I don't blame Ward for getting out of the car. I do blame him for getting that close to moving cars.
I am totally drop jawed that folks think that he was intentionally hit. Good Lord, he got out of his car and walked into the track with cars zooming by....he continues to walk into traffic and apparently is pointing his finger. Cripes, he had a death wish!!!!!
After watching the slow motion clip I think that Kevin went down on the track to confront Tony and let him know how pissed he was. The front tires are a lot smaller than the back and don't stick out as far. I think Kevin was using the front tire to judge how close he should get and didn't take into account how far out the back tire protrudes from the vehicle. I didn't see the back move towards Kevin like I have seen some folks say. The back of the car went right after Kevin was under the tire. It is hard to see that unless you watch the slow motion version. I think Kevin just screwed up.
Stewart's race team will take a hit for this regardless of the legal ramifications. There is the emotional side and it will deter sponsors from picking up Stewart Hass Racing. Tony is out spoken and tells it like he sees it. That makes him a "hot head". This will come up for years.
Kevin was not thinking about fire. He was thinking about Tony wrecking him.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern