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Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick go above and beyond in honor of Bryan Clauson

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 12: (L-R) Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, talks to Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images )

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 12: (L-R) Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, talks to Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images )

It's been a tough week for the racing community with the tragic death of Bryan Clauson, but the racing community has rallied around the late open-wheel star.

At this week's Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, racers, including several in NASCAR, have banded together for a benefit auction on Clauson's behalf.

Danica Patrick worked in the trailer selling auction items, and Tony Stewart paid $32,000 for Clauson's favorite helmet, which he then gave to Clauson's fiancée, Lauren Stewart.

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Racers have big hearts and when tragedy strikes, they stand together as a family, which is what's going on this weekend in Knoxville.