As Twitchy reported, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart crashed into and killed another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., last night at a race in upstate New York. Some Twitter users are arguing that Stewart should not race today as a result of the fatal accident.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. whose father Dale Earnhardt, Sr., a beloved NASCAR driver who was also killed in a racing accident, tweeted his condolences.


His tweet also sparked comparisons to the accident that killed Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

Yes. While the deaths are of course tragic, they are not uncommon in racing.