Tony Stewart Returns to Racing, Says Ward Tragedy 'Will Affect My Life Forever'
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart returns to the track Sunday three weeks after he fatally struck fellow competitor Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt track race in upstate New York.
“This has been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally,” Stewart said yesterday in a statement in advance of today's race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. “This is something that will definitely affect my life forever.”
“I know that the pain and the mourning that Kevin Ward's family and friends are experiencing is something that I can't possibly imagine. I think being back in the car this week with my racing family will help me get through this difficult time.”
On Fox and Friends Weekend this morning, Tucker Carlson said Stewart's statement was misguided, as it was mostly about himself.
"When you kill somebody, accidentally or not, the statement should be about him, not you," Carlson said. "'This is one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with?' Come on."
Watch the clip above.