Advertisement

Tony Katz

Blog > Tony Katz > Tony Stewart Kills Driver Who Confronted Him On Track

Tony Stewart Kills Driver Who Confronted Him On Track

Kevin Ward Jr., 20, Was Hit By Stewart's Rear Tire. Stewart To Race At Watkins Glen Sunday, Says "Business As Usual"

 

UPDATE 8/10/14 10:28amET - The Associated Press has confirmed that Tony Stewart will not take part in today's scheduled race at Watkins Glen International. Reagan Smith will take his place.

 

Indiana native and NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver who got out of his car to confront Stewart during a Sprint Car race at Canandaigua Motosports Park in New York Saturday night.

In the video below, fellow race Kevin Ward's #13 car got tangled with Stewart's #14. Ward ended up in the wall and unable to race while Stewart continued. Ward, clearly angry with Stewart, got out of his car and began pointing at Stewart's car as he continued around the track, moving his way to the lower part of the track to share his displeasure with Stewart's driving.

In the video, he is clearly pointing and gesturing at Stewart's car.

As Stewart got close to Ward, his car fishtailed, and the right rear tire hit Ward, sending him flying 25 feet and landing him motionless on the track.

Based on all reports, Stewart was visibly shaken when he spoke to police. However, as reported by WIBC News Director Mike Wilson, Greg Zipadelli, Stewart-Haas Racing competition director, said Stewart will race at Watkins Glen on Sunday as planned, saying it's, "business as usual."

According to Sherrif Phillip C. Povero of Ontario County, New York, "This is an ongoing investigation of an on-track crash."

A full update on the situation, the NASCAR response, the legal entanglements and the police investigation can be heard on Monday, 5am on Indy's Morning News with Tony Katz.

WARNING! VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES AND ADULT LANGUAGE THAT MIGHT BE UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.

(Photo Cred: Wikipedia / Defense Intelligence Agency Website) I've read nearly everything I can stomach on former...
(Photo Cred: Mike Angerer / Getty Images) A federal judge has halted an executive order from President Donald...
(This photo provided by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Judge Neil Gorsuch / Wikipedia) In a...
(Photo Cred: Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images) America has experienced a fair amount of politician talk over the past...
(Photo Cred: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) Some 70 year old men like to golf. They walk the beach with their wife,...