Donation from Sprint Cup Drivers Council presented to charity

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The $35,000 the Sprint Cup Driver Council originally raised to pay Tony Stewart‘s fine from NASCAR for criticizing its lug nut policy has finally found its home.

After Stewart politely declined the council’s offer, the money has been donated to Autism Delaware. The check for the amount was presented to the organization Thursday during the Drive for Autism golf tournament in Wilmington, Delaware.  Autism Delaware was founded in 1998 by Artie Kempner, coordinating director for NASCAR on FOX, and his wife, Marcy.

The donation comes three days before the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, which is co-sponsored by Drive for Autism.