NASCAR and Tony Stewart Statement On Kevin Ward Jr Incident
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Click here to read the statement from Canandaigua Motorsports Park where the Kevin Ward Jr crash took place.
The crash took place last night and resulted in the death of 20 year old, Kevin Ward Jr. Fellow sprint car driver Ward was struck by Tony Stewart during caution laps at the speedway.
Ward exited his car to confront Stewart and was stuck by the Tony Stewart Racing machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation is underway but authorities have made it clear that the investigation is not criminal. They have stated several times the investigation is labeled an on-track incident.
Tony Stewart Statement On Kevin Ward Jr
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — The following is a statement from Tony Stewart regarding the fatal accident Saturday night during the sprint car feature at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park involving Kevin Ward Jr.
“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
NASCAR Statement On Kevin Ward Jr
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow competitors of Kevin Ward Jr. We support Tony Stewart’s decision to miss today’s race and we will continue to respect the process and timeline of the local authorities and will continue to monitor this situation moving forward.”