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One of NHRA's
"50 Greatest
Drivers Of
All-Time"




Darrell Gwynn:
Champion, Spokesperson, and Leader


As a world champion drag racer in the 1980s, Darrell Gwynn was at the top of his game and chose to donate a portion of his winnings to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. He felt so strongly about Marc Buoniconti's struggle to find a cure for paralysis, and the plight of those suffering from paralyzing spinal cord injuries, that he personally placed the iconic Miami Project wheelchair logo in a prime location on his racecar to show his support.

In April 1990, his life changed dramatically after a devastating racing accident which caused his paralysis. Following his accident, Gwynn established the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, which provided support for people with paralysis and worked to prevent spinal cord injuries through their Wheelchair Donation Program and Education & Prevention Program. In 2015, Darrell felt that it was time to "go home" and has become the Director of the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The Chapter will continue quality of life initiatives and assist The Buoniconti Fund in their role to raise funds and awareness to support The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Here, on Darrell Gwynn's official website, you can learn about his history, where he is today, and how you can get involved in his most treasured charities. You can also browse an extensive selection of authentic merchandise, including autographed memorabilia.

Young Darrell Gwynn



Darrell Gwynn

Darrell's Ongoing Legacy

Before his tragic 1990 accident, Gwynn won an NHRA World Championship in 1983 (Top Alcohol Dragster). In 2001, he was voted one of NHRA's "50 Greatest Drivers All-Time" and in 2002, he was inducted into the prestigious International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Gwynn is a corporate spokesperson for Hooker Electric Reels and Director of the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Gwynn is also the President of Darrell Gwynn Ventures.

His greatest legacy is his daughter, who was the result of the fertility program at Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Now, she is an adult, and he continues his longstanding relationship with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. At his own foundation, he donates customized and motorized wheelchairs to children. He is very active in the foundation and enjoys visiting car auctions and donating the proceeds to The Miami Project. He is also a Bass Pro ambassador to promote their new products, which are designed for those that are paralyzed or have physical disabilities.

Darrell has upcoming seminars to bring awareness to people with disabilities about how they can go outdoors and how Bass Pro can help them with their products. He is involved in raising awareness for spinal cord injuries and helping people that have been impacted by spinal cord issues like his own.


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autographed merchandise.

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Autographed Kneeling Plaque

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Clock

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Stock Car Wheel Key Chain