Truex To Drive Turkey Car in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Showdown

Truex To Drive Turkey Car in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Showdown

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(Best Syndication News) Springfield, MO---May 12, 2009---The National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) flying turkey logo will appear on the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing No. 1, Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet driven by two-time Nationwide Series Champion and current Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday, May 16. Truex will be competing for a win in the NASCAR Sprint Showdown in order to earn his way into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race later that night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.

Truex is among the Top 10 finalists for the All-Star Race Fan Vote and can also be voted in by going to www.basspro.com, www.earnhardtganassi.com, and www.NASCAR.com. Fans can also vote at any Sprint store or by using their Sprint phone where the vote will be counted twice. Text the word NASCAR to 7777 and follow the link provided. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Bass Pro Shops salute to the NWTF is a part of the Conservation Fund’s “Racing for America’s Wildlife” program. The program is designed to engage the NASCAR community in conserving America’s hunting and fishing heritage through habitat protection, restoration, education, and outreach.

“We are very proud to partner with the NWTF and their work in conservation, helping special needs hunters, getting women involved in the outdoors, and youth education,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “This is our way of thanking the NWTF and their thousands of grassroots volunteers, who are also NASCAR fans, for all they do.”

The NWTF is a nonprofit conservation organization with nearly a half million members and 2,350 chapters across the United States, Canada and several other foreign countries. The Federation has worked with its volunteers, partners and wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations to 49 states and in parts of Canada.

Bass Pro Shops is a dedicated supporter of NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors, JAKES, and Wheelin’ Sportsmen outreach programs.

“Bass Pro Shops has been a great partner to the NWTF,” stated George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO. “We are very excited about the opportunity Bass Pro Shops and Johnny Morris has given us to have the NWTF logo in front of millions of race fans across the country.”

In 2006, Johnny Morris was awarded the NWTF Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award for his dedication to conservation, as well as securing the future of hunting for others. Bass Pro Shops was honored by the NWTF with the 2005 Corporate Achievement Award for their dedication to conservation and the NWTF.

By: Larry Whiteley

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