McLaughlin Daytona plans

McLaughlin announces a new plan for daytona. Despite recent setback, "Magic Shoes" will continue to chase his dream in Daytona CHARLOTTE, NC --- Hopes and Dreams.`Those words describe the life of veteran NASCAR Busch Series driver Mike ...

McLaughlin announces a new plan for daytona. Despite recent setback, "Magic Shoes" will continue to chase his dream in Daytona

CHARLOTTE, NC --- Hopes and Dreams.`Those words describe the life of veteran NASCAR Busch Series driver Mike McLaughlin.`It has always been McLaughlin's dream to win the Daytona Busch Series race. That dream nearly came to an end earlier this week when McLaughlin's Busch Series team closed the doors due to funding issues with the owners and sponsor.`McLaughlin was crushed, after assembling a team led by Harold Holly and Clyde McLeod, this year was set to be his best shot ever at reaching his dream.

In this time of need, McLaughlin's friends and family began to step forward to provide help.`Many of the people that McLaughlin has helped over the years began to call and offer their help.`This show of support led McLaughlin to continue the effort to chase his dream of winning next month's Koolerz 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

McLaughlin is pleased to announce today the "Hopes and Dreams 2003" campaign to raise enough funds to compete in the Daytona race.

"This has been a very tough week for all of us involved with the team, but I am not going to let this defeat me," McLaughlin said. "I have to follow my heart and do everything possible to win the Koolerz 300.`I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to chase my dream."

McLaughlin has secured the use of the car he tested so well with last week in Daytona and will be joined in this effort by many of the team members from his former team. Jay Robinson Racing will be listed as the owner of the # 39 Ford Taurus.`Earlier this week Robinson purchased the assets of McLaughlin's former team.

McLaughlin stated earlier today that in every cloud there is a silver lining and this cloud's silver lining is the overwhelming groundswell of support from the fans that have already donated to the effort. Many donations have already been made and donations are still being accepted. Two methods of donating to the "Hopes and Dreams 2003" have been set up.`Donations may be mailed to the Mike McLaughlin Fan Club, PO Box 45, Waterloo, NY 13165 or secure donations may be made online by visiting www. paypal.com and sending the donation to katermclaughlin@aol.com.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mike McLaughlin