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Stewart Retirement – Hoax

You may have seen a story circulating on Facebook or Twitter from empirenews.net that starts off

NASCAR Insiders Rusty Wallace and Darrell Waltrip have informed the Associated Press that three-time Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart will hold a press conference in the coming days, and is expected to announce his retirement from all auto racing activities, as well as announcing the sale of his half of his ownership of Stewart-Haas Racing. The announcement comes after Stewart tragically struck and killed fellow sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr.

 

However, what many people don’t know is that Empire News is much like the Onion, a satirical website.  As a matter of fact in the About/Disclaimer for Empire News it reads

Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.

 

So while you may want the news of Tony Stewart’s retirement to be true, it is in fact a giant hoax, at least at this time.

 

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