Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt force trauma when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart.
While many fans are outraged that three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver on Saturday, some North Texas dirt track drivers have been quick to defend their fellow drivers and their sport.
Stewart struck and killed a driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race Saturday.
Tony Stewart was back in a sprint car on Friday night, winning a race in the same series that he raced in when he broke two bones in his right leg. His runs were posted online.
NASCAR has tweaked the format for next month’s Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, where owner points will now be awarded to the top five teams that do not transfer into the main feature.
Tony Stewart has driven a sprint car again, roughly 10 months after the accident that sidelined the three-time NASCAR champion with a broken leg.
The three-time NASCAR champion missed the final 15 races last season with a broken right leg. He won’t be cleared to compete until Daytona International Speedway opens for preparations for the season-opening Daytona 500.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is recovering from a third surgery on his right leg following an August crash at an Iowa sprint car track.
These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
At his first public appearance since the accident, Stewart said he was planning to cut his schedule even before the injury, which has required two surgeries and left him homebound for almost a month.
Kurt Busch said Monday he has signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, which is rapidly developing into a super-team and will have four cars next season with the addition of the 2004 NASCAR champion.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation.