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.

This story appears in the print edition of The Tribune. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

All content copyright ©2016 The Tribune, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.