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HOT RODS & REELS Charity Fishing Tournament is a truly one of a kind event which pairs NASCAR Drivers with philanthropic supporters, executives and racing fans for an exciting morning of fishing during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. This unique tournament benefits The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and takes place on the infield lake at the track in Florida.

NASCAR Drivers team with NHRA and Motorsports Hall of Fame drag racer Darrell Gwynn to raise awareness of spinal cord injury research and people living with paralysis. The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the event host and benefiting charity, is a fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.



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 Girl

February 16, 2024 (DAYTONA) – NASCAR Driver Harrison Burton led his team to first place honors with a three-fish total of 5.83 pounds at this year’s GETTRX Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament 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 annual charity fishing event that kicks off the racing season.

Joining Jones for the event were Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Harrison Burton, Noah Gragson, Timmy Hill, Brad Keselowski, Michael McDowell, David Ragan, Layne Riggs, Kenny Schrader, Martin Truex, Jr., Crew Chief Adam Stevens. The Burton’s team’s three fish total beat out Layne Riggs’ team that came in 2nd and Ryan Blaney’s team came in third.

The largest fish, weighing 2.46 pounds made Harrison Burton’s team eligible to try to win the GETTRX Million Dollar Challenge. There were specially marked envelopes that allowed the winner a chance to win a million dollars. Unfortunately, they did not open the lucky envelopes, but it was an exciting moment for all in attendance.

“Each year these drivers and sponsors continue to support us and we couldn’t be more grateful.  Racing and fishing just go together perfectly.  We’re happy to join them as we kick off the NASCAR season and give the gift of mobility to a wonderful young girl who was paralyzed,” 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 girl from Orlando.  The wheelchair will allow her to continue her rehabilitation and allow her to be more active.

Event sponsors include: Title Sponsor GETTRX, Daytona International Speedway, Bass Pro Shops, Bass Online, Scherr Family Fund who donated the custom wheelchair, Aggressive Hydraulics, DMR, Dobbs Equipment, NASCAR, Halifax Health, Mission for Miracles and Stanley Black and Decker.