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How Will Auto Racing Heal After the Tony Stewart, Kevin Ward Jr. Tragedy?

Nothing you or I say or do will change what happened late Saturday night, at the small dirt track in upstate New York—its grandstands full of fans trying to catch a glimpse of a true legend of auto racing. As night became early morning, the facts became clearer and the whole episode more surreal and horrific. Twenty-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. was dead after being struck by Tony Stewart’s car. This was the worst possible nightmare for racing. One of the sport’s biggest stars gets his name in headlines splashed across the country and around the world—along with the word "death." I really don’t know what happened for sure, although I have watched a YouTube video of the incident. It’s terrible. For one family in...

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