Artie Kempner, coordinating director for NASCAR on FOX and his wife, Marcy, founded Autism Delaware in 1998. It has raised more than $5 million and served more than 1,000 children and adults living with autism.
“I appreciated the Drivers Council support, but I didn’t want them to pay the fine. We decided as a group to donate the money to charity,” Stewart said. “Artie is such a good friend to all of us and his foundation does a lot of great work.”
Comprised of Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Stewart, the Drivers Council was formed in 2015 and meets periodically with NASCAR to discuss various issues from competition to safety.
Hamlin will present the check to Kempner at his Drive for Autism golf tournament May 12 in Wilmington, Delaware.