Newsmaker of the Week // Kevin Ward Jr.

Kevin Ward, Jr. was a 20-year old kid with aspirations of being a professional race car driver.
He demonstrated considerable prowess over the past couple of years, building a team into a contender, developing his driving skills well.
Last Saturday night, Ward came out on the short end of a racing accident at Canandaigua Speedway when he and Tony Stewart touched wheels and Ward crashed.
What happened next was a tragic accident that took the life of Ward when he got out of his car, approached Stewart, and was struck and killed.
The aftermath of the tragedy has focused almost exclusively on the woes of Stewart.
Young Kevin Ward is dead, known in death worldwide as he never was in life.
For this surreal, ironic, tragic reason, the late Kevin Ward, Jr. is Area Auto Racing News’ Newsmaker Of The Week