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NASCAR in Jackson, inspiring young lives

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Ever thought about becoming a NASCAR racer? You can give it a shot Friday and Saturday. The "Fueling the Dream Tour" is set up at Union Station in downtown Jackson.  There's a driving simulator there to test out your driving skills. Plus, you can learn more about women and minorities making NASCAR history.

On Friday afternoon, NASCAR, Agape CDC and MSI Youth Foundation will announce a pilot program in Jackson called 10/80 Stem. The program will allow children to attend a special summer camp in Indianapolis. They'll learn more about how science, math, technology and engineering are vital for a NASCAR career.

"If I'm a mathematical person maybe I don't see the need for that formula but I can literally look over at that formula and see how many times that car can go around that track before it runs out of gas, so now I can actually apply it and it helps kids stay in school," said Rev. Dock Cooper III, the CEO for Agape CDC.

The "Fueling the Dream Tour" is at Union Station through Saturday.

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