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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.
Stewart has been in insolation since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in an Aug. 8 sprint car race.
"I didn't feel like it was the right time (to call him), but we're all praying for him," Gibbs said. "We all love Tony. I love what he did for us here. We all know he's a racer's racer, and he's big for our sport."