Celebrity Guests Announced for Toyota Skinner Round-Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR driver Mike Skinner and his wife Angie announced the list of celebrity guests who will attend the fifth-annual Toyota Skinner Round-Up presented by Rue & Ziffra Personal Injury Attorneys on Wed., March 16 and Thurs., March 17, at Daytona Beach International Speedway (DIS) and Spruce Creek Country Club.

Nashville recording artist Stacy Mitchhart headlines the Hoe Down Bash on Wednesday, March 16 with a live concert, along with musical guests Edwin McCain and American Idol finalist Bo Bice, sponsored by Brighthouse Networks.  SPEED TV reporter Ray Dunlap will serve as emcee for the Hoe Down Bash, which will take place from 7-11 PM in the Sprint FANZONE at Daytona International Speedway.

Skinner will be joined at the two-day event by three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon, as well as fellow NASCAR drivers Ron Hornaday Jr., Scott Speed and Steve Park.  Former NASCAR driver and current U.S. Olympic bobsled builder Geoff Bodine, dare devil Robbie Knievel, country music comedian Cledus T Judd and NASCAR Sirius Speedway host Dave Moody are other celebrities who will honor former NASCAR executive Jim Hunter this year.  Hunter was a close friend of the Skinners and passed away last Oct.

“We have gathered a great list of celebrities for this year’s event,” said Mike Skinner.  “Our busy schedules don’t always allow us to get together with friends and family as much as we like.  So, it’s always fun to get everyone together for two days of fun, and at the same time raise money for charitable organizations in Volusia County that mean so much to Angie and I.  We hope to have another successful event, and this year is even more special because we will honor our dear friend Jim Hunter.  We will all miss having him at the Round-Up this year.”  

Fans coming out to the Hoe Down Bash at DIS can sample ‘A Taste of Daytona,’ featuring Volusia County’s finest restaurants, which is free of charge with the purchase of a Hoe Down ticket.  There will once again be live and silent auctions featuring NASCAR and celebrity memorabilia.  Among the live auction items are a six-seat EZGO golf cart, vacation packages to the American Idol finale in Los Angeles, the 5F Ranch in Texas, Sonoma wine country and NASCAR race weekends, as well as much more.  Skinner will also hold an autograph session from 7-8 PM in victory lane.

The following day, celebrities and sponsors will play a round of golf in the Skinner Round-Up Golf Classic at Spruce Creek Country Club, followed by the Skinner Round-Up Poker Tournament.  Spots in the golf tournament are still available for $150.00 per player with a shotgun start at 8:45 A.M. on Thurs. morning.  The entry fee for the poker tournament, which begins at 3 PM, is $100.00 per player for the Texas Hold’em format with the final table of six winning prizes. 

Over the past four years, the Skinner Round-Up has raised more than $500,000 for various Volusia County charities, including the Council on Aging, Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare, Greyhound Pets of America, Halifax Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Tickets for the ‘Hoe Down Bash’ can be purchased online for $10 at www.mikeskinner.com, and will also be available on Wednesday night at the DIS Turn 1 gate off of Williamson Avenue. Children under 12 years of age will be admitted free. 

For more information on the Toyota Skinner Round-Up presented by Rue & Ziffra Personal Injury Attorneys, including how to sign up for the golf tournament and sponsorship opportunities for the event, visit www.MikeSkinner.com.

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