glen a richter wrote:
I don't follow nascar at all, being that I'm an elitist east coast prick who finds the concept of making repeated sets of left turns for 3 hours straight kind of stupid. But, the account I read which is probably the same everyone saw, I would have to put the fault on Ward. He got out of his car, approached and pointed at Stewart to draw attention to himself following a blowout/spinout? Why the hell would you get out of your car and approach anywhere near cars whizzing around a race track? In any event, it is a terrible thing for everyone involved, obviously. The loss of any human life is a terrible thing and I feel bad for everyone living and dead who has any connection to this.
It wasn't NASCAR. This was a sprint car race on dirt. However, people do this on all levels of racing, from NASCAR to trucks to dirt track. Ward was doing what a ton of racers have done before him. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1869656472
I have been asked by My job at FOX Sports TV and 3 radio stations to give my view of the tragic accident involving the death of Kevin Ward Jr in CANANDAIGUA, N.Y while racing against Tony Stewart ... I hesitated to give my view but after a day of thinking about it we need to learn why this happened ... I am INCREDIBLEY Sorry and SAD to the Kevin Ward Jr Family ... I am a equal part owner with Tony Stewart and Kenny Schrader and Bob Sargent of our DIRT track in Macon Illinois at MACON SPEEDWAY ... I have been racing on DIRT tracks for 10 years all over the United States and Canada and this year I have raced more than 60 DIRT races ... About once a month I see drivers do the EXACT same thing Kevin Ward Jr did ... They get out of the race car after a wreck and walk "ON" the race track surface while cars are still going in circles to confront the CAR and driver they had the wreck with ... I have ALWAYS thought it was dangerous ... After I watched the video of the accident "Over and Over" it was clear to me that the RACING INDUSTRY needs to come together and STOP the driver from walking on the race track while cars are still going around at a good rate of speed ... I BLAME NO ONE AND THE BLAME GAME IS NOT A GOOD ROAD TO TRAVEL ... This accident was a "Cautionary Tale" that happens every week at all race tracks around the world and now needs to be banned.
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