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NASCAR fans are passionate. That was reassured in the last 24 hours after an accident involving NASCAR's Tony Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. The dirt track was the scene of an unimaginable tragedy when 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed by a car driven by Stewart. Ward was walking on the track in an attempt to

Ward was walking on the track in an attempt to display his displeasure toward Stewart when he was hit.

Fans quickly took to social media either in support or speaking out against Stewart's part in the accident. Emotions were all over the place and fans at the NASCAR Hall of Fame talked about how they felt after hearing the grim news.

"I can't understand what he's (Stewart) going through," said Jerry Jernigan who is a Stewart fan.

Other fans believed that Stewart didn't see Ward until it was too late.

"He probably didn't see the guy until the very last minute," said Andy McPherson. "That's probably when he tried to cut it and his back end just swerved around and hit him."

Both Jernigan and McPherson believe a rule needs to be made that prohibits drivers from leaving their car while on the track to retaliate against a fellow driver.

"I think they should make a rule that you shouldn't be allowed to get out of your car if something like that happens," said McPherson.

"Just like everything in NASCAR," said Jernigan. "There always has to be a tragedy to make changes."

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