Tony Stewart: understanding the situation

08/13/2014 1:08 PM

08/15/2014 6:06 PM

Re "Tragic Stewart incident sets off cyberspace rage" (Aug. 12): I have read most of the social media comments regarding people's opinion of what may have or may not have happened in this situation. It certainly appears to me that most of the people commenting have never been on a track in any kind of race car. I have been in and around auto racing since 1946 and a past race car owner and current driver in vintage events.

First, you never know for sure what anyone's race car is going to do on a dirt track. A driver should not get out of their car while other cars are running on the track.

As far as liability, owners, drivers and crew members sign a liability release when entering the track property. We all know the risks and have to accept them. Otherwise, don't sign the release and stay out of the pit area and track. -- Donald Strauch, Folsom

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