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NASCAR's Tony Stewart Will NOT Race One Day After Fatal Accident That Killed Kevin Ward Jr.

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Will NOT Race One Day After Fatal Accident That Killed Kevin Ward Jr.

Tony Stewart is officially not driving at the Watkins Glen International race on Sunday (August 10), a day after his sprint car struck and killed fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr.

“From @StewartHaasRcng’s VP of Competition: Tony Stewart will not race today at @WGI,” NASCAR confirmed via Twitter.

Earlier in the day, it was still up in the air as to whether the 43-year-old driver would get behind the wheel.

“NASCAR spokesman says they are still gathering facts, but as of now there is nothing that would preclude Tony Stewart from racing today,” USA Today‘s Jeff Gluck tweeted. “NASCAR spokesman clarifies it’s too early in process to say whether Tony Stewart will race today. NASCAR still gathering info, he says.”

In case you missed the news, the fatal accident took place during a dirt-track event at the Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday (August 9) in Canandaigua, N.Y. Tony‘s team has released a statement about the ongoing investigation.

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38 Responses to “NASCAR's Tony Stewart Will NOT Race One Day After Fatal Accident That Killed Kevin Ward Jr.”

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  1. 1
    Selena Says:

    Pisses me off….I can’t stand p*ssy-assed grown men acting like fools thinking you can do whatever the hell you want just because you are a leadfoot.

  2. 2
    Lola Says:

    Like it is written, they are still investigating. But my prayers go out to both families. This is tragic.

  3. 3
    Dieter Says:

    That stupid Ward Junior wanted to kill himself !!!! Thanks god he did not hurt others !!! Tony shall race !!! How can someone be that stupid !!!! Ward Juniors team needs to be fined for employing such an irresponsible driver !!!!

  4. 4
    Lena Says:

    Weird title. Makes it sound like they are asking if a dead guy will race after fatal accident. But, then they say say nothing stops him from racing. Except human empathy. Is it so wrong to sit it out in honor of a fallen driver? Money lives on I assure you…

  5. 5
    A*shole Says:

    It’s NOT about Stewart, it’s about the driver HE killed. Everybody is so concerned about Stewart’s state of mind. Why don’t they think about Ward’s family?

  6. 6
    . Says:

    @Dieter: STFU, loser.

  7. 7
    Selena Says:


    Tony thought he’d clip him and teach him a lesson. But since Tony isn’t Mr. Life Lesson and was racing to win, he nailed him at full speed and at that speed is dangerous.
    Vehicular Manslaughter IF NOT MURDER. Sorry, I’d rather lose a race instead of killing someone.

  8. 8
    Selena Says:

    But then, I also know that racing cocky and angry is bad for driving anyway. Takes away from focus.

  9. 9
    Dieter Says:

    @A*shole: This is because Kevin committed suicide !!!

  10. 10
    Dieter Says:

    @.: You are a wanker !!!!

  11. 11
    Hobie Says:

    seen the video, drivers should stay in their cars, but tony should have been more careful. keep your foot off the gas under caution.

  12. 12
    . Says:

    @Dieter: AWWW…..This is America, honey, we don’t use your stupid, pu*sy terms! But you still ARE a loser!!

  13. 13
    Selena Says:


    Got enough exclamation points, there, princess? Maybe you need a few more?
    Captain Obvious and his uber intelligent consort are out on the troll prowl.

  14. 14
    Dieter Says:

    Kevin Ward Junior was under influence of drugs and alcohol and killed himself !!!!

  15. 15
    Dieter Says:

    Kevin Ward Junior was under anti-depressian medication mixed with alcohol. An autopsie will reveal the truth !!!

  16. 16
    Selena Says:


    Like I posted before. Tony will be charged. It won’t be vehicular homicide, but vehicular manslaughter because the kid was in the middle of dangerous race track during a race. BUT Tony could have swerved since the other car before him did and missed the boy. I imagine the testimony of the blue care race driver will be key.

  17. 17
    Selena Says:



  18. 18
    Dieter Says:

    @Selena: Kevin Ward Jr. is an drug addict who wanted to kill himself !!!!!

  19. 19
    Selena Says:


    That maybe true…but it looks like a car got him killed.

  20. 20
    Dieter Says:

    @Selena: You even admit that he approached intoxicated in a suicidental manner the racing track – AND STILL THE OTHER DRIVER IS TO BLAME. WE CANT TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY ANYMORE: GO AWAY !!!!

  21. 21
    Selena Says:


    Ignore my posts. I have the right to post WHERE I WANT. If you don’t like it TOO BAD. Go cry your mascara off. Better yet, get a man and a life.

  22. 22
    Dieter Says:

    @Selena: We have been ignoring your posts for quite some time. Don’t worry: carry on posting. You better get a real man in your life with a hard stick (instead of crying for a sucidental alcoholic)

  23. 23
    Selena Says:


    And yet you still talk to me when you say you ignore me. Thanks for you’re opinion, now let me get back to my life and finding a man with a large hard stick.

  24. 24
    @selena Says:

    gb doesn’t have one

  25. 25
    Selena Says:


    Don’t bring drama here…please for the love of all things private. Also that’s sexual harassment to whoever “gb” is. His/her body is NOT up for discussion on a public thread. I don’t really care about learning about people’s body parts in such a manner.
    Let’s stick to the topic at hand.

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