Animated Series Sends Biggest Fan to Daytona 500

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Team Kelly Racing's Biggest Fan contest sent one lucky winner and three of his friends on a trip of a life time to Daytona in February.

SportsBlast, a producer of innovative animated content for the Internet and traditional media, today announced the winner of The Kellys Sweepstakes.

The winner, Jason White of New Orleans, is the lucky recipient of a trip for four to the Daytona 500. The sweepstakes received more than 20,000 entries in a period of three weeks. SportsBlast is sponsored by Exide Technologies, one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, and Supercuts, the nation’s number one pick for a good haircut.

“This really is a dream come true for me,” said Jason White. “I’m being rewarded with a trip to the biggest race of the year for watching an animated show that I absolutely love to watch! After losing so much to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, this is a great opportunity for me to have some fun. I’m a huge fan of The Kellys and NASCAR – winning this trip is just so meaningful.”

Along with tickets to the race on Feb. 19, 2006, the prize package includes tickets to grandstand events leading up to the race; hospitality passes for the entire weekend, domestic airfare, accommodations and $500 in spending money. In addition, SportsBlast will create an animated character using White’s likeness in a future episode of The Kellys.

According to producers at SportsBlast, White will be in good company, with featured 2006 guest appearances slated from celebrities including NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick, Catherine Bell, from the CBS drama JAG and Academy Award winning R&B artist Isaac Hayes.

“We are so excited to be able to send our biggest fan to the Daytona 500,” said Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson and founder of SportsBlast. “The Kellys has really found a niche with its fan base, and we love being able to give back to our fans, as they have overwhelmingly supported our series during its debut season. We look forward to having some more fun in season two, which kicks off on February 15th.”

Developed and produced in association with Turner Sports Interactive, The Kellys is a critically-acclaimed, animated Web series about professional stock car racing. It is the first animated series to takes fans behind the scenes and into the heart of a stock car racing family trying to win on the big circuit.

The Kellys has received numerous industry and independent film awards, including a Silver Remi at WorldFest and a Gold at the Aurora Awards and has received glowing reviews from multiple media sources including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Animation Magazine, among many others.

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