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Sprint Cup stars drive in charity go-kart race

August 07, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Jeff Gordon go-kart
Gordon wins at Iowa, but event was more than on-track results

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Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson all raced in Wednesday's Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular in Knoxville, Iowa, an event that pitted those drivers against fans who donated money for charity.

Gordon emerged as the winner from a full field in front of a full crowd, dedicating the victory to Kick-It, a national program that raises money for children's cancer research.

Among the other notables, according to the Des Moines Register, was Stewart saying he wanted to make the A-main of the Knoxville Nationals sprint car event next year, and Kyle Larson getting put into the fence … by his mom.

Larson said he didn't know he was racing against his mother until he arrived at the track, he told Motor Racing Network. "Jeff (Gordon) was like, 'You know you're racing your mom?' ... She's not a good driver, so that was funny," Larson told MRN.

The event raised more than $40,000.

Check out images below, courtesy of Jeff Gordon's Twitter feed:

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