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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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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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Jo West

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.

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Tony’s Toy Drive…for the Kids

How fitting that 2016 is the 14 th year for Tony’s TOY DRIVE Nov 7 -Dec 5 helping make the holidays just a bit brighter for so many children. Tony is retiring his No. 14 Chevrolet SS as a NASCAR driver but he will continue wearing several hats – owner, racer and philanthropist.

As Tony’s fans and supporters, you can continue providing joy and demonstrating caring to hundreds of children. The unexpected gift of a toy or a book is an impact that cannot be measured. But, we see it and feel it in the delighted grins and laughter from these children in unfortunate circumstances not of their own making.

Mama Smoke, Tony’s sister Natalie, the Tony Stewart Foundation staff and volunteers work to sort toys, games and books for all ages to make sure the maximum number of children are provided for this holiday season. The Fireman’s Cheer Fund alone provides a holiday party and gifts to almost 1,600 children!

Save shopping, wrapping and shipping by making a secure online donation. Monetary gifts are combined for a fun shopping spree where we find awesome gifts (and great sales) allowing us to heap loads of goodies into Mama Smoke’s SUV. In past years, we had to make more than one trip!

Or, if you find great joy in selecting a special gift(s), please send new, unwrapped item(s) to the Tony Stewart Foundation, 2016 Toy Drive, 438 Southpoint Circle, Brownsburg, IN 46112-2203.

Thank you for making your donation or sending your gift(s) by Mon Dec 5th .

Join Us for Bourbonfest 2016

A pair of well-known Indiana names have partnered for Bourbonfest 2016 – Tony Stewart & Big Red Liquors. Big Red Liquors (BRL) was founded more than 40 years ago and remains independently owned and very committed to charitable causes throughout the Hoosier state. The Tony Stewart Foundation has been invited to be the Charity Partner for the BRL 4th Annual Bourbonfest: Pappy Van Winkle Rare Bourbon Lottery and Sale. More than 5,000 guests are expected to sample 100+ bourbons and receive certificate for purchasing their favorite(s) at the lowest prices of the year! Master Distillers from all the major brands will be on-hand to meet the guests, answer questions and share their love of fine bourbons.

Plan to attend this great event benefitting the kids & the animals served through the TSF Grant Program. Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 (EDT) and buy your $15.00 ticket today.  Bourbonfest 2016 takes place at the Indiana State Fair Champions’ Pavilion, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN.

Your Pappy Van Winkle Rare Bourbon lottery raffle ticket will be given to you upon arriving; you must be present to win! Winning names will be posted & announced throughout the event so you are able to taste and shop. And, you’ll have time to visit the Tony Stewart Foundation booth!

We’ll be easy to find as one of Tony’s cars will be on display! And, we’ll be selling a limited-edition “Bourbonfest 2016” license plate for $10.00 each with all proceeds benefitting the grants program. See you there!

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Annie HassingerJust enjoy, win, or lose, you are a CHAMPION, and, always will be!

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Donna Boydstun HillGGGOOOO SMOKE!

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Donna WilsonGoing to miss Tony.

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Cindy RickardGo Smoke you will be missed ❤❤❤❤

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June StoweSuch an awesome man. But going to miss him in a cup car

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Joan F SajaI love Tony Stewart! 💋 😚❤

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Pam ArellanoThank You for so many great memories of EXCITING finishes.

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Greg WoodsI keep telling people Tony's not leaving, he's coming home.

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Ed SimmonsWish you the very best,pray for your saftey

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Sandy SimmonsLove ourSmoke

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Lisa Montoya-WootenLove ALL these pictures

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Lori LawsonWin #50 would be an awesome way to finish your Sprint Cup Series career. Go Tony!!! 🏁🏁🏁

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Cathie BrownellGood Luck tomorrow Tony.

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Nancy ConleyTony, you are an awesome young man.

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Bob HoffmanGOOD LUCK SMOKE WE WILL MISS YOU !!

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Judy Ford SeigworthThank you Smoke. Enjoy the next chapter

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Debbie McDowellGood luck Smoke!

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Mary WallsTony is a wonderful person always and a champion racer second. ❤️️❤️️

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John JordanSmoke has always been my driver and will aways be but my time watching nascar is over no need to watch anymore now it's just full of crybabies and wimps that whine when the bumper of their car gets touched nascar died when dale Sr died then just like every other sport everyone wants a trophy even if they lose You will be missed Tony and good luck and may God bless you in everything that you do

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Debbie BurkeGo Tony go and I will miss you very much

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Susan Nelson ClaytonWe're going to miss him. Our son who id a huge fan of Tony is special needs and when the race was in Fontana and Tony made an appearance either at Home Depot or Office Depot, we would bring our son to meet him. Everytime Tony did not disappoint, he always spent extra time with him. Tony has a big heart and we love him.

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Liz FalkensternSmoke you are a very thoughtful and giving person to others. Awesome and sure going to miss you. GOOD LUCK AT HOMESTEAD. GO OUT AND WIN SMOKE. ICING ON THE CAKE

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Sandy SimmonsThanks for all the good your foundation does. Love me some SMOKE.

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Pam RayKeep up the good work, Tony!

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Janet Long SnyderI love Smoke and all the good he does

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Karen BirdWell done and so deserving

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Lori McRobbieThank u for helping the animals tony.

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Christa Millercongrats to a very deserving foundation....keep up all the great work that you do

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Jeff WalkerSMOKE SMOKE SMOKE

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Jackie GiermanskiThis man has been my favorite for years and years..He is the best. god bless him. Just do it Tony..

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Debbie LunsfordIt would make my day to see you win Tony...;)

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Douglas Doreen PostThis would be the perfect weekend to smoke and you can shut down the chasers make the fight for points after last weekend always and forever a tony fan

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Joan HewesGO SMOKE!!!!

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Kimberly KelfordGo Smoke Go!!! Race it like you stolen it!!

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Alicia Utter KiltsGo Smoke, its a great weekend I believe it is the place. Going for win 50.😊👍🏁

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Maria AzeredoGO FOR THE 50 WIN!!!!🏁🏁🏁🏁

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Jane CattleSmoke those tires and bring home the 50th . . . have a wonderful, safe race . . . we'll be cheering you on!

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Diana FairSmoke 'em !!!

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Judy Dennhardt👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Jerry Knoofi hope he wins

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Gail Weaver MelloCome on Smoke we want to see you with win #50!

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Maria KellerGood place to start Go Tony !!!! I will be cheering you on.

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Desiree PriceThat pic is from Bristol motor speedway go # 14

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Zee ZevaNotice the sequence of numbers for total led laps. 1234. Come on Smoke give them h...ll. it is the for a win.

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Sandy SimmonsGEAUX TONY. This is your Sunday to get win #50. Good starting position to let the smoke fly to the checkered flag. Love me some SMOKE.

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Sandy RoushCome on smoke WIN

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