Murder On The Racetrack? Tony Stewart Runs Down, Kills Competitor
|Kevin Ward Jr. DOA at hospital|
Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
For some drivers there would be significant doubt in the intentions here, but Stewart's past record of fights with other drivers is well known. No question that Ward was wrong to cross the track to remonstrate with Stewart - but it's certainly not a mistake that should be punished by death.
I hope this proves to be a terrible accident, rather than the result of a driver losing his temper behind the wheel.
Whatever the truth, this remains a dark day for motorsport - American motorsport in particular. NASCAR is renowned for drivers ending up in altercations after incidents.
Time for the authorities to intervene, one senseless death is one too many.