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      Calling hours today for Kevin Ward Jr., family wants 'biggest turnout ever'

      Kevin Ward Jr.

      The calling hours for Kevin Ward Jr, who was hit and killed by Tony Stewartâ??s car at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park dirt track over the weekend, will be held today.

      The calling hours are scheduled for noon-4 pm and 6-9 pm Wednesday at the Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler Street in Boonville.

      Funeral services are set for 11 am on Thursday at the South Lewis High School at East Road in Turin.

      Wardâ??s family issued this statement after the crash: "We appreciate the prayers and support we are receiving from the community, but we need time to grieve and wrap our heads around all of this."

      Empire Super Sprintsâ?? website says that â??The entire Ward family sends their sincere thanks to all that has sent heartfelt notes, calls, and texts, anything that has been sent their way.â??

      The website also says that the family wants to see the â??biggest turn out there ever. They are very proud of Kevin Jr.â??

      Cards and letters can be sent to the Ward family at 3501 Kelpytown Road, Port Leyden, NY 13433.