A young up and coming race car driver and the first known NASCAR driver on the autism spectrum , Armani Williams, is teaming up with Visit Mesa this weekend in Friday’s NASCAR Truck Series race. Visit Mesa is the first city in the world to be Autism Certified.
“There are no words to express how appreciative I am to everyone at Visit Mesa for their support and belief in me as a driver to partner with Young’s Motorsports for the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season at Phoenix Raceway,” said Williams.
“Visit Mesa has so much to offer not only to their locals but tourists and race fans alike. I’m honored to have the opportunity to represent them during Championship 4 weekend and look forward to a productive race in my Young’s Motorsports debut.”
Williams returns to the site of his first race with a national NASCAR series when he ran in the ARCA Menards Series in March of 2020. The 22-year-old is set to make his third start in the NASCAR Truck Series, one of the sport’s developmental series.
“As America’s first autism-certified city, we are thrilled to partner with Armani Williams for next Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway,” offered Alison Brooks, Director, Destination Experience & Advocacy for Visit Mesa.
“Armani exemplifies what it means to truly live life without limits and is an inspiration to us all. We wish him and the entire Young’s Motorsports team the best of luck in the race.”
Tyler Young, team principal for Young’s Motorsports added, “We are thrilled to welcome Armani Williams to the Young’s Motorsports lineup for Phoenix. We understand how important this race is not only for him but for Visit Mesa too.
“We look forward to seeing him continue to strengthen his Truck Series resume behind the wheel of one of our trucks and have a good performance to give our team some momentum heading into the offseason and looking ahead to 2023.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship takes the green on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. MST.