilst competing at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York when he was struck by a car driven by three-time NASCAR series champion Stewart.
Police have not made any charges in regards to the incident but their investigations are continuing.