Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart says he never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr.

The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday in his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Ward's death.

The 20-year-old Ward was struck and killed by Stewart's car during a sprint car race in upstate New York on August 9.

Stewart discussed the accident openly and said, 'If the parents of Ward wanted to hear from me, I'd be glad to meet with them.'

Stewart also said, 'Since the accident, I rarely leave my house because it feels awkward.'

He made it clear stating, 'I didn't know Kevin Ward, what happened was an accident.'

Here's the entire press conference:

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