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Driver Brings Awareness Message to NASCAR Truck Series

April 20, 2008

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Donny Lia helped raise awareness of autism and Autism Speaks at Martinsville Speedway in North Carolina by prominently displaying the Autism Speaks blue puzzle piece logo on his No. 71 Chevrolet during the running of the Martinsville Kroger 250 on March 29, 2008.

Lia's car chief on his modified truck has a son with autism, and Lia has been a long time supporter of their Long Island Walk Now for Autism Walk team. “When we were looking at running at Martinsville without a primary sponsor, we decided that it would be better to offer the space to Autism Speaks to help get the word out about Autism and the need for a cure.”