Claim: NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver after an accident on the race track.
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NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart ‘Runs Over’ Opposing Driver During Altercation, Killing Him
Origins: NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hit fellow
The two drivers had been involved in a minor collision moments earlier on the track at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, about
Ward was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in Canandaigua. Stewart was questioned and released by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and an investigation is ongoing.
Stewart was in New York for the Cheez-It 355 NASCAR event the next day at Watkins Glen International but withdrew from the race.
Last updated: 11 August 2014
Gluck, Jeff. “Tony Stewart’s Car Hits, Kills Driver in Race.” USA Today. 10 August 2014. Reuters. “Driver Killed in Accident Involving NASCAR Star Tony Stewart.” 10 August 2014.