Tony Stewart's Daytona 500 Dream Thwarted After All (Updated)

Seven cars in total were damaged after Tony Stewart got loose coming into Turn 4 on Lap 41 of the Daytona 500. Stewart drifted into Ryan Blaney. Behind them, Matt Kenseth and Michael Waltrip made contact, sending Kenseth in to the wall. Sorry, Stewart and Kenseth, it is not your year. Update: Smoke is back in the… » 2/22/15 3:21pm 2/22/15 3:21pm

Kevin Ward Jr.'s Family: Why Did Marijuana Matter?

As the world digested the news that Tony Stewart would not be criminally charged in the incident involving the death of fellow racer Kevin Ward, Jr., the balance of public opinion seemed to shift in the NASCAR star's favor. Ward's family is questioning that now in a heartfelt open letter, and a whole lot more. » 9/29/14 11:05am 9/29/14 11:05am

Tony Stewart Not Charged In Death Of Kevin Ward Jr.

As the racing world awaits a 3 p.m. press conference in upstate New York where a District Attorney will announce the results of a grand jury investigation into Tony Stewart's fatal crash into driver Kevin Ward Jr., TMZ reports that the grand jury has declined to charge Stewart with any crimes. (UPDATE: Confirmed.) » 9/24/14 3:06pm 9/24/14 3:06pm

Tony Stewart's Case Will Go To A Grand Jury

The Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney announced today that a grand jury will determine whether to bring charges against Tony Stewart, who fatally struck Kevin Ward Jr. with his car on Aug. 9. » 9/16/14 3:33pm 9/16/14 3:33pm

NASCAR Releases New Rules For Drivers Getting Out Of Cars

In response to the sprint car crash that ended with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart running over and killing 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., NASCAR has some new rules for drivers: Basically, stay in your car. » 8/15/14 10:37am 8/15/14 10:37am

Investigators Have A Second Video Of Tony Stewart Hitting Kevin Ward Jr.

The obvious question is whether criminal charges should or will be brought against Tony Stewart for his role in the death of Kevin Ward Jr during a sprint car race on Saturday. We won't know that for a while, but we do now know that police have video from a second angle of Stewart's car fatally striking Ward. » 8/13/14 9:24am 8/13/14 9:24am

This Is The View From Inside A Sprint Car

A lot of the debate surrounding the tragic incident that led to the death of Kevin Ward, Jr., is just how much visibility former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart had in his sprint car when he struck Ward. This is a view from the cockpit of one of those vehicles. » 8/12/14 12:53pm 8/12/14 12:53pm

Kevin Ward, Jr.'s family released the following statement: "We appreciate the prayers and support we are receiving from the community, but we need time to grieve and wrap our heads around all of this." His parents were reportedly at the race last night. » 8/10/14 3:16pm 8/10/14 3:16pm

Invocation Before Cheez It 355: "Thank You, God, For The Great Weather"

The Cheez it 355, the race Tony Stewart still planned on participating in as early as this morning, began moments ago. Before the race started, Reverend David Fife gave an invocation, which would seem to be an appropriate time for someone involved with the race to acknowledge the tragedy that ended with Kevin Ward,… » 8/10/14 1:44pm 8/10/14 1:44pm

Tony Stewart's Temper Often Resulted In Conflict With Other Drivers

While everyone has strong opinions on the matter, no one has any real idea what happened when Tony Stewart ran over and killed Kevin Ward, Jr. during a race last night, and it's possible we may never know what he was thinking from behind the wheel. What we do know is that Stewart has often found himself in conflict… » 8/10/14 12:07pm 8/10/14 12:07pm

Tony Stewart Will Not Race Today

Despite his team's initial announcement that Tony Stewart would race this afternoon in Watkins Glen, Greg Zipadelli (pictured) just announced that Tony Stewart would not race. Zipadelli said the decision was made after Stewart slept on it and NASCAR has allowed the team to substitute another driver in for the car he… » 8/10/14 10:51am 8/10/14 10:51am

"Business As Usual": Tony Stewart Plans To Race Today

Hours after running over and killing Kevin Ward, Jr., Tony Stewart plans to race again. According to Greg Zipadelli, the manager of his Stewart-Haas Racing team, Stewart plans to race in the NASCAR event at Watkins Glen scheduled to begin at approximately 1:19 p.m. Zipadelli said of the decision: "we're business as… » 8/10/14 9:14am 8/10/14 9:14am

Video: Tony Stewart Runs Over Driver During Confrontation, Killing Him

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart ran over a competitor, 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., during a confrontation at a sprint car race on Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York. Ward was killed. » 8/10/14 12:08am 8/10/14 12:08am

Auto Club 400 Ends With Denny Hamlin In An Ambulance And Tony Stewart…

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag today in California, but attention quickly turned to Denny Hamlin—whose crash sent him to the hospital and which let Busch take the lead on the final lap—and Joey Logano, who tangled with Hamlin and eventually found himself the target of Tony Stewart's fists. » 3/24/13 6:37pm 3/24/13 6:37pm

Tony Stewart Trades Paint With Matt Kenseth, Gets Knocked Out, Hurls…

Tony Stewart showed flashes of the personality that earned him the nickname "Smoke" tonight in the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol when, after taking the lead from Matt Kenseth in the 332nd lap only to scape doors and find himself wrecked in the 333rd, let Kenseth know just how much he loved him by chucking his… » 8/25/12 10:26pm 8/25/12 10:26pm

Wade And LeBron Pretend They're Invisible After Another Crushing Loss

Your morning roundup for March 7, the day the Times informed us that Hollywood stars are "insulated from the consequences of their bad behavior." » 3/07/11 9:45am 3/07/11 9:45am