There has been plenty of negative publicity surrounding Tony Stewart in recent years, but the three-time Sprint Cup champion made a difference in a positive way on Tuesday night for one grieving family.
Stewart donated a total of $1,400 to Ralphi Munson, a friend of a family who recently lost three sons, according to Kelly Maricle of WHOtv.com. Jamie, Carson and Christian Singletary were tragically killed last Thursday when their vehicle collided with a truck. Now Stewart is helping the family after meeting Munson.
After meeting Munson Tuesday in the parking lot of the old Pamida in Knoxville, Stewart approached her about memorabilia she was attempting to sell from the the Knoxville Nationals. Stewart overheard the conversation between Munson and a friend and offered to buy the merchandise for $700.
“I overheard everything and I want to do this for the kids,” Stewart reportedly told Munson.
By the end of the exchange, Stewart donated $1,400 to the family and told Munson to keep one of the totes containing t-shirts to hand out at the track to kids.
At a time where the Singletary family is mourning, this should ease some of the financial burden. Just days after a lawsuit was issued against Stewart by Kevin Ward’s family, it’s a light in the midst of darkness for his season.
For those who want to donate to the Singletary family, a GoFundMe page is set up for the family. While the funds have already exceeded the initial target, any support goes a long way.