Noblesville Racer Has Nascar Dream Despite His Disability (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

July 26, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- He's raced at tracks across the country. He's won more than one-hundred-fifty trophies. And he's not even old enough to have a driver's license.

A Noblesville, Indiana boy with Nascar dreams is even more inspiring behind the wheel. Chris Hacker drives his race car with only one arm.

His 150 trophies are all right alongside pictures of his idol, Jeff Gordon. But more impressive than the trophies, even more amazing than his age, is what you can't see trackside. An injury to his left arm called brachial plexus suffered during childbirth.

Three surgeries gave him more mobility, but nerve damage and weakness mean when he's behind the wheel, Chris' left arm is just along for the ride.

Chris started in quarter midgets and has worked his way up to racing with the big boys, going fender to fender with drivers two and three times his age.




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