NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart took some time out of his busy schedule to visit six race fans who were injured during Saturday’s heart stopping wreck.
The fans were injured when a massive crash sent debris flying into the stands during the last lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
Shortly after the Daytona 500 ended, Tony Stewart traveled to the Halifax Health Medical Center. Stewart arrived at approximately 8 pm and stayed until just after 10 pm.
Stewart didn’t want to go public with his good deed and only confirmed the visit after an inquiry was placed.
According to reports, Tony Stewart visited with each of the injured fans on a one-on-one basis. Stewart even gave each NASCAR fan a personally signed Bass Pro Shops No. 14 cap.
The race drivers team says it was Stewart’s decision to make the trek to Halifax Health Medical Center.
Following the horrific accident Stewart went on to win at the track for his seventh time in nine years, tying him with Dale Earnhardt for the most wins at the track.
During his win, Tony Stewart was quick to turn attention towards his fellow drivers and fans, noting:
“As much as we want to celebrate right now, and as much as this is a big deal to us, I’m more worried about the drivers and the fans that are in the stands right now. Because that was… I could see it all in my mirror, and it didn’t look good from where I was at.”
Fourteen fans were sent to Halifax Health, but only six remained under observation when Tony Stewart had arrived.
In case you missed the Daytona crash, here it is: