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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Skip Speed to Fish Twice a Year for Disabled Kids

When Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway were constructed in time for their first races in 1959 and 1999, respectively, lakes were formed as well. Soil was excavated from both infields so the high banks of the oval racetracks—DIS with a 2.5-mile tri-oval and HMS with a Homestead 1.5-mile oval—could be piled and formed. The infield lakes have been stocked with bass over the years, making for prime fishing territory within the paved racing configuration. In 2002, Darrell Gwynn, a champion NHRA dragster driver who suffered spinal cord injury in a crash, formed with wife Lisa the Darrel Gwynn Foundation. The mission of the organization was to seek aid and give support to people with paralysis and help prevent...

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