Dover International Speedway
In the sixth year of our partnership in 2012, Dover Motorsports became the first track ever to host an autism-friendly NASCAR race at the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. The day featured special seating in Dover’s air-conditioned grandstand and a dedicated quiet zone where parents were able to bring their kids to get away from the crowd and noise at any point during the race. It also featured brief presentations by educational speakers and special appearances by NASCAR drivers Jimmy Johnson and Jamie McMurray as well as owner Joe Gibbs. The day before was highlighted by a special track walk and 5K run to raise funds for our mission and featured a special appearance by driver Denny Hamlin of the Joe Gibbs and FedEx racing team.
Check out these blog posts about Dover International Speedway:
Kerry’s Korner #19: NFL Legend Joe Gibbs Speaks
Kerry’s Korner #18: FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks takes the checkered flag at the Monster Mile
Brandon's Special Day with NASCAR
Kerry's Korner #17: Kerry Speaks About "Living with Autism"
FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks
Mom Ready for Some Rip Roaring, Sensory-Friendly NASCAR Fun!