Kevin Ward Sr. has given a public interview following his 20-year-old son, Kevin Jr.’s, passing on Saturday night.
Ward Sr. spoke to Syracuse.com, and asked how Tony Stewart could have been, in his eyes, the only car that did not see Kevin Jr. on track after he’d gotten out of his car.
“Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn’t see him,” Ward Sr. said.
He added the reason, in his mind, Kevin Jr. got out of the car was in retaliation for the contact between Ward Jr. and Stewart.
“I think the reason he probably got out of that car is who put him into the wall. He was definitely put into the wall,” Ward Sr. said.
Ward Sr. also questioned when or if Stewart will speak publicly beyond the statement his team of representatives issued Sunday.
“The one person that knows what happened that night is possibly facing 10 years in prison. Is he going to say what he done?” Ward Sr. asked.
Although both Ward Sr. and wife Pamela were at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park Saturday night, per the report, Ward Sr. did not see the contact itself. Track officials did not let them on the track until an extended time passed, and reportedly, they watched as CPR efforts were attempted but failed.
Ward Jr. died in hospital, not at the track.
Ward Sr. remembered and reflected his son’s passion for racing as he grew up, while also recalling on the work his son did with his company, Westward Painting Co.
“His heart, I don’t know how he fit it in his chest,” Ward Sr. said.