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Autism Speaks and NASCAR Foundation Track Walk

Today was an amazing day at Dover International Speedway! Despite the heat, hundreds of families and fans turned out to support Autism Speaks in the Autism Speaks and NASCAR Foundation Track Walk. The Monster Mile was overwhelmed with families enjoying the experience of being right where the cars speed by! Sprint Cup Series winner Brad Keselowski came out to take questions from fans before the walk. This marks the third year that FedEx, Dover and Autism Speaks have teamed up to offer families affected by autism this amazing opportunity for fun at the races.

During the pre- race ceremony for the 5-Hour Energy 200, Dollar General driver Brian Vickers presented Autism Speaks Chief Strategy and Development Officer Alec Elbert with a check for over $1.1 million that Dollar General raised during autism awareness month.

Tomorrow is Autism Speaks Day at the Races, a program for families affected by autism to come and enjoy a day at the race track. There will be a quiet area, set back viewing from the track and a program about services and gluten free snacks! Tune in to Fox Sports tomorrow to watch the "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" at 12:30 p.m. EDT!

Alec Elbert receiving the check from Dollar General Driver Brian Vickers

Walkers on the track!

Team Gavin kiling it with the Autism Speaks temporary tattoos!

The Alpha Xi Deltas volunteer at the Autism Speaks and NASCAR Foundation Track Walk!

FedEx car #11 tricked out with the Autism Speaks paint job getting some pit maintenance.

NASCAR Driver Jamie MacMurray was interviewed on Fox & Friends about NASCAR and Autism Speaks.  Watch the segment here.


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