(TRUTHREVOLT.ORG) — Monday on The Herd, ESPN’s Colin Cowherd partially blamed what he described as NASCAR's southern "eye-for-an-eye culture” for the tragic death of driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was run over by three-time champion Tony Stewart Saturday at the Canandaigua Motorsport Park dirt track. As for Stewart, Cowherd said, "I watched the video seven, eight times: He revved up, other racers put on the brakes."
Cowherd started off the 11 a.m. EST hour with a rant ripping the “machismo” perpetuated by NASCAR and what he repeatedly called the “eye-for-an-eye” worldview of the South. During his opening monologue and his follow-up discussion with NASCAR analyst Marty Smith, Cowherd criticized the sport for failing to ban running on the track and other dangerous displays of "bravado" long ago, and suggested a number of times that three-time champion Tony Stewart could have avoided hitting Ward.
Cowherd began the segment by citing NASCAR’s embrace of dangerous displays of masculinity and "settling the score," saying that it, like the NFL, NHL and boxing, deliberately allowed those elements to draw in a larger male audience.
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