Saturday night saw one of the more tragic events in the history of auto racing take place as NASCAR’s Tony Stewart was running a sprint car race at a dirt track in New York when he struck 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., who eventually died from the injuries that he sustained from the incident.
Now many would think that with Stewart involved in all of this, there would be absolutely no way that he would be racing at Watkins Glen on Sunday in the Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355.
Well unfortunately, as wrong as it probably is, there is word coming from the Stewart camp that he still plans to run the race come Sunday afternoon.
NEWS: Sources close to Stewart say at this time, Stewart still plans to compete in Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International.
— Jim Utter (@jim_utter) August 10, 2014
Now while this is the word right now, do not be surprised if this changes come time for the race. While Stewart has not been arrested or charged with anything at the moment, anything can happen within the next few hours that could drastically change his stance on this.
Also, out of respect for Ward alone, it would be a good idea to put running this race on hold, so he can deal with whatever is coming his way.
Because we know for sure, that something bad is indeed headed his way at some point.