Bass Pro Shops landed in Victory Lane thanks to NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray. The No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet SS was able to fend off the other drivers and race to a victory.
“Awesome job by our pit crew at the end,” said McMurray over his team radio after he took the checkered flag. “I can’t believe I’m here. For me and the car, this is as much fun as it gets.”
Driving for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, McMurray held off Kevin Harvick and raced to victory at the 1.5-mile oval track on May 17. Bass Pro Shops, the primary sponsor of the No. 1 car for the All-Star Race, paid tribute to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s conservation mission by donating a special paint scheme that featured America’s grandest game bird, the wild turkey.
Heading into the All-Star Race, McMurray had earned two top 10 finishes and ranked 23rd in the point standings for the 2014 season. The Joplin, Missouri native exploded onto the NASCAR scene when in 2002 he scored a win in his second-career Sprint Cup Series start. He has established himself as one of the top drivers scoring a seven career NASCAR Sprint Cup victories, including the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400.
“All of us at Bass Pro Shops are extremely proud of Jamie,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “We dedicate this race to all our associates and customers who are racing fans.”
Bass Pro Shops, which was founded in 1972 by avid outdoorsman and conservationist Johnny Morris, is a leading retailer of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits. The outdoor retail leader has 66 stores throughout the United States and Canada, serving more than 116 million sportsmen a year. Bass Pro Shops has a long relationship with NASCAR, dating back to 1998. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com/nascar.
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About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 85 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 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), which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 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 + Leisure Magazine 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.