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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.

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Team One Cure

Every once in a great while, a project comes along that cannot be ignored. Tony, the Board & the staff of our foundation had the chance to meet the scientists and veterinarians from the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center. The center houses the world’s largest group of scientists studying and treating naturally occurring cancer in pets. And, the Center has trained more surgical, medical and radiation oncologists than any other veterinary institution.

We were simply “wowed”, for lack of a better word, with their innovative approach to discovering treatments for cancer in pets that translate directly to cancer treatments for people. The overall concept is “Comparative Oncology” which has gained traction in the past decade and is currently offering amazing treatments for people and pets alike. There are several leading institutions throughout the U.S. working alongside CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center. And, it fits perfectly with the mission of Tony’s foundation!

Tony and his foundation came away wanting to help spread the word about the amazing work being done to battle cancer – a disease that impacts virtually everyone. Borrowing the Flint Animal Cancer Center’s own branding of “One Cure”, our foundation has established Team One Cure as a multi-faceted program with two primary goals: (1) Raise awareness of the availability and potential of comparative oncology; and (2) raise funds to find cures for cancer in both people and pets.

Team One Cure – Full Speed Ahead

Cancer directly or indirectly impacts everyone. We each have a family member, a friend, a colleague, a neighbor, a pet or someone special in our lives who has been diagnosed with cancer. And, whether in remission, having beaten the disease, currently undergoing treatment or having lost the battle, we all seek a way to honor or memorialize these brave people and pets.

Throughout 2017, Team One Cure will offer a variety of ways to engage people everywhere wanting to stand up against cancer. During March, the “Faces of Team One Cure” campaign will launch providing an innovative way to honor people and pets. Fast forward to the Month of May at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway as “racing for a cure” takes on an entirely new meaning. Team One Cure will be emblazoned on the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) No. 77 entry with veteran racer, JAY HOWARD, piloting the IndyCar.

Tony Stewart is, of course, about racing in all its forms. So, it’s only reasonable to take Team One Cure into the NASCAR arena. This summer, Team One Cure will be on the hood of Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Ford Fusion. Danica, like Tony and Jay, is a big softie for animals and so helping promote “one cure” through comparative oncology benefitting people and pets was a natural choice.

Additional on-track adventure arrives late summer with a single-day, multiple location karting competition. With 48 in-door karting tracks across the United States, everyone will have a chance to combine the need-for-speed with raising funds for cancer research and programs.

Plans are in the works to involved Eldora Speedway and Tony Stewart Racing so check our social media channels to catch the latest updates.

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The Softer Side of Tony

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.

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Dr. Joseph F. Kasper

For the past decade or more I’ve been an avid fan of Smoke. His style of driving, personality and especially his courage as a business owner – like myself -has strengthened my dedication as a fan.

I don’t follow a lot of different sports – primarily NASCAR and a bit of the IndyCar Series. Unfortunately being in Utah there are few opportunities to actually attend a racing event without 6 or more hours of travel. I did certainly enjoy attending the June 2016 race at Sonoma that Tony won!! As Tony said jokingly when we met, “There are people that live in Utah?”

It’s sure enjoyable to follow Tony – especially through his Twitter posts – but also through his Facebook page. It was in these exchanges a few years ago that I learned about his charitable foundation. I took time to check out what the foundation did and was hooked for a few simple reasons.

The causes Tony chose to support – children, animals and drivers – are close to my heart as an animal lover, a family physician and a racing fan. Secondly, you can tell a lot about an organization from the people doing the day-to-day work. I’ve had the chance to personally meet Tony’s mom – Pam – and the executive director – Joni – who are dedicated and committed to making sure the foundation maximizes the funds that directly go to the charities serving these kids, animals, and injured drivers. They are excellent people with character, honesty and integrity that is critical to any charity I would choose to financially support.

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In the News

A New Race. A New Life.

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In January 2017, Prison Greyhounds brought 11 retired racing greyhounds from Daytona Beach up to Indianapolis for adoption. The cost to safely transport these ex-racers was funded through a [...]

CSU Veterinarians Help Bring Groundbreaking Cancer Drug to Market

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Through its clinical trials for animal patients, Colorado State University helped prove the usefulness of the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of canine lymphoma, a [...]

2016 TSF Grant Partners Announced

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The Tony Stewart Foundation announced its TSF Grant Partners for 2016 awarding $408,000 to 56 outstanding organizations serving children, animals and drivers injured in the sport of racing. "Competition [...]

Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Boosting Research and Easing Drug Approvals

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Congress passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care. The 94 [...]

Tony at the Track

Tony is Comfortable in Retirement

TULSA, Okla. -- Tony Stewart opted for a vehicle that he could rev up to a whopping 2 mph during the Lucas Oil Chili [...]

Tony Stewart 22nd in Homestead Finale

Three-Time Champion Calls it A Career After 49 Victories, 618 Races Date: Nov. 20, 2016 Event: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Finale (Round 36 of [...]

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Stewart-Haas Racing

Folds of Honor 500 Race Recap

Date:  March 5, 2017 Event:  Folds of Honor 500 (Round 2 of 36) Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location:  Atlanta Motor Speedway Speedway (1.54-mile [...]

59th Daytona 500 Race Recap

Date: Feb. 26, 2017 Event: 59th Daytona 500 (Round 1 of 36) Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Format: 200 laps, broken into [...]

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Tony Stewart Racing

Schatz Dominates Outlaws’ Return to Lone Star State

Leading Powersports Manufacturer Aligns with Tony Stewart Racing And Eight-Time World of Outlaws Champion Dates: Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, 2017 Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman [...]

Rush Truck Centers Joins Stewart’s ‘Return to Dirt’

Largest Network of Commercial Vehicle Dealerships Brand Will Circle Dirt Tracks With “Smoke” in 2017 INDIANAPOLIS - (Feb. 7, 2017) - Rush Enterprises, which operates [...]

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Eldora Speedway

Tickets Now Available For 2016 Championship Celebration

ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 19) – Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season of racing will be feted Saturday, January 21, 2017 when the top drivers from the DIRTcar [...]

Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100 Will Be Available To Public

ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 2, 2016) – Tickets and campsites for Eldora Speedway’s 2017 Major Events will go on public sale tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. All Dirt Late Model [...]

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Melissa HawkHumble...and kind...always giving back.......

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Carolyn Faye LovelessHe is one of a kind. Love me some Tony Stewart

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Monica PerrinWhat a big and giving heart ♡ Julia Higgins , I know that you will watch this story on Sunday Morning show!

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Lori LawsonTony is a truly kind hearted and caring man. Thank you TSF for all that you do. Become a Lap Leader and help their causes. I am!!!

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Janette MearsTony, you're such a good guy!

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Nina ScaringelloReminds me of that wonderful picture of Tony and a cheetah. 😀

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Bob KoczeraNice Job Tony - But Time To Get Those '410' Sprint Cars On The Track !

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Pam MoweryWay to go smoke God bless

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Theresa HawesThat's awesome!

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Karen Smilie❤️ that is awesome! Smoke you should check out LiveLikeRoo.org--they help financially and emotionally to people whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer. They also send them an awesome box of goodies with a "bucket list" and a gift card for ice cream (Roo's favorite treat and the reason the foundation was started). I've been a volunteer for them and they truly are amazing! Feel free to contact me if you have questions and I can get you to the right person. It would be great since both are helping with dogs who have cancer.

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Carole AkersTony has a big heart and shares with others. Wasn't only one of the best NASCAR drivers. Bless you and thank you for your generosity.

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Monica PerrinThank you Tony, as one who has a friend facing radiation for brain cancer 😯

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