Support pours in for Stewart-Haas team member who suffered stroke

A front suspension mechanic for Stewart-Haas Racing is recovering from a New Year's Day stroke.

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Les Huntley, a front suspension mechanic for Stewart-Haas Racing, suffered a stroke on New Year’s Day, and was left with paralysis on his left side.

The Renwick, Iowa native also worked this past season as a crew member, filling the role of second gas man on SHR driver Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet.

As of Monday afternoon, A "Go Fund Me" account created for Huntley on Saturday had already surpassed its goal of $10,000 by raising nearly $18,000 to offset his medical expenses.

Not surprisingly, support has poured in from around the NASCAR world, which includes Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Rodney Childers, who is doing his part to help.

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