Ty Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/NWTF.org
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EDGEFIELD, S.C. —This weekend, Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/NWTF.org car during the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
This Richard Childress Racing (RCR) Chevrolet Camaro is brand new to the RCR stable and will see track action for the first time this Thursday afternoon during the NASCAR XFINITY Series practice.
"There definitely is an increase in activity during this time of year, but I enjoy it," said Dillon about returning to his hometown of Charlotte for the race. "I enjoy racing close to home, sleeping in my own bed, seeing friends and family and participating in all of the activities. It's also a great opportunity to see a lot of our great partners and spend some time with them. We're fortunate to have our friends from Bass Pro Shops and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on the car this weekend," said Dillon about returning to Charlotte for the race.
Bass Pro Shops and CEO Johnny Morris continued their amazing support of the NWTF by again donating sponsorship space on the No. 3 RCR Chevy to the conservation organization. The salute to the NWTF is a part of the Bass Pro Shops Racing for America’s Wildlife program. The program engages the NASCAR community in protecting America’s hunting and fishing heritage through habitat conservation and restoration, education and outreach.
Fans of Dillon will have the unique opportunity to meet the driver this week around the Concord, North Carolina area. On Wednesday evening, Dillon, along with older brother Austin and grandfather/team owner, Richard Childress, are scheduled to visit the Bass Pro Shops in Concord to sign autographs beginning at 6 p.m.
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 92 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com/), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com/) voted number six by Travel + LeisureMagazine as World's Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com/. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.
About the NWTF
The NWTF is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage. Through dynamic partnerships with state and federal wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, improving more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introducing 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Edgefield, South Carolina. According to many state and federal agencies, the restoration of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America's wildlife history. To learn more call (800) THE-NWTF.
About the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, the NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.