The lawsuit against Tony Stewart could come to a close as early as next week
In August 2014, Kevin Ward Jr and Tony Stewart were involved in an on-track dirt sprint car incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Ontario County, New York. Under caution laps, Ward came down the banking to show displeasure with Stewart.
On the dimly lit dirt track, in a black suit and a black helmet, Ward was struck. The 20-year-old sprint car driver died at the scene.
It’s been almost 4 years since the terrible accident. The 3-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has since retired and returned to dirt track racing. However, in the midst of that, he’s also been in and out of the court system.
First it was the criminal case, Stewart was cleared on all charges. Then, the family of Kevin Ward filed a civil lawsuit against Stewart for ‘pain and suffering’ among a list of other items. The two parties have gone back and fourth to court for the past several years.