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NASCAR driver speaks out about Tony Stewart incident and Stewart's career as a racer


"He's a fair racer -- he's a guy that's going to race you hard, but he's going to race you fair."

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samuel Deeds 400 At The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Getty Images

It's been more than a week since the tragic racing incident that left a driver dead after being struck by a race car driven by Tony Stewart. Since then, Stewart has not raced -- and now fellow drivers are speaking out.

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip joined TheBlaze Radio show Cain and Cupp on Saturday to talk about the incident, and Stewart. "My heart tells me Tony just didn't see the young man," Waltrip told co-host SE Cupp. "It's just a sad situation."

Co-host Will Cain brought up Stewart's reputation and temper. Waltrip understood, but said this was different.

"He's a fair racer -- he's a guy that's going to race you hard, but he's going to race you fair," said Waltrip. "To say that he did anything intentional, I don't see how people come up with that. Because what would he have been reacting to? He didn't wreck. He didn't even know he was in a wreck, in my opinion."

What do you think? Listen here (the conversation starts up at approximately the 1:34:00 mark):

Other topics on the show include the crisis in Ferguson (and media reaction to it), libertarians and militarization of police, and Cupp's interactions with her new neighbors.:

You can listen to all the Cain and Cupp TheBlaze Radio shows here.

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