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Mobil 1 says sponsorship of Tony Stewart intact following investigation into Ward's death

Fotografía del 13 de septiembre de 2014 que muestra al piloto de la serie NASCAR Tony Stewart (14) antes de una práctica. Una audiencia del jurado de investigación que indaga el papel de Stewart en la muerte de conductor Kevin Ward concluyó el miércoles 24 de septiembre de 2014. (Foto de AP/Paul J. Bergstrom, archivo)

Fotografía del 13 de septiembre de 2014 que muestra al piloto de la serie NASCAR Tony Stewart (14) antes de una práctica. Una audiencia del jurado de investigación que indaga el papel de Stewart en la muerte de conductor Kevin Ward concluyó el miércoles 24 de septiembre de 2014. (Foto de AP/Paul J. Bergstrom, archivo)  (The Associated Press)

Mobil 1, the primary sponsor for Tony Stewart, said its funding for the three-time NASCAR champion remains unchanged.

An upstate New York grand jury on Wednesday declined to charge Stewart for the Aug. 9 death of Kevin Ward Jr. The sprint car driver died when he was struck by Stewart's car as Ward walked on the track.

Mobil 1 said in a statement: "The accident has been a terrible tragedy for all involved and our thoughts remain with the Ward family and Tony Stewart."

Bass Pro Shops and Rush Truck Centers, two of Stewart's other top sponsors, both strongly supported the driver when he made his return to racing after three weeks in seclusion.

The CEOs for both companies stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Stewart at his car before the race.