Motorsports legend Rick Hendrick was tragically killed as he flew to a race in 2004. He was going to a race in Martinsville. The real tragedy is that he left a life behind that many would envy. His daughter, Ricki, was born just five days after his fatal crash and he was engaged to marry his fiancée Emily Maynard. People have believed that Ricki has autism because of the shy way she acts in public, but all signs point to this not being the case. She interacts well with peers and has no other issues associated with autism. So, No.