Tony Stewart fills in at Dale Jr. Foundation event at Charlotte Motor Speedway

BY foxsports • October 5, 2016

After suffering a concussion in July, there have been a lot of racing related things that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had to pass up on, including the rest of the 2016 season.

One thing he didn't want to call off was his charity's ride along event at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the preceeding days of the Bank of America 500.

The event raises money for his Dale Jr. Foundation, which serves underprivileged individuals, specifically youth, to accomplish goals they wouldn't have otherwise been able to do.

Normally, Dale Jr. would get behind the wheel of the two-seater stock car and drive the donors, who spend around $8,000 to attend the event, around the 1.5-mile speedway on some hot laps.

When he couldn't do it this year, it didn't take long for him to find a replacement.

Tony Stewart volunteered to show up to the event and get behind the wheel to take donors around the track.

Dale Jr. took to social media to thank Smoke for taking the wheel for a good cause.

A bit of humor that came out of the event happened when Dale Jr.'s dog, Gus, made his way onto the infield grass and shared a little 'fertilizer' on the track, as Dale Jr. put it.

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