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I NASCAR shifting into high gear at the Dover International Speedway this weekend.
It's teaming up with Autism Speaks to provide a -- -- friendly experience.
For fans diagnosed with autism.
Jamie McMurray NASCAR driver and an advocate for the autism community joins us now to talk more about this hi -- Hey -- -- we're doing well also Jimmie how did you get involved in helping kids with autism.
Well I have a niece -- is fifteen years old now.
And -- -- about -- so.
When when my foundation when when we wanted to get together in NC we want to partner up with you know autism assistant I really get fed.
Twelve years ago when we found out my niece had -- -- it was you know fairly unknown and I think most people associated ought schism with with Rain Man and certainly -- that is not the case so -- we've got to do a lot of cool stuff about isn't speaks.
And the producer that does some of the NASCAR races -- Kempner.
And here the -- of -- and so it's it's just been really gets bitten we've been able to raise a lot of money do a lot of -- promotions create a lot of awareness so.
It's been it's it's been really good in Dortmund.
So tell us how this special seating section.
-- you designated works.
I have to be honest I don't I don't know exactly what he did.
So well in -- -- for people with sensory issues like autism that they're gonna be able to enjoy the race in a different way is it that they.
The noise from the racetrack is too much for some kids with autism.
Well I know that there's going to be a lot of families here that that have kids are loved ones -- boxes and then.
And certainly kids kids you know about -- and and are maybe more sensitive to us and noise than what but others are -- As far as the -- I think it's you know it's not those guys just getting that didn't have a really enjoyable day -- and ask.
Errors that's great you talk about how part of the goal here is to raise awareness about autism and I thought it was interesting -- you said it when your own niece was diagnosed you know.
Most didn't didn't.
It wasn't -- high as household a name.
Then as it unfortunately.
Now so people do have a lot of awareness.
About autism but what more needs to happen.
Well I mean ultimately we need to find a cure for autism that's still an unknown.
And and you know a lot of the fundraisers fundraisers that that we do.
-- arch create awareness that they're also to raise money so that's eventually we can -- to care fraud has and it's it's still unknown.
And the amount -- cases you know grows every year -- I remember -- when my nieces Agnes it was like one and 200 and it's it's down to one in 88 right now so.
And you know here -- having a child it's certainly something that you should be concerned -- You know for the parents that are hurt are living with kids with -- need to find a cure for it.
One in 88 is a stunning number and obvious he -- it would be wonderful to figure out what causes it suit Jamey Wright thanks so much cut funds again.
I hate making as if if you're around so they -- there's rolled them thanks so much.
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