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    Tests show Ward was high on Wacky Weed when he stepped out into the path of Stewart.
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    Several years later, Stewart has settled the case against him. I suspect the family received enough money to call off the lawyers.

    UTICA, N.Y. -- The family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car has apparently reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the former NASCAR star.

    According to a notice posted in federal court records on Monday, Judge David Hurd set an April 12 settlement hearing in Utica, New York.
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    I never liked Stewart but I don't think he was at fault in that driver being killed. I think his death was a result of his own actions. He shouldn't have been walking down the track trying to challenge Stewart. There you had a nobody, proven to be under the influence, trying to make a name for himself by pulling a stunt against a NASCAR superstar. I don't think his family is entitled to anything from Stewart............Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I never liked Stewart but I don't think he was at fault in that driver being killed. I think his death was a result of his own actions. He shouldn't have been walking down the track trying to challenge Stewart. There you had a nobody, proven to be under the influence, trying to make a name for himself by pulling a stunt against a NASCAR superstar. I don't think his family is entitled to anything from Stewart............Just my opinion.
    I wasn't much of a fan of his early on. Then by a pure bit of luck my wife won media passes for the Vegas race. Total access to everything and everybody. I saw a side of Tony Stewart that most of his fans never see. That changed my opinion of him immediately. What he does for the small tracks goes a long way too. The best race in Vegas isn't the cup race on Sunday. Head down to the bull ring at night. That short track is where the fun is.

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    I agree with the last 2 posts. Our opinions however aren't how lawsuits are settled.
    Either way, it's over and the family settled. Stewart undoubtedly paid a nice sum to rid himself of the lawsuit.
    He's got it to spend.

    As for the driver Stewart. I liked his style and I know he has a great deal of fondness for dirt short tracks. Always my favorite too.
    I have a couple friends that race R/C gas powered cars. Stewart shows up at those events and jumps right in to race.
    He is just a racer at heart.

    Like lifer said, short tracks are where it's at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    I agree with the last 2 posts. Our opinions however aren't how lawsuits are settled.
    Either way, it's over and the family settled. Stewart undoubtedly paid a nice sum to rid himself of the lawsuit.
    He's got it to spend.

    As for the driver Stewart. I liked his style and I know he has a great deal of fondness for dirt short tracks. Always my favorite too.
    I have a couple friends that race R/C gas powered cars. Stewart shows up at those events and jumps right in to race.
    He is just a racer at heart.

    Like lifer said, short tracks are where it's at.
    Yes, his fondness for those dirt tracks carries over to many different states. You'll see big names racing the local drivers at those small tracks. Stewart, Kane, to name a couple. Stewart has ponied up a great deal of cash to help struggling tracks as well. All for the love of the sport.

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    I guess I'm not a real racing fan. I've never been to a dirt track and I only really enjoy the racing at the super speedways. I was offered a ticket on a bus ride to Darlington this year but I passed on it. I am losing interest in NASCAR. To me it's looking more like just a business and not a sport. Hell they haven't even had all 40 entrees in a race this year except the big money race at Daytona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I guess I'm not a real racing fan. I've never been to a dirt track and I only really enjoy the racing at the super speedways. I was offered a ticket on a bus ride to Darlington this year but I passed on it. I am losing interest in NASCAR. To me it's looking more like just a business and not a sport. Hell they haven't even had all 40 entrees in a race this year except the big money race at Daytona.
    I would encourage you to check out a local dirt track or paved oval. Our track is 3/8th paved. We run everything from the tiny "mini cups" to "super modifieds." Our pits are open after the racing and we have met many of the racers from the neighboring states as well as our local racers. The grandkids have sat in the different class cars and had their pictures taken, autographs. It's a good time and only 5 minutes from our home.

    http://rmrracing.com

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    More details on the settlement over the death of Kevin Ward while racing with Tony Stewart.
    The mother of Kevin Ward Jr. told a U.S. District Court judge that the family does not have the financial means to pay for a trial, so they had no choice but to settle a wrongful death lawsuit against Tony Stewart.
    The only stipulation in the agreement that was revealed during the hearing is that both sides are free to comment about what happened. As she walked with her husband when leaving the court, Pamela Ward said she had nothing further to say at this time. Stewart also declined comment as he left.
    Looks like Tony Stewart will pay the costs from his own bank account.
    Stewart has to pay any settlement costs himself. His insurance policy didn't specify Empire Super Sprints (a Northeast sprint car series) among the series it covered, and Stewart lost a court battle to try to get Axis Insurance Company to cover the costs.
    Kevin Ward Jr.'s family settles with Tony Stewart to avoid costly fight

 

 

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