Friends, fellow drivers who know Stewart say wreck was accident



Matt Arrington had just beaten Tony Stewart’s driver to win a three-quarter midget race at Montpelier on Saturday night, and Arrington was feeling pretty excited about it.

But while traveling back to Columbus with his family in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Arrington’s mood suddenly made a U-turn.

He began noticing reports about the fatal sprint car accident in New York in which Stewart was involved and the vitriol that was being spewed at the fellow Columbus native.

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