Stewart Crash Inquiry Focuses On Lighting, Track
The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. In a sport steeped with bravado, what happened next was another familiar, but treacherous, move. Wearing a black firesuit and black helmet, the 20-year-old Ward unbuckled himself, climbed out of the winged car into the night and defiantly walked onto the track at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He gestured, clearly displaying his disgust with the driver who triggered the wreck with a bump–three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, who continues to race in sprint cars on dirt tracks. Ontario County Sherriff Phillip Povero says there was no indication that any of the drivers involved were not observing the caution that was already on the track:
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