The president and director of the upstate New York dirt track, which was the site where Tony Stewart’s car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday night, believes Stewart did not act intentionally.
Chuck Miller, the “president and race director of Canandaigua Speedway,” said on Sunday morning that he could not believe Stewart hit Ward on purpose. Video of the incident appears to show Ward being struck after Stewart’s car fishtailed on the dirt track after Ward tried to confront him.
“I can’t see that anybody would’ve done anything intentional like that. (Tony Stewart’s) been great when he’s with us. We’ve had a very good relationship with Tony,” he said, according to the Associated Press. “We’ve been proud to have him in our field. He’s raced hard. He’s raced clean. He respects what we have to offer. Even what he is, when he comes to our races, he’s there to race. He’s not under contract to some of these tracks, he just shows up.”