Many of you will wake up to the incomprehensible news that Tony Stewart was responsible for the death of a fellow racer last night. It’s true. But you need to know the whole story – or at least as complete as it is at 5 a.m. ET, when I write this.
That;s the general lead-in paragraphs to the story. Tony Stewart kills a competitor on the track.
I’ve read a number of stories of the incident and heard a number of interviews of the incident.
The first question to me is why te mindless rage of a driver should be questioned at all, and why a driver doing the necessary keeping his car moving on the track is responsible for the raged driver walking across the track INTO on-coming traffic.
In other words, the driver killed lost his head over a piece of tail that didn’t matter. An emotionally disturbed driver caused his own death – suicide by Tony.
I feel for the man’s family. Yes.
Not for the idiot himself. He asked for it.
Self control is the hallmark of maturity, and race car drivers wielding mass at speed need self control. That’s why the sport has graduations of competitive levels. The victim failed.
From the reaches,