Ward's Dad Lashes Out at Tony Stewart: 'He Was Only One Who Didn't See Him'
The father of Kevin Ward Jr. is lashing out at NASCAR star Tony Stewart over the fatal crash that killed his son last weekend. Speaking at length for the first time since the tragedy, Kevin Ward Sr., told the Syracuse Post-Standard, that "apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn't see him."
Ward Jr. was struck after he got out of his car during the dirt race, looking for Stewart, who had just forced him into the wall.
"Tony Stewart was the best damn driver by far on the track that night. Why he had to go up as high as he did and hog my son, there's no reason for it," Ward Sr. said.
"I think the reason he probably got out of that car is who put him into the wall. He was definitely put into the wall," said Ward Sr., noting that the caution flag was out so other drivers were moving to the bottom of the track and slowing down.
A funeral was held Thursday morning for the 20-year-old. The investigation is ongoing, though legal experts say it will be extremely difficult to prove any intent on Stewart's part.
"The one person that knows what happened that night is possibly facing 10 years in prison. Is he going to say what he done?" Ward Sr. asked.
Stewart could face charges of criminally negligent homicide or manslaughter. A civil lawsuit from Ward's family is also possible.
Watch Laura Ingle's full report above.