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Published: Sunday, Aug. 10 2014 3:00 p.m. MDT

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Virginia Beach, Va

Stewart will end up acting as if he is the victim. There should be consequence's for behavior like this where people die. Like maybe law's should pertain to the rich and famous.

Saratoga Springs, UT

I watched a video (briefly, mind you) and it was scary to watch him get out of his car and walk out into the middle of traffic. He nearly got hit just before Stewart's car struck him, and I find it difficult to believe from what I saw that it was anything more than an accident.

Taylorsville, UT

Stewart is the victim of the neglegence of Ward who was chasing across the track blindly performance irrationally and without thought of endangering his own life or that of other drivers trying to avoid hitting him. When drivers who exit their cars start throwing their gear at other cars driving by them it has punished the driver who exits the cars.

My guess and knowing the history and love of his sport he may never want to drive again. NASCAR drivers have a low of respect for other drivers and they take safety and lives serious.

I would recommend that fans who photographed the incidence not submit pictures to police. The legal system is not qualified to sit in judgement of crashes in a race and try to compare it to driving on the streets and highways. Pictures are misleading and police have no experience or knowledge of racing and where hundredths of a second it takes to make a decision in a race car and how race cars react to race conditions. All is not what it seems when a race car crashes and pictures mean nothing.

American Fork, UT

I dont believe that Stewart intended to hit him. He was negligent in walking onto the track in FRONT of speeding vehicles. He knew there was he was putting himself into danger. He was thumping his chest and putting his own life in danger. I feel for this mans family but Stewart should not be castigated over this incident.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Yeah, sure...Stewart was the victim. Except for the part where he, you know, revved his engine and swerved into the guy. But other than that, Stewart was the victim. *eye roll*

Have any of the above commenters even watched the video?

Grand Junction, CO

Watch the video. Ward was irritated at a cheap shot from Stewart and came out on to the track to call him out. He was easily able to avoid being hit by other drivers who were driving slowly by. Stewart on the other hand GUNNED it and fishtailed right in to Ward. He deliberately accelerated at that moment causing the death. Was Stewart thinking he would injure Ward? I doubt it but, if Stewart had cruised by like others did, Ward would be alive today. JUST WATCH THE VIDEO!

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