WASHINGTON, February 14, 2014 — NASCAR fans are thrilled to learn that the spring race on April 6th at Texas Motor Speedway will be called The Duck Commander 500.
What does that mean? It means only that the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson and company have teamed up together and Duck Commander will sponsor the next three annual spring races in Texas. This race is the largest attended single event each year for the State of Texas. CEO Willie Robertson tweeted:
Mr. Robertson actually has acquired three races and has the options on three more. The financial details of the agreement have not been announced, but you can be assured that it was more than what a run of the mill duck hunter could afford. Also tucked into the deal will be merchandising, personal appearances and all the trimmings that go with a Sprint Cup race. Rumor has it that Uncle Si’s tea will be marketed there. Can you say T-Shirts? Ballcaps?
TMS is no stranger to controversial partnerships. Last year’s spring event was sponsored by the National Rifle Association. However, these so called controversies are normally aided and abetted by those that are outside the fan base of NASCAR. The normal fan has been stereotyped as a gun toting, bible thumping, right-wing, and redneck hillbilly. Strangely, this is the same stereotyping of Duck Dynasty. Apparently Duck Dynasty is and will be a perfect fit for NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway. Note to the media: Move along, nothing to see here.
In conclusion, as the great mouth of NASCAR, Darrell Waltrip, has been heard to say: “Boggity!”. For the 2014 race you can say Boggity! For the race in 2015, I say Boggity! And for the 2016 race we can all say Boggity! (that’s Boggity3).
Expect lots of great racing in Texas. The secret to winning at Texas?: “Turn it left, Ward !”, of course.