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Help Ally and the Heart Car team support the race against heart disease. Ally Smith Babineaux with actor Patrick Dempsey

Transplant recipient Ally Smith Babineaux, "the Bionic Bride", (Team THI) and Patrick Dempsey (Team Seattle).

Help the Texas Heart Institute heart car win this fund-raising challenge

 

Godstone Ranch Motorsports Heart Car and actor Patrick Dempsey's Team Seattle will be competing on and off the track at this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

 

 

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On track at Rolex 24 for the Texas Heart Institute

(January 25, 2012) – There will be a super reason to root for the Goldstone Ranch Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car in this weekend’s 50th running of the Rolex 24 in at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Drivers John McCutchen of Dallas and Davy Jones of Tahoe (both with Houston connections) will be behind the wheel for the benefit of the Texas Heart Institute.

Just for fun, they’re calling it the “Heart Car.”

John (a native Houstonian) and his sculptor wife Karen Garrett created Godstone Ranch Motorsports as a non-profit. As the website explains, “We are using the allure of professional motorsports racing as a means to support and to promote awareness of a charitable concern. 100 percent of all net proceeds are donated to Texas Heart Institute.” Jones, who once called Houston home, has a daughter living here.

Rooting for the Godstone team, which has partnered for the weekend with the Belgian racing team Muehlner Motorsport, will be John’s sister Mica Mosbacher, Iceland’s honorary consul general to Houston and widow of former Secretary of Commerce Bob Mosbacher, and best-selling author (Worth Fighting For) and actress Lisa Niemi Swayze. Mosbacher e-mails that she will be attending the race along with A.J. Foyt, who will serve as grand marshal, and Houston’s Jimmy Greer.


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