NASCAR has partnered with Dover International Speedway to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and recognize the contributions of Ronaldo Tello, executive director of Delaware Hispano Magazine, for his contributions to the Hispanic community of Delaware.

Tello, now a U.S. citizen, came to Delaware from Lima, Peru, his hometown, in 2002 as a lay missionary. Through his service with the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry, he dedicated volunteer hours to teaching English as a second language at St. Paul’s Church, visiting patients at St. Francis Hospital and prisoners at Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility, coaching soccer and organizing programs for migrant workers and youth. He is a life coach and motivational speaker, currently pursuing his Ph.D. in counseling, which will allow him to continue his life of service to the Latino community of Delaware.

Tello will be honored during the Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race at Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, on Oct. 1, where he will receive a donation of $2,500 to help further his efforts in supporting the local community.

Tello decided to direct his funds to Autism Delaware, whose mission is to help people and families affected by autism.