Racer Kevin Ward Jr.'s Friend Gives Eyewitness Account of Tony Stewart Accident
It appears that Tony hit Kevin‘s car and caused it to swerve out of control. The young racer got out of his car and reportedly was yelling at Tony‘s car as it made its next lap around the track. That is when Tony ran his car into Kevin, who was standing on the side of the track.
“Tony pinched him into the front stretch wall, a racing thing,” Tyler Graves, a friend of Kevin‘s and fellow sprint car racer told The Sporting News. “The right rear tire went down, he spun on the exit of (Turn) 2. They threw the caution and everything was toned down. Kevin got out of his car. … He was throwing his arms up all over the place at Tony for most of the corner.”
“I know Tony could see him. I know how you can see out of these cars,” he added. “When Tony got close to him, he hit the throttle. When you hit a throttle on a sprint car, the car sets sideways. It set sideways, the right rear tire hit Kevin, Kevin was sucked underneath and was stuck under it for a second or two and then it threw him about 50 yards.”
We’ll continue updating more with this developing story as the details emerge.