How do you watch the video in which Tony Stewart hit Kevin Ward Jr.?
How do you not?
And how does Greg Zipadelli, the vice president of racing for Stewart-Haas Motorsports, claim that Stewart would race in Watkins Glen International Sunday because Sunday was "business as usual"?
What transpired Saturday night was not business as usual. In a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York Stewart and Ward tangled and Ward went into the wall.
Ward, 20, got out of his car, stood on the track and angrily gestured at Stewart. Stewart's car hit Ward, flinging him down the track. Ward died.
Of course Stewart couldn't race Sunday, regardless of the ramifications of not racing, regardless of what it costs him, including a place in NASCAR's playoffs.
A man died. Out of deference to him and his family, Stewart can't race. Shut it all the way down. There's no justification for competing Sunday.
Under pressure, people make mistakes.
Applying the phrase "we're business as usual" is one of them.