Missing Iowa girls get NASCAR drivers’ attention

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two young Iowa cousins missing for nearly three weeks have gotten the attention of two NASCAR drivers.

KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids says cars driven by Landon Cassill and teammate Travis Kvapil will each feature photos of the girls at the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. The decals will also feature a phone number for the National Missing Children hotline.

Cassill, a native of Cedar Rapids, says he and others in the sport from Iowa are pulling together to raise as much attention as possible to help find the missing girls.

Ten-year-old Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins, whose 9th birthday was Tuesday, disappeared July 13 while riding their bikes in Evansdale.