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

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.

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