McMurray Takes First Place at NASCAR All-Star Race in Bass Pro Shops and NWTF Car
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Jamie McMurray took the NASCAR All-Star Race checkered flag in his No. 1 Bass Pro Shops and National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Chevrolet.
Bass Pro Shops promoted NWTF on winning No. 1 car of Jamie McMurray
Photo courtesy of HaroldHinson.com
"Congratulations to Jamie McMurray on this huge win," said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. "We are extremely happy for Jamie and Johnny Morris [founder of Bass Pro Shops] and are excited we got to be a part of this special day."
McMurray's "turkey car" raced at the top of the pack for a majority of the race and ended up in victory lane, giving millions of race fans the opportunity to see the NWTF.
Thornton is aware of the impact Saturday's race can have on the organization.
"The NWTF is a nonprofit organization that relies on members and volunteers to help us carry out the mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage," he said. "If the exposure helped create a new hunter or we gain even one new advocate for our cause, it is a big win for conservation."
A paint scheme similar to McMurray's will grace the panels of the Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Chevy driven by Ty Dillon for the Nationwide Series race in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 24.
Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops have long been supporters of the NWTF, making donations at NWTF Convention and Sport Shows, through April's NWTF Month at Bass Pro Shops stores and much more.
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, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve and 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.