Following the tragic accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9, NASCAR fans are wondering if Tony Stewart, the driver who accidentally hit the 20-year-old, will ever race again.
Tony Stewart, 43, hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Aug. 9, devastating all. While the race was ended immediately after the accident, and Tony did not race the following day in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Watkins Glen, many are wondering when he’ll race again. HollywoodLife.com has the exclusive scoop on if he’ll get back in his car.
Tony Stewart After Accident — Will He Race Again?
“The plan is for Tony to 100% race at Pure Michigan unless he is charged with manslaughter, if that happens then he might shut down his entire season,” an insider told us exclusively. As of now, there has not been any charges but the investigation is ongoing, according to Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero.
Stewart has cooperated with the investigation, which is ongoing, according to Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero.
“There are no criminal charges pending at this time. … We are not making any inferences of any criminal conduct at all,” he said to press adding that Tony has been fully cooperative and gave a statement to police. “He was visibly shaken by this incident and promised his continuing cooperation of this investigation.”
Kevin Ward’s Family Lash Out At Tony Stewart
Following the death, Tony sent out an emotional statement: “There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
“I feel numb, I look into the eyes of family and see a deep hurt that should not be there, my heart has pounded out of my chest for hours, thanks for thinking of our family tony Stewart when you decided to be a dick,” Wendi wrote. “My nephew was one of a kind, a true race car driver, a piss head and a sweetie all in one, a young man who will be truly missed by many! Aunt Wendi loves you budster, forever in our hearts.”
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Our thoughts go out to Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Emily Longeretta, reporting by Russ Weakland