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Great Day for autism families at "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks"

May 31, 2015

Jimmie Johnson won the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway after a fun-filled day of events for autism families.

It was Johnson’s 10th career win at the track. Kevin Harvick finished second and Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola rounded out the top 5.

The morning kicked off with NASCAR drivers Justin Algaier and Brad Keselowski, who answered questions from fans, took photos and signed autographs. NASCAR flagman Rodney Wise taught the kids about the different types of flags used during the race, and families relaxed in Autism Speaks Day at the Races quiet room, filled with bean bags, toys, games and movies.

Autism Speaks’ Lisa Goring served as a Grand Marshal and gave the command “Drivers, start your engines!” signaling the beginning of the race.

Autism Speaks received $50,000 from Dover International Speedway and FedEx.

See photos from Saturday's track walk, which raised $15,000 for Autism Speaks and the NASCAR Foundation here.

We thank all our families and volunteers, Dover International Speedway and FedEx, who all helped make this day possible.