On Wednesday, a grand jury ruled that Tony Stewart would not be charged for striking Kevin Ward, Jr. with his vehicle and killing him. Now, a source close to the famed NASCAR driver has come forward and revealed what Stewart plans to do with this weight off of his shoulders.
The source disclosed:
“Tony is beyond relieved that this nightmare is over when it comes to having charges cleared, but he will never ever forget the incident and what it has done to so many people’s lives including himself. He really is trying to move on from it as best as he can but it still will be something that he must carry for the rest of his life. It has been such a whirlwind for him but all he can do now is pray for the family and hope they can heal as time goes by and realize it was a terrible accident and nothing more.”
The source’s statement seems to be reminiscent of similar comments, which Stewart made himself, during his first press conference after Ward’s tragic death. Stewart remarked to the media during the August 26 press briefing:
“This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever. This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has to experience in their life. That being said, I know that the pain and mourning that Kevin Ward’s family and friends are experiencing is something that I can’t possibly imagine.”
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