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SundinsTooth
08-10-2014, 09:44 AM
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/10/tony-stewart-ran-over-driver-with-car-during-fight-reports



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJWTauPGp9g

Crazy.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Why the hell did the guy go on to the track like that?

SundinsTooth
08-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Darwinism.

UWHabs
08-10-2014, 10:55 AM
And he's still planning on racing.

Montana
08-10-2014, 11:19 AM
The man's emotions, and his inability to control them, got him killed......damn shame.

JackBurton
08-10-2014, 11:55 AM
Hot headed 20 year-old. What a waste of life by doing that. It was so senseless and dangerous.

JackBurton
08-10-2014, 12:01 PM
And he's still planning on racing.

He's now pulled-out.

worm
08-11-2014, 11:03 AM
Stewart do that on purpose?

Bleedsblue&white
08-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Stewart do that on purpose?

I am afraid that Stewart was looking to scare him a bit, or maybe he was trying to give it gas as he went by so he'd fishtail after he was passed...but the bottom line is I think Stewart did not just drive by.

The thing is, Ward Jr. really dove at Stewarts car, and I don't see how Tony was expecting that. He was probably expecting him to yell, but it really looked like he was trying to get at the window.

Bleedsblue&white
08-11-2014, 11:56 AM
I just watched the video again...though I stop before he's lying there...but I think Stewart's car fishtails the other way, not to his right like the other cars making the corner.

I don't know if that means he was trying to avoid him, or was he gunning for him?

johnunit
08-11-2014, 12:19 PM
On a banked surface like that, you'd expect the tail to slide down (away from the guy that got clipped) if Tony gunned it while going straight. But of course that means the front would go towards Ward, so it's kinda anyone's guess in terms of what Stewart was trying to do vs. what the 600+HP car on a slick dirt track actually did.

JackBurton
08-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Why the **** is Tony Stewart driving in these races?

Habspatrol
08-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Unless they have some amateur footage from the rear I don't think anyone but Stewart will ever really know what happened... and perhaps he doesn't really know.

Habspatrol
08-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Why the **** is Tony Stewart driving in these races?

I read an article about this. A lot of the guys do it to help out these smaller tracks and whatnot. They do it to help build the sport and as pay back for when they were starting out... and I guess he doesn't have a wife or kids so he just loves to race anybody anytime.

Truth is that it doesn't really matter that it's "Tony Stewart" though. It's the kid running onto the track in a fit of anger that led to his death. Not that I'm breaking any news to you of course.

JackBurton
08-11-2014, 01:11 PM
I read an article about this. A lot of the guys do it to help out these smaller tracks and whatnot. They do it to help build the sport and as pay back for when they were starting out... and I guess he doesn't have a wife or kids so he just loves to race anybody anytime.

Truth is that it doesn't really matter that it's "Tony Stewart" though. It's the kid running onto the track in a fit of anger that led to his death. Not that I'm breaking any news to you of course.

I agree. That guy who ran on the track is at fault, even if it is so tragic.

JackBurton
08-11-2014, 01:12 PM
I read an article about this. A lot of the guys do it to help out these smaller tracks and whatnot. They do it to help build the sport and as pay back for when they were starting out... and I guess he doesn't have a wife or kids so he just loves to race anybody anytime.

Truth is that it doesn't really matter that it's "Tony Stewart" though. It's the kid running onto the track in a fit of anger that led to his death. Not that I'm breaking any news to you of course.

I agree. That guy who ran on the track is at fault, even if it is so tragic.

CTheBigPicture
08-13-2014, 08:14 AM
To me this is a classic case of over analysation. People are trying to dissect this video bit by bit to justify an outcome other than the very obvious one: the guy ran out onto the track in the middle of a high speed race.

Habspatrol
08-13-2014, 10:19 AM
To be fair, I haven't talked to anyone who thinks it was on purpose. I've heard that there are some kooks out there that think it was on purpose.

SundinsTooth
08-13-2014, 10:24 AM
Yeah that's pretty crazy. I have read that the steering in those cars is very dependent on throttle and that it is tough to control...easy to see how that type of collision becomes unavoidable. Might also explain the sound of acceleration shortly before he clipped Ward. Of course, I have no clue if what I read was accurate so take it with a grain of salt.

worm
08-13-2014, 10:29 AM
To be fair, I haven't talked to anyone who thinks it was on purpose. I've heard that there are some kooks out there that think it was on purpose.

Accidently on purpose...like Krieder.

Wayward DP
08-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Whether Stewart hit him intentionally or not, it was still idiotic to run out on the track.

johnunit
08-13-2014, 10:05 PM
Yeah that's pretty crazy. I have read that the steering in those cars is very dependent on throttle and that it is tough to control...easy to see how that type of collision becomes unavoidable. Might also explain the sound of acceleration shortly before he clipped Ward. Of course, I have no clue if what I read was accurate so take it with a grain of salt.

Basically, when you hit the throttle at lower speeds on a banking like that the rear will drop/go left and the front will go higher/right. Whether he was avoiding or steering towards Ward depends on whether he was trying to pivot the car before he got to ward (which would send the nose towards ward) or as he passed Ward, which would move the wide rear end away from Ward. Given that he seems to have hit Ward with the rear tire, my gut says he saw this coming, and was trying to get the rear end to drop lower/to the left.