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Daytona International Speedway

Andrew Booth                386-947-6714

 

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1st ANNUAL MICCOSUKEE RESORT & GAMING "HOT RODS & REELS", CHARITY FISHING TOURNAMENT AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SET FOR FEBRUARY 16TH

PARTICIPATING NASCAR STARS & FANS HAVE CHANCE TO WIN "THE MICCOSUKEE MILLION"

DAYTONA, FL - Daytona's 1st Annual Miccosukee Resort & Gaming "Hot Rods & Reels" NASCAR Nextel drivers, charity fishing tournament makes its debut at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16th, 2007. The tournament, modeled after the hugely successful "Hot Rods & Reels" event held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the past five years, offers the perfect combination of fun and excitement: fishing for trophy bass alongside NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers and other racing celebrities with the chance to win The Miccosukee Million.

"We're very excited to be launching Hot Rods & Reels in Daytona as to help kickoff the 2007 NASCAR racing season," said Darrell Gwynn, President of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) and event founder. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis and the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center Speediatrics at Halifax Hospital. "The Daytona International Speedway is a wonderful venue, and the event will add to the excitement of the start of the season," Gwynn added.

Daytona International Speedway, the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming and celebrity participants provide an opportunity for racing fans and fishing enthusiasts to join forces while raising money for important causes.

Hot Rods & Reels will take place on the Speedway's 29-acre infield lake, Lake Lloyd, which is stocked with (remove trophy sized peacock bass and) largemouth bass.

"We're thrilled that historic Daytona International Speedway and Lake Lloyd are venues for this fundraiser," Track President Robin Braig said. "Fishing on the legendary waters of Lake Lloyd has always been a part of the heritage at Daytona International Speedway and we're proud to host this worthwhile charity event."

The event will also feature a wheelchair giveaway to 14-year old Brian Sundin. The teen is a gifted student in high school born with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition restricting joint movement. DGF will present him with a new power wheelchair at the culmination of the Hot Rods & Reels Tournament.

"The event is the ideal setting to present Brian with his new wheelchair," said Gwynn. "Providing for those with injuries and paralysis is the reason we host Hot Rods & Reels, so it gives everyone a real sense of accomplishment when they see what can be achieved."

Space is limited, so people interested in participating should visit www.hotrodsandreels.com early to register for the event.

Hot Rods & Reels in Homestead has historically attracted some of the biggest names in NASCAR, including drivers, owners and TV personalities. Daytona is no different. Some of the NASCAR drivers and celebrities currently scheduled (subject to change) for the 2007 Hot Rods & Reels in Daytona include:

 

Tony Stewart

Kyle Petty

Bobby Labonte

Carl Edwards

Kenny Schrader

Ryan Newman

Kyle Busch

Scott Riggs

Bobby Allison

Donnie Allison

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The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to preventing paralysis when possible, providing support for individual's living with paralysis and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.

The Betty Jane France Pediatric Center "Speediatrics" designed with a motor sports theme, is a 31 Bed Pediatric Unit and a 5 Bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Halifax Medical Center. In surroundings designed by Betty Jane France, with modern equipment and experienced staff, children literally race to the finish line of recovery in a fun-filled facility often visited by top NASCAR and sports car drivers.

The 1st Annual Miccosukee Resort & Gaming "Hot Rods & Reels" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Drivers & Teams Charity Fishing Tournament in Daytona takes place Friday, February 16th, 2007 on Lake Lloyd at the Daytona International Speedway.

Joining Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in sponsoring this event are Bass Pro Shops, Sprint and Sport Tailor. For more information on registration or sponsorship, visit www.hotrodsandreels.com or call 954-792-7223 X 105