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Tony Stewart's Racing Team Releases Statement After Accident

Tony Stewart's Racing Team Releases Statement After Accident

A spokesman for Tony Stewart‘s racing team, Stewart-Haas Racing, has released a statement following the tragic accident that driver was involved in on Saturday (August 9) in Upstate N.Y.

“A tragic accident took place last night during a sprint car race in which Tony Stewart was participating,” spokesman Mike Arning said (via USA Today). “Tony was unhurt, but a fellow competitor lost his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We’re still attempting to sort through all the details and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.”

20-year-old driver Kevin Ward, Jr. died in the accident after he got out of his car on the track in the middle of the race and rushed at Tony‘s car.

“This is an ongoing investigation of an on-track crash,” Sheriff Philip C. Povero said, adding that Tony has been cooperative and that the investigation is not criminal. “Next is continuing interviews, a continued evaluation of evidence we have, including video, and there is certainly going to be an evaluation of medical evidence when it is collected from the autopsy.”

We continue to send out our thoughts to Kevin‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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7 Comments

# 1

Kevin Ward, Jr was being an idiot.

# 2

How disrespectful, the man lost his life.
As Warner Wolf would say lets go to the video tape.

# 4

The above tragedy was confirmation of that black kid getting shot by a cop in Rush’s home state.

# 5

No.2;
Say what you will about naive simpleton white people.
You can only play them for a fool for so long, before the really big and ugly push-back happens.

# 6

No.1;
The surname ‘Ward’ is a Mormon church thing…

# 7

Tony Stewart has a bad temper. One second he acts normal during interviews and then minutes later he is like a spoiled kid throwing temper tantrums. He tried to throw his car near Kevin and made a bad choice and it ended up killing the young man. No, I did not say that he killed him on purpose, However he did intentionally try to scare the kid to death and unfortunately that is exactly what happened. Tony Stewart needs to be held accountable for his horrific actions that ended up in the loss of a young mans life. Racing can make the adrenaline flow and Kevin should have never been on the track, but it still did not justify him losing his life.

Eddie Everhart
Mocksville, N.C.

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