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Gaunt Brothers Racing raises $12,000 in auction for Humboldt Broncos hood

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Gaunt Brothers Racing announced Wednesday it raised $12,000 in an auction for the hood off DJ Kennington’s No. 96 Toyota in last weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kennington’s hood featured the logo for the Humboldt Broncos.

The hood honors the 16 people who lost their lives and the 13 who were injured on April 6 when a bus carrying members of the junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team was struck by a semi-trailer as the team was on its way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The money will be donated to the Humboldt Broncos charity. The winning bid was placed by Kennington’s sponsor, Castrol.

Kennington, who finished 27th in Food City 500, is a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

The hood was signed by every member of the No. 96 team.

Gaunt Brothers Racing to auction hood for Humboldt Broncos charity

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Gaunt Brothers Racing is auctioning the hood from D.J. Kennington‘s car at Bristol in support of the Humboldt Broncos.

The hood honors the 16 people who lost their lives and the 13 who were injured on April 6 when a bus carrying members of the junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team was struck by a semi-trailer as the team was on its way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Kennington is a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

On its Facebook page, Gaunt Brothers Racing stated that all proceeds from the auction will go to the Humboldt Broncos charity.

A GoFundMe page for the Humboldt Broncos has raised more than $11.6 million.

Kennington was 30th in the Food City 500 when the race was stopped after 204 laps on Sunday because of rain. The race is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. ET.

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Michael Annett, DJ Kennington to honor victims of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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This weekend DJ Kennington and Michael Annett will pay tribute to the 16 players and staff of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team who have lost their lives as a result of an April 6 bus crash.

The bus was carrying 29 members of the junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team which is based in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Kennington is a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and both drivers have played hockey.

Kennington, who drives for Gaunt Brothers Racing, will have the team’s logo on the hood of his No. 96 Toyota this weekend in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Annett, who drives for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, will have the logo above the B pillar on his No. 5 Chevrolet.

The logos are the latest in a series of tributes in memory of the victims and the first in NASCAR.

“I remember riding buses when I played hockey,” Annett said in a press release. “It was part of the game, traveling together to away games. In NASCAR, we use planes and motorhomes, but none of us as players had the ability to do that. You went as a team.

“This is a terrible tragedy, and my heart goes out to the families and fans of the Humboldt Broncos.”