|Kevin Ward, Jr.|
An Ontario County (NY) grand jury declined to indict former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart today in the death of Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. Ward’s family, however, seems determined to press onward with a civil suit against Stewart.
A statement from the family sent to various media members today said, “Our son got out of his car during caution when the race was suspended. All the other vehicles were reducing speed and not accelerating except for Stewart, who intentionally tried to intimidate Kevin by accelerating and sliding his car toward him, causing the tragedy.
“The focus should be on the actions of Mr. Stewart. This matter is not at rest and we will pursue all remedies in fairness to Kevin.”