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Kendrick Meek to sponsor race car at Nascar’s Nationwide Series

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Candidate Kendrick Meek will be the lead sponsor of Mike Wallace’s #01 race car at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race in Daytona Beach, Florida, on February 13, 2010.

“I’m thrilled to sponsor the race car driven by Mike Wallace, a member of one of America’s top racing families. The NASCAR Nation experience is a family affair, and my family will be together on pit road cheering Mike onto victory in Daytona,” said Kendrick Meek. “NASCAR has deep roots in Florida, and the NASCAR family is hurting right now, as are Florida families. I’m running for the Senate to get Florida’s economy working again for the NASCAR Nation and all families throughout this state.”

A longtime NASCAR supporter, Kendrick Meek attended NASCAR’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2007, and he also attended the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of 2009 at the same track.

In the Florida state legislature and now in Congress, Meek sponsored legislation supporting this Florida industry, including the recently passed tax extender package that includes the 7-year accelerated depreciation schedule for motorsports entertainment complexes that cleared the House of Representatives in late 2009. The legislation will have a positive direct economic impact in the Daytona Beach area and throughout racing communities in Florida.

Supporters of Kendrick Meek are invited to log onto to participate in an online contest, with the winner receiving a pit pass to join Kendrick, his wife and two children, as well as Mike Wallace, and his J-D Motorsports #01 Chevrolet team on pit road during race day.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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