In no way do I think Tony Stewart meant to do the kid any harm, but after watching the video several times I believe one of two things happened. Tony was trying to give him a little scare and either got too close or the car did something unexpected. Seeing Tony's attitude, and never back down style over the years its plausible. It looks like he gave it the gas as he was approaching. He may of blipped the throttle to try and help the car turn to avoid him, sprint cars aren't exactly agile and are even less so when not in the throttle. Kevin Ward had absolutely no reason to be out of his car and that far down the track. It is Unfortunate that this happened, the Ward's lost a member of their family, and Tony Stewart has to live with this every day for the rest of his life. Its hard to say if his mind will ever be right again.
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