Difference Maker Armani Williams

Airdate: April 2023

When doctors told the parents of Armani Williams that he had autism and might need to be a ward of his parents for life, the dreams they had for their son seemed stuck in park. But the boy who was fascinated with cars and trucks took a detour and put his own dream on overdrive. He started racing go-karts as an 8-year-old and debuted in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada in 2017. Today Williams is among a handful of black NASCAR drivers and the only openly autistic driver on the circuit. And he continues to pursue his boyhood dream of NASCAR success. But whether or not Williams ever takes the checkered flag first in a race, in the race of life, he’s already in the winner’s circle.