Tony Stewart incident draws strong Twitter reaction
Three-time NASCAR champion struck, killed sprint car driver
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has been getting plenty of headlines for all the wrong reasons.
On Saturday night, Stewart stuck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a race in upstate New York.
Ward had climbed out of his car and walked on a darkened dirt track to confront Stewart, who then hit the 20-year-old. Ward was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Amazingly, initial reports had Stewart racing Sunday at an event in Watkins Glen, N.Y., with Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, calling the decision “business as usual.”
However, at a press conference Sunday, Zipadelli said Stewart would be pulling out of the event.
Here’s a sample of the reaction regarding the incident, and Stewart’s decision not to race.