The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation is to provide grant funding to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at-risk or endangered; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.
Wholey Smoke! Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is best known as a highly successful competitor on the race track. His racing career – having started at the tender age of 7 – would need multiple library shelves to hold the trivia, stories & trophies. The easiest way to help you understand his depth as a racer is to simply have you read his bio summary.
A more quiet side of Tony – but nonetheless impactful – is persona as a philanthropist. He began his foundation in August 2003 for the single purpose of helping organizations which serve the children, animals and drivers he cares about. Through December 2015, more than $6.5 million in monetary grants have been given to amazing charities operating in 41 of the 50 United States. What makes an organization stand out to receive a Tony Stewart Foundation Grant? Heart. Compassion. Healing. Joy. Laughter. Teamwork. As we work toward selecting the 2016 recipients, I hope you’ll take time to be inspired by reading about our 2015 TSF “Grant Accelerator” Partners, our 2015 TSF “Tony’s Crew” Partners and our 2015 Board Grant Partners.
Smoke will hang up his driving gloves in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series following the November 20, 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, our favorite racer will continue his legacy of philanthropy through his foundation which reflects his love for children and animals, as well as for his racing family and community.
I have been a fan of Tony for 8 years. I have always appreciated his complete honesty; he tells you what he thinks. He will admit when he is wrong and not blame other drivers unless it IS their fault. He can drive anything with wheels and you can see the joy he gets from racing. He is quick to share that joy with those around him, too.
NASCAR is my first love, but I also follow NHRA Drag Racing. I have been fortunate to meet John Force, my favorite drag racer. I grew up around cars, working on cars, (yes, I was an auto mechanic for 11 years!), and being part of a pit crew on a drag car in Nashville. I always dreamed of being the first female mechanic in NASCAR, but never could get my foot in the door. I guess I was a little ahead of my time. I started attending the Saturday night races at the Nashville Fairgrounds raceway, usually being the first in line at the ticket booth! I enjoyed watching Bill Elliott, Daryl Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, and Bobby Hamilton race frequently at Nashville.
It’s all about competition, kids & critters at Eldora Speedway this summer – Wednesday, July 20th.
Fans are invited to participate in a Guinness World Records(R) event for the “Largest game of heads or tails” featuring Tony Stewart as the Official Coin Flipper. The competition will take place at “Little Eldora” – the karting track located on the grounds of Eldora Speedway – and be concluded in plenty of time for fans to enjoy the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event sponsored by Aspen Dental.
In addition to bragging rights, prizes packages will be awarded to the Top 10 Finalists. And, the funds raised directly benefit the Tony Stewart Foundation Grants Program serving children and animals.
Just $10.00 reserves your spot to compete for the world record.
They've done it again! Tony Stewart & Mama Smoke keep "doing good" and have now been recognized by Points of Light for their leadership through the Tony Stewart Foundation that benefits children & animals. President [...]
Sandy SimmonsLove watching Tony race,seeing what his foundation has been doing and seeing the many faces of SMOKE. You will always be a great champion on and off the track to me. I admire you for doing what is best for you and always being true to yourself. You will be missed from racing. Best wishes on your new adventures. Love me some SMOKE.
Margie Makely-lejmanThis was such a special moment for them, and fans! Wow, seeing Tony on the track at Indy, finally made me teary-eyed as this is his last year as a Nascar driver! Thank you to a real legend!🏁