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Special gift for teen at Kentucky Speedway


SPARTA, Ky. (WKYT) -- This weekend Nascar's best drivers will be at the Kentucky Speedway for the annual Quaker State 400.

But on Thursday one of them did something special for a Southern Kentucky teenager.

Nick Overbey is just 13 and not even able to drive, but at the Kentucky Motor Speedway he got to take the same stage as some big name racers.

"It was pretty cool, but I think the people that did this should get rewarded, too, because they do this for kids like me," said Overbey.

For these drivers their wheels are their life, but for the teen from London, Kentucky his wheels help his life.

"This one's a lot better," said Overbey.

Nick says his old wheel chair gave out and his physical therapist at Shriners in Lexington fitted the active teen for an all-terrain chair. Only the funding was a big challenge. Meanwhile The Kyle Busch Foundation, named for a NASCAR driver, called asking to help make a difference for a child..the timing just like in racing was just right!

"It's cool and when I found out, the days went by slow because I was excited," said Overbey.

While he's a boy of few words..one thing is clear this chair will change his life.

"It can go up curbs and all of that, and the other one couldn't," said Overbey.

The chair was designed in India, and it's made to fit Nick perfectly.


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