NASCAR community reacts to the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr.
Flowers lay next to the front entrance of the Canandaigua Motorsports Park, where Tony Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt track race.
On Sunday, the NASCAR community reacted to the news.
We will all loose someone in our time. When a loss is sudden and unexpected, the pain & sadness is suffocating. Prayers for the Ward family.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 10, 2014
Racing with a heavy heart today... Thoughts and prayers for the Ward family.— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 10, 2014
As I head out to the car my thoughts and prays are with the Ward family— Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) August 10, 2014
Thoughts and prayers with Kevin Wards family today... My heart is sad... Also for Tony, he's a great man, I'm praying for him— Kyle Petty (@kylepetty) August 10, 2014
My heart goes out to the family of Kevin Ward Jr. Prayers for @TonyStewart. This is nothing short of heart breaking for everyone involved.— Liz Allison (@Lizallison28) August 10, 2014
Condolences also came from those outside the NASCAR family.
My god man... I didn't know Kevin Ward but I'm very sorry to hear about what happened. Thoughts and prayers to him and his family..— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 10, 2014
Wow rest in peace Kevin Ward Jr. 20 years old is way too young to go! Prayers to his family and friends— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) August 10, 2014
Currently, Tony Stewart is not facing criminal charges.