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Old 08-10-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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Tony Stewart hits driver on track

Sad day in racing.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...-fellow-driver
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:55 AM   #2
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Tony Stewart Hits Kevin Ward Jr.

Crazy

Just turned on TV to see this

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup...new-york-state

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qILmIyG6qno

RIP to young Mr. Ward
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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Dumb move on the deceased's part.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:11 AM   #4
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Dumb move on the deceased's part.
Yeah, I tend to agree. If he would have stayed in his car or at the very least not having to decided to take a stroll on a live, dimly lit if at all race track, he'd still be alive...
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:20 AM   #5
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I think it would be safe to say the actions of both these obliviots would surprise even Darwin


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Old 08-10-2014, 08:31 AM   #6
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Stewart is not racing NASCAR today - good decision
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:18 AM   #7
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I don't think I'm going to watch this now, maybe later, too tragic.

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:07 PM   #8
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I saw this earlier as Doyle posted it on Twitter - very tragic and sad, but even with the red mist of anger and frustration coming down just what was that young man doing running into live race traffic like he did?
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:59 PM   #9
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I saw this earlier as Doyle posted it on Twitter - very tragic and sad, but even with the red mist of anger and frustration coming down just what was that young man doing running into live race traffic like he did?
20 year old, testosterone fueled stupidity. Oh well, he won't do that again.
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I saw this earlier as Doyle posted it on Twitter - very tragic and sad, but even with the red mist of anger and frustration coming down just what was that young man doing running into live race traffic like he did?
That's what I thought. Sad and unnecessary.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:26 PM   #11
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I think it would be safe to say the actions of both these obliviots would surprise even Darwin


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I take you have never raced or at least been ultra competitive...just saying. I wouldnt call either one of them idiots. It is heat of the battle, big brass balls, f-you attitudes at work, No blame, shit happens.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:05 PM   #12
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The young man made a dangerous decision to walk into the very center of the track. We've all seen angry drivers challenge cars. Stewart himself has done it. But I've never seen one walk into the middle of the cars.

It sort of seemed like Stewart had a chance to avoid him. It's possible he wasn't expecting to see a guy where Ward Jr. put himself and was caught by surprise. He does apparently gun his engine as he's almost onto Ward. Not sure if he suddenly saw him and was trying to avoid him, or if it was something else, like trying to scare him.

Obviously, I don't for one moment believe that he intended to strike the guy.

Just awful.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:28 PM   #13
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I'm assuming there are contingency rules for this sort of thing? Most sanctioning bodies have rules in place for a reason. Flout these rules at your own risk.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:43 PM   #14
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Whenever I've ended up on a live racetrack (always after a crash) the first thing on my mind is getting the hell out of the way not walking into traffic to go after someone who crashed me out. That's what the paddock is for! That is a very young man who unfortunately is no longer around to regret the decision that he made. The whole situation sucks. For him, his family, his fans and for Tony Stewart as well. I'm sure this will weigh on his mind for a very long time if not the rest of his life.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #15
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Truly sad

After studying the video many times it is clearly (to me) the unfortunate collision of 2 overly amped up egos. The kid has no doubt witnessed on many occasions, drivers who were taken out, purposely or not, and decided to unnessesarily display their subsequent displeasure with the offending driver. He just decided to do it to an equally hotheaded Cretan who himself decided to lite up the tires with the intention of spraying dirt on the kid. Even as good a driver as tony is, the car hooked up in a way that I'm certain caught him off his timing and, well...It's just sad when tempers and egos mix that this is too often the result. Two really good competitors changed forever
There are reasons sanctioning bodies have rules about anyone being on the track. As stated earlier,You wait until you're in the paddock. Possibly over tea...
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