Tony Stewart will race at Atlanta

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Tony Stewart will race in the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta this weekend, his team announced

Stewart has not raced since he struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt track race in Canandaigua, N.Y., on Aug. 9.

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Jeff Burton drove Stewart's No. 14 car in the previous two races at Michigan and Bristol.

Stewart-Haas Racing released a statement announcing Stewart's decision to drive at Atlanta:

Stewart is currently No. 26 in the Sprint Cup points standings. The top 16 drivers qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

- Dan Gartland