Autism Speaks Day at the Races program returns
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), Autism Speaks and Dover International Speedway (NYSE: DVD) are pleased to announce their renewed collaboration for the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, May 31, 2015. This marks the fifth year the three have collaborated to raise awareness for an important cause.
“We couldn’t be happier to have FedEx back on board as title sponsor for our spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event,” said Michael Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “Their involvement helps elevate the weekend to the next level, and their support of Autism Speaks should not go unnoticed. They truly are engaged in this effort and an exemplary corporate citizen.”
With its return as title sponsor of the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks,” FedEx continues to maintain a strong presence in NASCAR, including their primary sponsorship of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry, driven by Denny Hamlin and fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing. Coach Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, will make an appearance at the event as well.
FedEx, Autism Speaks and the Speedway are working to finalize additional elements of the race weekend, but are pleased to announce the return of the popular Autism Speaks Day at the Races program. This special event returns for the fourth year and provides the opportunity for those on the autism spectrum and their families to attend a NASCAR race in a safe environment. The ticket package includes pre-race appearances by NASCAR drivers and personalities; brief presentations by educational speakers in the morning; food and drink; seating in the air-conditioned grandstands at the Monster Mile, which offers great views of the race along the backstretch of the track; and much more.
A reserved area near their seats provides a quiet zone, with muted lighting and sound, allows attendees to take a break from the race and crowds when necessary. The room includes comfortable seating, games, and video screens to help fans keep up with the races or watch family friendly movies.
Tickets cost $88 for adults and $20 for children ages 14 and under. Autism Speaks will receive a portion of the proceeds. This package is now sold out.
This marks the ninth straight year that Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will partner with Dover International Speedway to help raise funds and awareness for the cause throughout the weekend.
Autism Speaks will once again be represented by drivers in all three national touring series, who will feature decals on their cars throughout the weekend. This is something that has taken place in previous race weekends at Dover, with 67 drivers participating in 2014.
For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway and at @MonsterMile on both Twitter and Instagram.
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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival and Big Barrel Country Music Festival, both of which are produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.