NASCAR fans may think they’re seeing double during the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
The paint scheme that has adorned the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet all season will be shared with the Stewart-Haas Racing’s Bass Pro Shops sponsored No. 39 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman. The move is a salute to men and women across America who enjoy the outdoor traditions of hunting, shooting sports, fishing, boating, camping and hiking.
“Ryan and Jamie love to hunt and fish so we felt like this would be a great time to thank all the outdoor enthusiasts who love the outdoors and continue to pass on these traditions to future generations,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris.
It is also Bass Pro Shops way of encouraging others to discover all the great outdoors has to offer and to get out and enjoy it with friends and family.
“Fishing is one of the few sports, other than my racing, that my dad and I always did together when I was growing up,” McMurray said. “Personally, I think there is no feeling like cranking a black Jitterbug across the water real slow on a calm summer night and having a largemouth strike it 10 feet from the boat.”
“Whether it’s fishing or hunting, it’s just great to get away,” Newman said. “On the track or off, it doesn’t matter; we’re always going. When you’re outside with a fishing pole in your hands or up in a deer stand, you can finally slow down. It sort of lets you hit the reset button.”
The race will be televised at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.