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Autism Speaks Foundation returns to Dover

March 13, 2014, Staff report,

This marks the fourth consecutive year for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks event

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Dover International Speedway announced Thursday that the Autism Speaks foundation will return as a presenting sponsor for its upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race June 1.

The agreement marks the fourth straight year for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks event and the eighth straight year for the partnership between the Monster Mile and the charitable organization. 

Through the collaboration, the track will offer special Autism Speaks Day at the Races tickets in a sensory friendly area for families affected by autism.

Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the race last season, driving a No. 11 Joe GibbsRacing Toyota with a special Autism Speaks paint scheme.

Drivers in all three NASCAR national series in the tripleheader weekend again will help to raiseawareness with Autism Speaks decals on their vehicles; 66 drivers participated in the campaign last season.