“Thanks for thinking of our family tony Stewart when you decided to be a d***!,” said Wendi Ward, aunt of driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was fatally struck when he exited his vehicle to confront Stewart during the caution flag of a dirt track sprint car race in upstate New York on Saturday.
In the emotionally heated message posted Sunday on Facebook, Wendi Ward opened up about the initial shock of losing Kevin Ward.
“I feel numb, I look into the eyes of family and see a deep hurt that should not be there,” she wrote.
“My heart has pounded out of my chest for hours.”
She added that Kevin was very unique and talented, but had the tendency to be a spitfire.
“My nephew was one of a kind, a true race car driver, a piss head and a sweetie all in one,” she wrote.