Tony Stewart Won’t Race After Hitting Driver in Canandaigua
UPDATE: After announcing he WOULD race at Watkins Glen, hours after hitting and killing a driver in Canandaigua, Tony Stewart has now decided to sit this one out.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 10, 2014
No one can deny the death of Kevin Ward Jr., at Canandaigua Motorsports Park was a tragedy. But should Tony Stewart really be racing at Watkins Glen today? Hours after Stewart struck and killed Ward Jr. during a dirt race, comes word he'll race as planned today.
UPDATE: Tony Stewart will race in Sunday's NASCAR event, at Watkins Glen, hours after hitting, killing on-foot driver Kevin Ward Jr.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 10, 2014
One speedway cancelled racing today following the tragedy. It just seems like the right thing to do.
— TWC News CNY & NNY (@TWCNewsCNY) August 10, 2014
The decision for Stewart to race today didn't seem like the right thing to do and it didn't gain him any new fans.
1/2 The idea of Tony Stewart racing today, mere hours after striking another driver & killing him is more than insensitive & inappropriate.
— Pete Gilbert (@WBALPete) August 10, 2014
I can't say if Tony Stewart should be allowed to race today, but I do think out of respect he should sit this one out.
— Kim Briggs (@kimberlyatl) August 10, 2014
I'm a big Tony Stewart fan but what he did last night is incomprehensible. Have some class and sit out the NASCAR race. #tonystewart
— Gabe Porta (@gabeporta) August 10, 2014
The decision for Stewart to race so soon after the tragedy seemed a little cold hearted and I don't think the change of heart will change the majority of opinions: Stewart needs to show a little compassion.
Is Stewart's decision to NOT race, too little too late?