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Friend to drive No. 13 car of Kevin Ward Jr., the driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart

FILE  -This July 5, 2014, file photo, provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., posed in victory lane at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. The No. 13 car belonging to Ward, who who was struck and killed by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart last month, will be in the lineup at this weekend's Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, the race's director said Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc., File) MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE -This July 5, 2014, file photo, provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., posed in victory lane at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. The No. 13 car belonging to Ward, who who was struck and killed by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart last month, will be in the lineup at this weekend's Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, the race's director said Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc., File) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

The No. 13 car belonging to the young sprint car driver who was struck and killed by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will race again this weekend.

Ohsweken (ohz-WEE-kehn) Speedway race director Doug Leonard says Kevin Ward Jr.'s friend, Dylan Swiernik, will drive Ward's car in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at the Ontario track on Saturday.

Leonard says about 20 of Ward's relatives will attend. A Friday night tribute race called the Kevin Ward Jr. Young Stars Challenge was also planned.

It's the first time that Ward's car will race since he was killed Aug. 9 after climbing out of his car during a nighttime race in Canandaigua, New York.

Authorities are expected to say next week whether Stewart may face charges.