Toon Series to Animate NASCAR Fan

Fans of The Kellys, an award-winning, animated series featured on NASCAR.com, are vying for a chance to be animated in a future episode. The sweepstakes, being held through Jan. 27, will also send the lucky winner and four friends to the 2006 Daytona 500 on Feb. 19.

The Kellys is produced by SportsBlast, an animation production company founded by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson on FOX’s The Simpsons. The studio will use the sweepstakes winner’s likeness to create an animated character in The Kellys, which chronicles the fictional Kelly family’s climb through the ranks of the racing profession. The prize packet also includes tickets to grandstand events leading up to the Daytona 500, hospitality passes for the entire weekend, domestic airfare, accommodations and $500 in spending money.

NASCAR enthusiasts can enter the sweepstakes on The Kellys web site at http://www.TeamKellyRacing.com, or at NASCAR.com by clicking on the Kellys sweepstakes link. The winner will be announced on Jan. 31 on TeamKellyRacing.com.

The Kellys is developed and produced in association with Turner Sports Interactive, the company that produces NASCAR.com under license from NASCAR. The program was initially distributed as a series of three-minute, mini-episodes in 2001 and 2002, and made a return in September of 2005. Cartwright leads a voice cast that includes Rob Paulsen (Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island, Pinky & the Brain, The Land Before Time), Jess Harnell (Alf, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Kath Souci (Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh) and Corey Burton (101 Dalmations, Toy Story 2). Guest stars featured last season include NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick, The Practice star Camryn Manheim and Academy Award winning R&B artist Isaac Hayes, who provides the voice of Chef on Comedy Central’s South Park.