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Racing to the Point: Ward Family Still Searching for Answers

Racing to the Point: Ward Family Still Searching for Answers

While just about everybody else was throwing in their two cents about the Kevin Ward, Jr. tragedy and the ensuing grand jury case against Tony Stewart, I chose to hold back, sensing that adding my opinion to the fray wasn’t helping the Wards any in their healing process. Ward’s aunt Wendi Ward’s open letter in USA Today on Sunday changed my perspective. As frustrated as I had been about how the case had been handled, the letter gave me some insight ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Talk Of A Stewart/Ward Settlement Is Ludicrous!

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Talk Of A Stewart/Ward Settlement Is Ludicrous!

I know this is a controversial subject, but after reading some press releases by some so-called prominent lawyers, I refuse to remain silent. “I think he will end up settling,” said Greg Bloom, an attorney at the Miami firm Chase Lawyers, which represents athletes and entertainers, said of Tony Stewart and the potential outcome of the civil case following Kevin Ward, Jr.’s death in Canandaigua, N.Y., reports Beyond the Flag. “If I was to advise him, I would advise the ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Speaks

Tony Stewart Speaks

For the first time since the incident with Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Tony Stewart took questions from the media. He did not answer questions about the accident directly, the investigation by the Ontario County Police Department is the definitive document on the crash. Stewart still looks gaunt and tired but there were glimpses of the feisty personality that has been suppressed by this tragedy. The press conference was solely about answering what questions could be answered by ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Takes Questions From Media For First Time Since Ward Incident

Tony Stewart Takes Questions From Media For First Time Since Ward Incident

On Monday morning, Tony Stewart spoke to the assembled media (writers, and cameras from multiple media outlets including FOX Sports and ESPN) for the first time since he was cleared of any wrongdoing in the wake of the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.  It was also the first time that Stewart took questions from media members since before the fateful night in Canandaigua.  While relieved that the potential criminal issues are over, Stewart clearly came off ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Dover – Chase Race No. 3 – The field is trimmed to 12

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Dover – Chase Race No. 3 – The field is trimmed to 12

Key Moment – The pass for the lead by Jeff Gordon over Brad Keselowski with 95 laps to go was the difference in the race. Keselowski was in the top 3 all day long and looked to be the driver to beat once Kevin Harvick’s car had issues with an inner liner going flat. Gordon ran down Keselowski and passed him on lap 305 and never looked back. In a Nutshell - The drama of the first ‘Richmond moment’ of the ... Read More »

Open Letter From Kevin Ward, Jr.’s Aunt

Open Letter From Kevin Ward, Jr.’s Aunt

On Sunday morning, USA Today Sports posted an open letter to the public from Kevin Ward, Jr.’s aunt. The letter was read over the phone just days after an Ontario County Grand Jury declined to bring criminal charges against Tony Stewart. Ward was killed in a sprint car accident last month at Canandaigua Speedway. First and most importantly, I want to say that no matter what people think or say, our family does not need others to determine what we ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Grand Jury Got it Right, But Now It’s Time to Heal

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Grand Jury Got it Right, But Now It’s Time to Heal

After weeks of speculation, the first questions have been answered in the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward, Jr. tragedy. In case you somehow missed it, Stewart hit and killed Kevin Ward, Jr. during a sprint car race in New York State on Aug. 9 of this year. Ward, apparently angered at Stewart for spinning his car out, got out of his vehicle and approached Stewart, who was circling the track under caution in his own machine. Ward was struck by the right ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Cleared of Criminal Charges in Ward Case

Tony Stewart Cleared of Criminal Charges in Ward Case

An Ontario County, New York, grand jury has cleared NASCAR driver Tony Stewart of any criminal charges. The official announcement came at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday afternoon, just over 24 hours since the case was first presented to them. On Aug. 9, Stewart was racing a sprint car at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when he appeared to tangle with the car of Kevin Ward, Jr., sending Ward’s car into the outside barrier. Ward then exited his vehicle and approached Stewart’s machine ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Calling All Armchair Crew Chiefs!

NASCAR Mailbox: Calling All Armchair Crew Chiefs!

It’s moments like this one that I really wish I understood cars better. Like, I know NASCAR issued changes to the car that will reduce horsepower and downforce, with changes to the spoiler and the addition of a tapered spacer. I know that these changes are meant to emphasize passing and better racing, making the cars tougher to drive. But I don’t know … how. I don’t know if it will make the racing better, or how it will impact ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Risky Play With Tony Stewart

Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Risky Play With Tony Stewart

Did You Notice? … A difference between two leagues? The NFL, after days of pressure, one sponsor (Radisson) pulling out and a second (Budweiser) giving a veiled threat finally pushed the Minnesota Vikings to keep star running back Adrian Peterson off the field. Peterson, accused of child abuse won’t face trial until early next year but has seen the facts of his case go public, along with a second accusation of beating a child that’s surfaced from 2013. While the ... Read More »