was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in upstate New York even though Stewart is one of the world’s best drivers.The lawyer noted five other cars drove around Ward during a yellow caution flag before Stewart “revved his engine and ran him over.” He called Stewart’s legal papers in response to the lawsuit “appalling.” Ward’s family sued Stewart this month for unspecified damages, accusing Stewart of gross negligence in the August 2014 accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
or anyone else walking on foot on the track until just prior to contact, and did not know the identity of the person walking on the track until afterward.'The champion racer (pictured greeting fans during drivers introduction before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway, September 20) admitted that his confidence as a driver had been destroyed following the deadly accident last year He has taken victories in everything from sprint cars to NASCAR and won Cup championships in 2002, 20, as well as an Indy Car title in 1997.
He also took home two Brickyard 400s at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his home state, CBS reported.
Stewart’s lawyer, Brian Gwitt, said in court papers Friday that Ward was impaired by marijuana and died because he exited his car during the race.
“Stewart was not aware that anyone had exited their vehicle,” Gwitt wrote, adding that his client “did not see Ward, Jr.
'It went right back to the fact that we lost Kevin.
We lost a young driver that had a lot of talent.''Our son got out of his car during caution while the race was suspended, all other vehicles were reducing speed and not accelerating, except for Tony Stewart who intentionally tried to intimidate Kevin but accelerating and sliding his car towards him causing this tragedy,' Pamela Ward said in a statement to CBS News last week.Unconfirmed reports are saying that Tony Stewart was already unhappy with Patrick this season because of her performance and the way that she raced Stenhouse Jr. Stewart felt that Patrick cut Stenhouse more slack on the track than she did her Stewart-Hass teammates.Now that the couple is married it might be safe to say that she will only be cutting Stenhouse more slack on the track.The last 24 hours have been filled with ups and downs for NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.Unconfirmed sources are reporting that Patrick is on her way out at Stewart Haas Racing.The NASCAR star has not won in a race in more than two years since the 2013 Dover International Speedway.