Father’s Statement Prompts Questions Into Stewart’s Actions

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August 13, 2014 11:32am PST

Many people have found themselves becoming instant experts on dirt track cars amongst the recent squabbling over Tony Stewart’s actions Saturday night. Despite the many people having input on the race after only having seen a video about a minute long, almost all rhetoric on the matter is virtually useless.

One man who was at the track that day, and witnessed the events however has even more recently come forward – Kevin Ward Jr.’s father.

During an interview with The Syracuse Post-Standard, Kevin Ward Sr. conveyed that, “there’s no reason for” the death that took the life of his son. As it’s been made known, Tony Stewart hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr after bumping the 20-year-old driver’s car into the wall

After getting out of his car in an angry display, Stewart’s rear tire slammed into Ward throwing his motionless body across the track causing significant injury that eventually lead to his death. The outraged father further stated, “Tony Stewart was the best damn driver by far on the track that night. Why he had to go up as high as he did and hog my son, there’s no reason for it.”

(See also: Driver On Track Makes Bold Statement About Stewart’s Role In Ward’s Death)

As we’ve previously reported, Paul Kinney was also driving on the track that day and explained, “I drove right by him. He looked a little bit angry. I didn’t think much of it. A lot of drivers do that. I seen Kevin clear as day. Nobody else ran into him, either.”

Having heard these claims, Ward Sr. relayed to the paper, “Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn’t see him.”

Ontario Country Sheriff Philip C. Povero announced that there were no findings amongst the preliminary reports that indicated Stewart acted in a criminal way whatsoever. Expressing his displeasure, Ward Sr. stated, “The one person that knows what happened that night is possibly facing 10 years in prison. Is he going to say what he done?”

What do you guys think – are these intriguing points Ward Sr. brings to the table, or are these the expected questions of a grieving father? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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