All Forums > General Discussion > Non-Sports > RIP -- Kid That Tony Stewart Ran Over
8/10/2014 4:50 AM
I've watched the video Zapruder style quite a few times. They have super slo-mo video all over YouTube.

I've seen comments range from life in jail to... the kid got what he deserved. But it's the internet, extremes happen with everything.

Clearly the kid is at fault. People flipping off other people after wrecks is quite common, but they don't come into the middle of the track to do it. I don't understand why Stewart accelerated through the turn though. An argument could be made that he wanted to throw some dirt on him, but he got too close.

Overall there's nothing clearly criminal here. I imagine the family will get cash through Stewart for goodwill/hush money. I do wonder what happens with Stewart's sponsors. Sponsors usually want zero to do with polarizing figures, and with a huge swath of people ready to convict him I could see some brands withdraw from him and his team. Time will pass, sponsors will return and it will just be a blip on his legacy.
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8/10/2014 6:31 AM
If he's charged with criminal intent, he will have trouble with sponsorship.   That doesn't appear to be happening.   So, in all likelihood, it's a story until the next one comes along and that's it.
8/10/2014 3:01 PM
He accelerated and turned right into him!  Unbelievable!

http://deadspin.com/reports-tony-stewart-ran-over-opposing-driver-during-1618893708

8/10/2014 11:32 PM
It's sketchy video, but all everyone is talking about today is how the real victim is Tony Stewart. I give credit to Kasey Kahne for giving an actual quote, “I truly don’t understand how in the world it happened and exactly what went on there,” Kahne told ESPN’s Marty Smith. “There’s only a few people who would. There’s no media person that can and there’s no fan that can. There’s too much you can’t see.”
8/11/2014 8:52 PM
I watched it again and it appears Ward was used as a lever to move Stewart's car to the right.... and to take from Kahne, There is too much that Tony couldn't see.  I guess seeing out the right is difficult and it was night and Ward was wearing black.
8/11/2014 9:12 PM
Someone goes for a walk on a curve on the freeway wearing black at night to flip off cars.  HGWHD

8/12/2014 8:13 AM
Posted by toddcommish on 8/11/2014 9:12:00 PM (view original):
Someone goes for a walk on a curve on the freeway wearing black at night to flip off cars.  HGWHD

No.

He was the victim of his own bad decision; a bad decision like that doesn't "deserve" the death penalty, but it is a reasonable outcome of the risk he took....
8/12/2014 8:47 AM

Social Darwinism at it's finest.  Stupidity can often be fatal.

8/12/2014 12:36 PM
Typical overreaction on the internet.

STEWART MEANT TO KILL THAT GUY!!!!
THE STUPID KID GOT WHAT WAS COMING TO HIM!!!!!

It's an unfortunate accident.   Hopefully, someone will learn something and it won't happen again.   A new rule, stopping drivers from standing on the track, should be put in place immediately.    If they do it anyway, suspend them 3-5 races, at any sanctioned race/track, and it will stop. 
8/13/2014 3:18 AM
Some dumb redneck kills another dumb redneck'' WHO CARES!!
8/13/2014 7:56 AM
Typical internet ******* response.
8/13/2014 1:21 PM
Clearly YOU care. Thanks for answering my question. And here I thought you had me on block
8/13/2014 1:40 PM
Actually, I don't really care.  People I don't know die every minute of the day.   If I took the time to care about all of them, I'd have no time for anything else.   But your "WHO CARES!!!"(lacking a question mark which is weird) is a typical internet ******* response because it's not necessary.   Do you feel obligated to tell us you don't care that some Iraqi just got killed?  That you don't care that the cops killed some teenager in STL(or wherever it was)?   Or do you care about those deaths?  Tell us which unknown dead body you care about.   I'm sure we all need to know.

You've never been blocked.   I just don't bother responding to your dumbassery.   I did this time because it fit the "theme" I'd started(Typical internet......)
8/13/2014 4:51 PM
This isn't shocking by any means. Headline is pretty much, "Dead kid's dad angy at driver that ran over son". But with Stewart unlikely to be charged with anything, I think there's a 100% chance of a civil lawsuit that results in an "undisclosed amount" going to the family.

Ward Sr. also addressed that in his interview with the newspaper, saying: "The one person that knows what happened that night is possibly facing 10 years in prison. Is he going to say what he done?"
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