SHOT AT $1 MILLION, TROPHY BASS DRAWS
NASCAR STARS & FANS TO
HOT RODS &
REELS CHARITY TOURNAMENT
MIAMI - September 23,
2004Racing fans and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers and
celebrities participating in the 3rd Annual Hot Rods & Reels charity fishing
tournament will fish for trophy bass and a chance to win $1 million. The
fundraiser for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis and the Betty
Jane France Pediatric Center, Speediatrics?/span>,
at Homestead Hospital will be held on Friday, November 19th at
Homestead-Miami Speedway's infield lake as part of the Ford Championship
Under the rules of this
year's tournament, the angler successfully landing the heaviest largemouth
bass or peacock bass will then select from one of 250 envelopes, one of
which containing the $1 million grand prize. An official weigh-in
determining the winning fish will immediately precede the prize drawing.
will provide two spots on each fishing boat available for corporate or
private purchase, with participants having the opportunity to fish with the
likes of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champions Tony Stewart, Terry Labonte, Dale
Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, plus other leading NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers. The
tournament also features fishing opportunities with other racing celebrities
including legendary team owner Richard Childress, and former NASCAR NEXTEL
Cup champs turned broadcasters Darrell Waltrip and Benny Parsons, among
The tournament will take
place on the Speedway's 18-acre infield lake, which is 60 feet deep and
stocked with trophy-size peacock bass and largemouth bass. Because of its
unique location and outstanding fishing, the lake has been featured on
ESPN's "Great Outdoors" and the Miami Herald.
"The previous Hot Rods &
Reels tournaments were a hit in terms of participation, fun and monies
raised for charity," said event founder Darrell Gwynn. "This year's outing
features even more excitement with a Friday morning start that will find
both the fish and fisherman ready for action!"
"The Hot Rods &Reels
fishing tournament merges two sports that seem to go hand-in-hand: NASCAR
NEXTEL Cup racing and bass fishing during one of the biggest weekend's in
all of motorsports: Ford Championship Weekend," said Curtis Gray, President,
Homestead-Miami Speedway. "We encourage race fans and anglers alike to
participate in this unique event benefiting two outstanding charities: the
Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Speediatrics?/span>.
This year's tournament
features a 7:00 a.m. start, allowing ample fishing time prior to the
scheduled start of NEXTEL Cup Series practice at 10:00 a.m. Each
driver/celebrity will be teamed with two guest anglers in their own bass
boat featuring an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recognized
NASCAR drivers and
celebrities currently scheduled (subject to change) for the 2004 Hot Rods &
Reels tournament include:
o Joe Nemechek
o Terry Labonte
o Mark Martin
o Jimmy Spencer
o Kasey Kahne
o Scott Riggs
o Michael Waltrip
o Greg Biffle
o Bobby Labonte
o Jeremy Mayfield
o Tony Stewart
o Brian Vickers
o Kevin Harvick
o Ricky Craven
o Elliott Sadler
o Jamie McMurray
o Jeff Green
o Kyle Petty
o Ken Schrader
o Brendan Gaughan
o Dale Jarrett
o Jeff Burton
o Kenny Wallace
o Buddy Baker
o Donnie Allison
o Benny Parsons
o Darrell Waltrip
o Jeff Hammond
o Mike Wallace
o Bill Elliot
o Richard Childress
o Ward Burton
o Larry McReynolds
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3)
organization dedicated to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord
injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the
Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.
The Betty Jane France
Pediatric Center, Speediatrics?/span>,
at Homestead Hospital is a completely renovated 14-bed pediatrics unit designed
with a motorsports theme. The only dedicated pediatric unit in deep South
Miami-Dade, its design is to make children feel as comfortable as possible
during a hospital stay.
The 3rd Annual Hot Rods &
Reels NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Drivers &Teams Charity Fishing Tournament takes place
during the Ford Championship Weekend, November 18-21st at the Homestead-Miami
Speedway, home of the season-finales for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, Busch and
Craftsman Truck Series.
opportunity offers corporations a unique marketing and promotional platform
incorporating two of America's favorite pastimes --fishing and auto racing.
There are a limited number of fifteen (15) boats for this package. Reservations
will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Whether as a gift for
a star employee or as a promotion for customers, this is an unforgettable
fully-equipped bass boat including guide and NASCAR celebrity for two (2)
Participant will receive goodie bags, event shirts, hat, die cast boat, etc.
vRod & reel
combination with tackle box and assorted tackle.
for NASCAR Craftsman Truck race Friday, Nov. 19.
garage tour access passes for Friday afternoon tour.
Autographed memorabilia from NASCAR celebrity in their boat.
Opportunity to take photos with other NASCAR celebrities.
vAs a paid
participant you will be eligible to win a chance to win the $1,000,000