Duluth teen finalist for NASCAR charity award

A Duluth teen has won at least $25,000 by being named a finalist for the national Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award given by the NASCAR Foundation.

Michael Jackson, who has cerebral palsy, also has a chance to be awarded $100,000. A stipulation of the award, he plans to give either amount to the charity of his choice, which is the Starlight Children’s Foundation. In 2007, at age 12, Jackson spoke at the foundation’s gala in Los Angeles.

A fan vote will determine the winner, who will receive a $100,000 donation to give to a charity from the NASCAR Foundation and a 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid from Toyota.

You can vote for Jackson through midnight Nov. 29.

The winner will be announced Nov. 30 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas.

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