For the first time, we're hearing from the parents of a man killed on a local race track by a now-former NASCAR star. Pam and Kevin Ward Sr. spoke with our news partner, News10NBC's affiliate WKTV about the incident and their court battle with Tony Stewart.

For the first time, we're hearing from the parents of a man killed on a local race track by a now-former NASCAR star.

Pam and Kevin Ward Sr. spoke with News10NBC's affiliate WKTV about the incident and their court battle with Tony Stewart.

Stewart struck and killed their son Kevin Ward Jr. at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park back in 2014.

They say the attention that came along with the tragedy has been overwhelming.

"Just losing a son is hard enough without having to deal with everything else on top of that. We definitely couldn't grieve the way normal people would have," Pam said.

"And the hate mail we've gotten and the emails we got and all that from people who didn't have a clue of what happened that night, but just sticking up for him [Stewart]... that was tough," Kevin Sr. said.

The family sued Stewart for more than $75,000. They reached a settlement back in April.

The terms of the settlement have not been released.