Here's a personal, sensible Facebook post from race fan John Adamczyk who thinks condemning race car driver Tony Stewart is irresponsible sensationalism: "Hate all the bad press still about Tony Stewart, and people saying he should be in jail. Smoke [Stewart's nickname] did nothing wrong, first off the kid just spun out while racing on the high side of Tony, then gets out of his car and walks down the track. After almost getting hit by the car ahead of Tony, he continues on, and when Tony finally sees him and tries avoiding him, he hit him. Gotta feel bad for Tony. Because of what this kid did, he now has to live with the fact that he killed a member of his racing family. Racing is a dangerous and potentially deadly sport. It's the risk any driver takes when strapping into a race car. That's why you stay strapped in."
Thousands of fans think, as Adamczyk does, that Tony Stewart did nothing wrong. That racing is dangerous and this accident was a tragedy--but that it was an accident. Writing for the Washington Examiner former driver Mark Tapscott agrees it's time to "lay off Tony Stewart." Tapscott writes that "the physics gave Stewart no avenue of escape in the agonizing milliseconds after his recognition that the black form suddenly standing directly in front of him on the track was driver Kevin Ward Jr."
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