What a tragic accident in upstate New York a few nights ago.
I've long believed that Tony Stewart is an arrogant a-hole, but I can't wrap my mind around the fact that he would purposefully hit a guy on purpose in front of a grandstand full of people. I don't believe that's feasible.
However, was he trying to scare the kid and get close to him, and accidentally take him out? Although I'm not sure that's the case, it's easier to believe. For those of you that dabble in law or know more about this than I do, can Stewart face serious charges if this is determined to be the case?
Personally, I think that Tony just didn't see him. The car in front of Stewart had to swerve to miss the guy at the last second (as the driver attested to after the race), and I don't think Tony saw him until it was too late. So awful that Ward died, but getting out of his car and charging like a mad man onto the track (whether it's a caution lap or not) is incredibly dangerous and playing with fire.
Also, those sprint cars aren't exactly normal cars. Doesn't look like you could have a good view of things side to side.
Any other thoughts or opinions on this?