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Will NASCAR Have To Make A Rule To Encourage Common Sense?
After the accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, where NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward, Jr., people and pundits have come out of the woodwork to share their opinions.
Amongst them is the belief that NASCAR and others must create rules that prevent drivers from getting out of their vehicles during a race, unless it is on fire or instructed to do so by a NASCAR official.
Ward got out of his Sprint Car, and walked down the width of the track to confront Stewart after Stewart put his car into the wall. It is unclear whether Stewart ever saw Ward. His right rear tire struck Ward, throwing him in the air and back to the track where he lay motionless.
Not walking into an oncoming car doesn't seem like a rule that needs to be put in place; it seems more like common sense. Will NASCAR now need to create babysitting-type rules to protect drivers from themselves?
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