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The Barrett Jackson Auto Auction raised almost half a million bucks last night for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation with a big assist from NASCAR's Tony Stewart.
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation exists to prevent and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses.
They help improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness by providing necessary equipment or special services.
Terrific cause and terrific TV as well. Smoke started it off doing a burn-out onto the auction stage and then as the price of the bidding climbed, stoked the fires by adding a helmet, driver's suit and finally the ring that he was wearing. The car brought a cool $300,000 and additional contributions brought the total proceeds for the foundation to a reported $495,000.
Nicely done Mr.Stewart.