EchoLight Studios presents HOOVEY the Movie to Sponsor McDowell at Texas

Will be on No. 00 SR2 Motorsports Toyota for O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 12, 2013) – Michael McDowell is proud to have a new Dallas-based sponsor onboard his car this week at Texas Motor Speedway. EchoLight Studios’ movie HOOVEY serves as primary sponsor on McDowell’s No. 00 Toyota Camry fielded by SR2 Motorsports in Friday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

HOOVEY is the title of a movie inspired by the true story of Eric “Hoovey” Elliott’, who when faced with a possible terminal illness, beats the odds to fulfill his dream of playing college basketball. His family pulls together in faith and love to prove that anything is possible. Directing the film is award-winning filmmaker Sean McNamara who directed Soul Surfer, the true life story of Bethany Hamilton. The movie is based on the book, “Rebounding From Death’s Door”, written by Jeff Elliott.

Spearheading the movie is Dallas based EchoLight Studios, a producer and distributor of high-quality movies for families of faith.

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“We believe that as we make and deliver movies that shine His light, the impact will reverberate for generations,” says Bobby Downes, president of EchoLight Studios. EchoLight has a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both US domestic and international markets.

“I’m really excited about having HOOVEY on my car this week at Texas,” McDowell said. “It’s such an amazing and inspiring story. I think it will really resonate with NASCAR fans. EchoLight Studios has produced some great films and HOOVEY will be no different.”

“I’m so proud to be part of this winning team bringing Michael McDowell and HOOVEY together through EchoLight Studios and Support Military Foundation” says Christopher Morrow, Chief Global Strategist of EchoLight.   “Michael clearly showed his faith when he gave credit to God after walking away from a horrendous wreck while driving the 00 car in April, 2008 at Texas Motor Speedway, and he continues to inspire fans around the country with his motivational speaking and his daily walk of Faith,” adds Morrow.

McDowell has five previous Nationwide Series starts at Texas. He’s scored two top-20s and has a best finish of 17th place, which he scored achieved in 2009.

The film will hit theaters in 2014. Information about the film can be found at its website and on

About EchoLight Studios

EchoLight Studios is the first vertically integrated Christian movie studio to offer production financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms. Based in Dallas, EchoLight produces and distributes high-quality movies for families of faith through a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both U.S. domestic and international markets.

About SR2

The 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season marks a huge leap forward for SR2 Motorsports. Founded in 2012 by team owner Jason Sciavicco, SR2 has expanded to three fulltime teams in its second year of competition. The Buford, Ga.-based organization with its shop in Mooresville N.C. fields the No. 00, No. 24 and No. 27 Toyota Camrys out of its 16,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Powered by Pro Motor Engines, along with support from Toyota Racing Development, SR2 Motorsports is ready to take its team to new heights in 2013.

About Support Military Foundation

Support Military Foundation aims to connect a grateful nation through armed forces awareness and personal involvement. provides a launch pad for turning awareness into action for individuals, businesses, non-governmental agencies, community civic groups, local governments and faith-based organizations in support of our uniformed services past and present.

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