‘Have some compassion for the man’: Glenn reacts to the fatal accident that killed racecar driver Kevin Ward, Jr.

Tragedy struck the racetrack on Saturday night, as 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward, Jr. was struck and killed by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on the dirt track of Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York. Ward was hit by Stewart’s sprint car after he exited his own vehicle and was walked along the course. The driver was apparently trying to confront Stewart – who had side swiped Ward’s car, causing him to spin out, during the 13th lap of the 25-lap race.

Video of the crash has emerged on YouTube and social media from fans who were at the racetrack. You can watch the incident unfold below (Warning: Graphic content and strong language warning):

According to law enforcement, Stewart has fully cooperated with the investigation thus far, and no criminal charges have been filed. In the aftermath of the fatal accident, Stewart withdrew from Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen.

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to listeners who are familiar with race car driving and explained why he is concerned for Stewart’s wellbeing.

There have been conflicting reports in the aftermath of the accident over whether Stewart’s actions in the lead up to the crash show any sort of intent. Several racing experts called in to discuss why the tragedy was likely an accident.

Teddy in Tampa explained that because of the way racecars are designed, Stewart reacted in the only way he could.

“Just wanted to call in and give you an idea how the cars work. I have never been a fan of Tony Stewart, but a round track car, they like to turn left. When they are under power, they turn left – especially a dirt sprint car… that's all their designed to do. They don't go straight very well either,” Teddy explained. “So when you look at the video, you can hear Tony goose the throttle, which at would have made the car lunge to the left. Then after, you could see the see the car jerk back to the right.”

In other words, Teddy believes Stewart saw Ward at the last minute and was attempting to get out of the way.

“I think Tony gunned it to make the car go left to swerve around him,” Teddy said. “And that's why, after he hits, you can see the car turn back to the right, like he's trying to recover.”

Mike from North Carolina corroborated Teddy’s analysis, and he also mentioned how difficult it is for drivers to see what is going on around them because of the safety constraints in the car.

"The gentleman that just got off the phone there is correct. Those cars are… designed to go left. And when you're at low speeds like that, they are very difficult to drive,” Mike said. “I have been in those cars, and your peripheral vision is basically zero. There's head and neck restraints – everything that you have going on, the visor to keep the dirt out of your eyes, all that limits your vision tremendously.”

“Tony probably didn’t see him until the last second, hit the throttle to try to get it to go left, and it just resulted in a tremendous, tremendous accident,” he continued. “But I do not believe that Tony did anything intentionally.”

With those clarifications in mind, Glenn spoke more to how drastically Stewart’s life will change in the aftermath of this tragedy.

“So here's the thing. I think that Tony Stewart's life is hanging in the balance today. They aren't going to press charges, but think about what this guy is going to have to face for the rest of his life,” Glenn concluded. “I mean, this could pull him apart… He should absolutely get back in the car… If he allows this to take him out of what he loves to do, he's done… Have some compassion for the man.”

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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Tonight on "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck outlines everything that led up to the chaos in Kabul in a blow-by-blow takedown that SHOULD lead to massive resignations within the Biden administration and top military brass. Americans died. Americans are – TO THIS DAY – still stranded, and it is ALL on President Joe Biden.

Glenn interviews The Nazarene Fund's Rudy Atallah who gives an update on the total rescue numbers and details the obstacles he's had to overcome with the State Department. He explains why he believes they are thwarting private sector rescue efforts and says the numbers of Americans begging to be rescued are in the thousands — not hundreds — and "will exceed any number that has come out of Jen Psaki's mouth." While The Nazarene Fund rescue efforts continue in a more perilous Afghanistan, Rudy reveals another terrifying obstacle: Chinese and Russians resources deployed to assist the Taliban in rounding up church leaders, women, journalists, and lawyers who put terrorists away.

Glenn also interviews Tim Kennedy, an Afghanistan war veteran and president of Sheepdog Response who partnered with SaveOurAllies.org to sneak past the Taliban and bring thousands to safety. He details the moment the bomb went off when he was on the ground at the Kabul airport and addresses the Taliban kill list. "They will kill babies, execute women, and cut your tongue out. That's just the G-rated stuff."

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