Jamie McMurray is a NASCAR Driver and has a niece who has autism. He who won both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in 2010. Jamie McMurray was born on June 3, 1976, in Joplin, Missouri and lives in Mooresville, North Carolina today. For over 5 years Jamie McMurray has been promoting autism awareness through his position in NASCAR. Jamie McMurray is an Autism Light for being an autism uncle and for raising awareness and funds for autism for over a decade as a successful NASCAR driver.
NASCAR Record: Jamie McMurray holds the record for the quickest NASCAR start as he won the 2002 UAW-GM Quality 500 as a substitute driver in just his 2nd Career NASCAR start. Jamie McMurray won both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in 2010 and was only the 3rd driver in history to win both of these races in the same year. Jamie McMurray presently drives the No. 1 Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series for Earnhardt Ganassing Racing (Read More at Jamie McMurray's Wikipedia Page). The Yahoo Sports Page for Jamie McMurray has the career statistics for Jamie McMurray.
The following is a Public Service Announcement by Autism Speaks and the Ad Council that featured Jamie McMurray.
The Jamie McMurray Foundation (JMF) promotes awareness of, and raises funding for, the research, education, and support of inviduals and families afflicted with autism. JMF is dedicated to bringing the financial backing and support of the NASCAR community, together with the passion and commitment of the autism community, to promote better understanding of this challenging disability (Read More at the Jamie McMurray Foundation's Website).
The following is an interview with Jamie McMurray conducted back in 2008, when he shared about his passion for autism that inspired him to create the Jamie McMurray Foundation.
Autism Speaks Day at the Races: Jamie McMurray was at the "Autism Speaks Day at the Races" in 2013. Jamie McMurray said about the event, "I enjoyed the chance to meet some of the families last year at this event. The whole weekend at Dover is great, with all the attention that it generates for autism awareness (Read More in an Article by Health Day on Jamie McMurray)." There is a YouTube video of Jamie talking to a young fan at the Autism Speaks Day at the Races.
Drive for Autism Celebrity AM Golf Tournament: Jamie McMurray participates in the Drive for Autism Celebrity AM Golf Tournament, comprised of NASCAR drivers, some like Jamie who have personal family connections to autism. In 2013, $506,000 was raised for autism at the event. The next Drive for Autism will be on May 29, 2014 (Read More at the Drive for Autism on the Autism Delaware Website).
Wikipedia: You can learn more about Jamie McMurray at Jamie McMurray's Wikipedia Page.
Note: This article is dedicated to my brother in-law, Eric Hostetler, who is both an autism uncle and NASCAR fan.