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Old 08-09-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Tony Stewart hits rival driver, kills him in Sprint car race..

Stewart pinned Kevin Ward against the wall. Tire blows. Yellow.

As he comes by on yellow, Ward runs out on track gesturing to Stewart.

Stewart hits the gas to throw dirt on him and catches him with the rear tire, throws him 50 yards across the track.

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/police-investigating-sprint-car-incident-involving-three-time-nascar-champion-tony-stewart-081014

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Old 08-09-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Here is the video

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Its hard to tell what happened but the guy should have never charged into a mass of cars on the track pointing at stewart I suppose. I am not making any defence...if it was deliberate it was murder.

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Its hard to tell what happened but the guy should have never charged into a mass of cars on the track pointing at stewart I suppose. I am not making any defence...if it was deliberate it was murder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvaHUN6JFPc
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYF-cw6oA4&feature=youtu.be
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:01 AM   #5
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Time for Stewart to find himself a good lawyer........he's gonna need it.
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I have raced for years and rule number one of racing is never go out on the racing surface without a car wrapped around you. That guy's anger put him in harms way. With that said, TS should have ignored him and passed by on a low line. I'm sure TS will write a big check and I'm no lawyer, but I can't see how this will escalate into jail time... but he will be writing a large check.
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Per ESPN, Stewart will race today....
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Per ESPN, Stewart will race today....
...And more people than ever will be watching.
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Ward should have stayed in the car and saved his argument for pit row. That being said, if Stewart doesn't gun the throttle nobody gets hurt. Unintentional murder.... aka manslaughter. It's will take some good lawyering for Stewart to just write a check. To me, that is some pretty strong video evidence.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:51 AM   #10
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What's interesting is searching for actual event witness quotes.

Read the comments and witness quotes...

Video: Tony Stewart Runs Over Driver During Confrontation, Killing Him
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...And more people than ever will be watching.
Not me...I don't have a mullet and still have all my teeth. I used to work at HD back when stewart was all the rage and they constantly fed the workers the stewart/NASCAR kool-aid. I could never watch NASCAR when they refer to them as "stock cars"....on a more serious note, it is sad to see that driver's life come to an end so early, and for so many people to see it first hand.
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Stewart's a big mouth bully. Always has been.

Can't believe the authorities are not pressing criminal charges, specifically manslaughter.

"Business as usual" says Stewart Haas Racing. You'd think that out of respect for Ward they would withdraw from today's race.

Classless.

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Stewart's a big mouth bully. Always has been.

Can't believe the authorities are not pressing criminal charges, specifically manslaughter.

"Business as usual" says Stewart Haas Racing. You'd think that out of respect for Ward they would withdraw from today's race.

Classless.

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Likely advised to "keep calm and carry on" like it was nothing to do with him. Emotion can be read as guilt or blame. Seems very easy to take the 'shouldn't have been on the track' defense and run with it. Clearly Ward's actions contributed to his own death.

I don't watch NAscAR either. I like the races with Porsche, Ferrari and all the names racing. Don't even know what it's called.
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Autos Tony Stewart won't race after incident - ESPN

Will not race today. More info at link.
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Stay tuned to see how his major sponsors Bass Pro Shops and Mobil 1 react.

This could be a career ender.

Just sayin'..........

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Yes TS is a hot head and an arrogant prick but I don't see him doing jail time. It's a poorly lit track........at night.......with a driver in a black drivers suit getting out of a black car. The driver never should have climbed out of his car and walked onto a hot track walking towards traffic. Apparently the car in front of TS saw the driver at the last second and swerved, apparently TS did not. That will be his story I'm sure. Sad for all involved and their families.
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Yes TS is a hot head and an arrogant prick but I don't see him doing jail time.
Agreed on all points. IMHO, if criminal charges are issued, he'll walk. But the civil trial will require "the Big Check".

And current and future sponsors won't want anything to do with him.

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He MOST certainly will face prosecution.

And the Frances along with NASCAR will be writing the biggest check they have ever signed.
Years of token fines on millionaire arseholes have come home to roost.
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He MOST certainly will face prosecution.

And the Frances along with NASCAR will be writing the biggest check they have ever signed.
Years of token fines on millionaire arseholes have come home to roost.
I don't think this race had anything to do with NASCAR, did it?

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