ERIK JONES TEAM WINS ANNUAL HOT RODS & REELS FISHING TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY
GLOBAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Hall of Fame Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn Gathered NASCAR Legends for Charity Fishing Tournament and Donated a $25,000 Wheelchair to a Spinal Cord Injured Dirt Track Racer
February 17, 2023 (DAYTONA) – NASCAR Driver Erik Jones led his team to first place honors with a three-fish total of 6.86 pounds at this year’s Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament, presented by Global Electronic Technology, to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. NASCAR drivers and Legends convened this morning on Lake Lloyd at Daytona International Speedway for the charity-fishing event that kicks off the racing season.
Joining Jones for the event were Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison, Christopher Bell, David Blaney, Chase Briscoe, Matt Crafton, Mike Dillon, Noah Gragson, Chris Hacker, Brad Keselowski, Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman, Martin Truex, Jr. The Jones team’s three fish total beat out David Blaney’s team that came in 2nd with 6.52 pounds, and Donnie Allison’s team came in third with a total of 5.08 pounds.
The largest fish, weighing 2.98 pounds made David Blaney and his team eligible to try to win the Global Electronic Technology Million Dollar Challenge. There were specially marked envelopes, with 5 holding a certificate for a million dollars. Unfortunately, they did not open the lucky envelopes, but it was an exciting moment and they did win a boat for next year’s event.
“We’re so happy to be able to give this chair to Grady. It’s because of our sponsors, drivers, friends aromf Daytona International Speedway that we are able to be successful each year. We thank all our supporters and friends for continuing to stand up for those who can’t,” said Darrell Gwynn.
Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament annually benefits The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. This year Darrell donated a $25,000 custom wheelchair to a spinal cord injured dirt track racer Grady Chandler. The wheelchair will allow him to return to the track, enjoy the outdoors, and be more active.
Event sponsors include presenting sponsor Global Electronic Technology, Daytona International Speedway, Bass Pro Shops, Bass Online, Stanley / Black & Decker, NASCAR, Dobbs Equipment, Halifax Health, and DMR.