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Old 08-11-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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My guess is TS probably tried to intimidate KW, but lost control enough to take his life. Both are at fault to me.

 
Old 08-11-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Yup, I remember that when Stewart approached Matt Kenseths moving car while Stewart was on foot. Then in the interview Stewart said "I'm going to run over him every chance I got from now to the end of the year, every chance I got."

Notice that Kenseth had the decency to not speed up & swerve at Stewart, like Stewart did to Ward.
And what happened? Nothing. You are as bad as the BEMs in the media.

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: SC
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I don't see this as tragic so much as criminal. I don't think he meant to kill him, but i do think he intended to give him a "tap." A bad decision made in the heat of the moment in the name of competitive anger.

It probably won't go down that way, I'm sure he will get a pass from prosecution, but won't deserve it in my opinion.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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If people would look at the whole Video they would see that when Tony
sped up his car the rear wheels went away form Ward to the left side, not to the right side toward Ward.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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TS is an experienced veteran driver, hence, he could have avoided hitting Ward plain and simple. I hope TS pays for this in more ways than one.


Stewart may not be out of the legal woods yet, CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford told "CBS This Morning."

"They're going to look at all possibilities here," Ford said. "There could be some type of charges out of here that don't focus on intent."
In other words, Stewart might have not meant it, but there is still the possibility of charges like criminally negligent homicide if prosecutors can prove Stewart was "ignoring obvious risk," Ford said.

Stewart got in a helmet-throwing incident two years ago and made a statement that could play a role here: "I checked up twice not to run over him. And I learned my lesson there, and I'm going to run over him every chance I got until the end of the year. Every chance I got."

What's next for Tony Stewart after fatal track accident? - CBS News
 
Old 08-11-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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TS is an experienced veteran driver, hence, he could have avoided hitting Ward plain and simple. I hope TS pays for this in more ways than one.


Stewart may not be out of the legal woods yet, CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford told "CBS This Morning."
"They're going to look at all possibilities here," Ford said. "There could be some type of charges out of here that don't focus on intent."
In other words, Stewart might have not meant it, but there is still the possibility of charges like criminally negligent homicide if prosecutors can prove Stewart was "ignoring obvious risk," Ford said.

Stewart got in a helmet-throwing incident two years ago and made a statement that could play a role here: "I checked up twice not to run over him. And I learned my lesson there, and I'm going to run over him every chance I got until the end of the year. Every chance I got."
What's next for Tony Stewart after fatal track accident? - CBS News
Nothing has displayed the incompetence of the news as much as this story has.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Nothing has displayed the incompetence of the news as much as this story has.
What part do you find incompetent?

Tony's past conduct is very relevant to this incident.

But the article also states that it would be very hard to prove any sort of criminal intent.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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I think Tony Stewart was simply trying to put dirt in the youngsters face and got a little too close for comfort. The 13 car driver Ward should have waited for the tow truck before pointing his finger and getting to close to traffic on the track. A rookie or young man's mistake. I watch the video and saw where he struck the other driver. It was a mini power slide gone horribly wrong ending in fatal consequences.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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What makes y'all so sure that Stewart was able to see this Ward in time to avoid him?

Sprint cars are designed to have their rear ends swing out in turns. Here is a video of how sprint cars race:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD1Sm5viQ4c
 
Old 08-12-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Two competitors. Tragically, but not surprisingly, one died. The utter stupidity that it takes to step out in the middle of that dirt track like that, waving arms like a raving lunatic, must violate some law of nature.

With that said, I believe that Stewart should be criminally charged. He was skilled enough to maneuver Ward's car into the wall at high speeds. He certainly was skilled enough to avoid injuring, even touching, that man on the track. Stewart's action was reckless and unreasonable, and created a substantial risk of death, which unfortunately resulted. Utter moron.
Several current and former Sprint Car drivers are now speaking out saying that in order to make a Sprint Cup turn left you have to "goose" or rev the engine. It is possible that Tony was trying at the last minute to avoid Kevin as he charged down the track. These drivers also confirmed that peripheral vision is limited in these cars and helmets.

So to jump to a conclusion without all of the facts is not good. Still as I mentioned earlier, no matter what the criminal/civil outcome will be, TS image has been tarnished forever.
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