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Lawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling'

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in upstate New York even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers.

The lawyer noted five other cars drove around Ward during a yellow caution flag before Stewart "revved his engine and ran him over." He called Stewart's legal papers in response to the lawsuit "appalling."

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5Jimmie Johnson7926
6Martin Truex Jr.7714
7Matt Kenseth7537
8Kurt Busch7138
9Denny Hamlin7129
10Jamie McMurray69610
11Ryan Newman68312
12Paul Menard67411

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