Tony Stewart Case Puts NASCAR in Unfamiliar Territory
Tony Stewart’s fate rests in the hands of an Ontario County, New York Grand Jury who will decide whether Stewart should face charges in the death of fellow racer Kevin Ward, Jr.
The District Attorney handling the case reportedly has a 2nd video of the incident that he wants the grand jury to see. That video has not been released to the public.
Despite facing possible indictment Stewart will race in this week’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Many would expect nothing more of Stewart than for him to continue to do his job as driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet, and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing.
But the Stewart haters don’t feel the same way. Read the comments on Twitter and you’ll find many who have already tried and convicted him.
The truth is that no one knows when the storm will be over for the three-time NASCAR champion. And no one knows how things will turn out.
One thing is for certain: there has been no shortage of opinions from so-called legal experts on social media, radio and TV. Some say there is no doubt that Stewart will stand trial, and most surely faces certain conviction. Others say the grand jury will find no fault and he will walk away a free man.
If indicted should Stewart continue to race? That is a question for the driver himself, as well as his sponsors, NASCAR and it’s fans. If you have an opinion on this I would like to hear it.
So far NASCAR and Stewart have handled the situation well. It is highly unusual for a NASCAR star to be experiencing any kind of run-in with the law. NASCAR is so unlike The NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball where criminal behavior and trouble with the law are commonplace.
I’d like to know where you stand on this. Please leave your thoughts in the comments.