Kevin Ward Jr. Family to Tony Stewart: You're a D--k!

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Kevin Ward Jr., the 20-year-old racing prospect killed in an accident by NASCAR star Tony Stewart, is being mourned across his native New York State and beyond.

While no criminal investigation into Stewart's conduct is underway, Ward's relatives and friends are taking Tony to task for his actions in the wake of the tragedy.

The young driver’s aunt posted to Facebook Sunday after the crash, “Thanks for thinking of our family [Tony] Stewart when you decided to be a d!ck!”

She called her late nephew “one of a kind, a true race car driver, a p!ss head and a sweetie all in one, a young man who will be truly missed by many!”

Kevin Ward's parents, who were reportedly in the stands watching the race, were a bit more diplomatic, according to local ABC affiliate WHAM:

"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."

As previously reported, in an incident filmed by a fan, Tony Stewart killed Kevin Ward Jr. accidentally on the race track this weekend in Canandaigua, N.Y.

His car swiped Ward's, which spun out of control, at which point Kevin exited his car and began roaming the track on foot, pointing at Stewart. Then tragedy struck.

When he approached closely, Stewart’s car fishtailed and Ward was struck, with an onlooker bellowing in horror, “Tony Stewart hit that guy!”

Ontario County Sheriff's officials say that they have yet to uncover any criminal intentions on Stewart’s part, no matter the unthinkable result that took place.

Empire Super Sprints race director and president Chuck Miller said that there was “no history with these two drivers,” and called this a tragic accident.

He chalked it up to “the competitive nature of the game and the drivers around it ... any time Tony has raced with us, Kevin also raced. Tony’s been good for us."

The 43-year-old Stewart pulled out of Sunday's race, saying, “There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.”

“It’s a very emotional time for all involved."

"It is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

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He may be D__K but HE is a live and the hot head Ward isn't. It's sad that Ward died but the family only has the son to blame. If he would have stayed in his car and NOT act like a hot dog, he'd still be racing and telling the story of how Stewart crashed him out.

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don't buy Mobil 1 or Bass Pro

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@ F1car

You are just as stupid as Kevin

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I seen the video and I don't think tony meant to hit the guy. The guy was hit by the side of the car. 2) the boy walked out onto the track right in front of cars 3) tony was behind the car that missed him by swerving. I believe tony was too close behind. ..just didn't have enough time to see why the car (that was blocking tonys view) swerved to miss the boy. I don't think tony meant to run him over and I HATE car racing. Dumb sport

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ask any sprintcar driver what happens to the back of the car when you make a quick move to the left,,the rear comes out,,,that is what is supposed to happen

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this is the least.

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Huh! this aunt sure isn't making a very good impression of the Ward family trying to get her 15 minutes of fame, best the immediate family hush her up during this terrible situation.

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I am so sorry for the loss of this family, but this kid was an idiot for getting out of his car. I pray that other drivers will see and heed. Send strength to Tony Stewart. And no, I am not a racing fan.

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@ julyv

I totally agree that this kid was an idiot for getting out of his car... but I am pretty sure he was the only one killed, not his entire family. ;oP

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Grown men who make a living driving in endless circles are probably not all that smart to start with, but wandering the track in a distracted manner is while cars are driving by is pretty much guaranteed to get you hurt or killed so it was a pretty stupid move even for the
testosterone boys of NASCAR. It's unfortunate, but not unexpected.

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@ NotSurprising

Just because you don't have talent enough to drive a car for a living, don't knock the intelligent minds of NASCAR drivers, most are smarter than you.

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Kevin should not have gotten out of his car but he wouldn't be the first driver who has. I think deep down everyone knows the truth: Stewart veered towards Ward on purpose, intending to brush him back and 'teach the kid a lesson'. He overestimated his control and got too close and hit him. Man up Stewart. A young man is dead because of your stupidity. If you don't, you are more than a d! $*, you are a yellow bellied bottom feeding coward.

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@ lile

I have had the privilege of seeing 15 different videos of this accident, Kevin should have never got out of his car. Tony did not veer his car, his car was sliding coming out of a curve, he was behind another driver, and it was too late once he saw Kevin. Please look at all evidence before making judgments as you have.

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@ lile

Your about as smart as your post. No driver has ever tried to hit another intentionally but seeing that you know exactly what transpired and exactly what he did or didn't see, I agree with Juleah, you should talk to the investigators and shine your brilliant light upon them.

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@ Garrett Ellenwood

You're dumber than dog pooh. I seen the video and I don't think tony meant to hit the guy. The guy was hit by the side of the car. 2) the boy walked out onto the track right in front of cars 3) tony was behind the car that missed him by swerving. I believe tony was too close behind. ..just didn't have enough time to see why the car (that was blocking tonys view) swerved to miss the boy. I don't think tony meant to run him over and I HATE car racing. Dumb sport

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@ lynn

You are absolutely astounding and brilliant, I can see the light shine from your wisdom. Why don't you share your wisdom with the investigators as well.

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@ Garrett Ellenwood

I think she should. Maybe if Kevin would not have got out of his car, he would be alive. Rules say, stay in your car.

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@ lynn

Not only that but Tony isn't stupid. He's never caused someone to physically have pain brought on. He wasn't going straight for the kid. From what I can see...he was on the car in front bumper. Sorry but tony murdered nobody. He was focused on the race, not a guy cursing him in the middle of a race track.

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@ lile

Reads like you need to talk to the investigators since you know what happen. They are asking for info, but then I'm not sure you should contact them, not to good expressing yourself!!

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I Agree Kevin Should have never left his car until a emergency crew member was there to let him know it was safe to do so! I feel bad for the Ward family because of the loss But the all knew that there is always a chance that this could happen when Racing!

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