Engine in the Brain: A Fan’s Amazing Story


For Christian Sanchez of Whittier, California, autism means a lack of communication and often feeling isolated. His father describes Christian’s childhood as a quiet one with Christian spending most of his time in his bedroom. Now at the age of 17, Christian has found his voice through NASCAR and his favorite driver, Daniel Suarez.

“If it’s about NASCAR, he’ll talk all day and all night,” said Christan’s mother, Norma Osuna.

At the Auto Club 400, Christian had the opportunity to do just that by accompanying Suarez through his pre-race routines and driver introductions. Chatting with other drivers before the race, Christian highlighted his social side and showcased his wealth of NASCAR knowledge.  When recapping the experiencing, Christian put it elegantly by stating: “So yea, my weekend was amazing.”


Source: NASCAR YouTube Channel