No. 15 GANDER MOUNTAIN TOYOTA
Texas Motor Speedway
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 15 Toyota will carry a special message of responsibility in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Driver Clint Bowyer will drive the Gander Mountain “With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms” Toyota.
As part of its “With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms” initiative, Gander Mountain launched www.ResponsibilityPledge.com, where firearms owners and those thinking of becoming an owner can take a pledge of personal responsibility.
Bowyer visits Texas a week after finishing second at Martinsville Speedway. Bowyer ranks eighth in Sprint Cup Series points with 179. He has two top-fives in his last three starts and three top-10s on the season. Last year, Bowyer ranked ninth with one top-five and three top-10s as he headed to Texas.
ON RACING AT TEXAS: “I love Texas. The racing is always good and the track does such a great job of putting on a show both on and off the racetrack for the fans. This is one of the marque events on the schedule and taking home a trophy from Texas is a big deal. I’ve come close, but close doesn’t count. I want to win.”
On GANDER MOUNTAIN’S MESSAGE: “I’m really proud to have Gander Mountain on the racecar for the Texas race, but more importantly I think we carry such a great message ‘With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms.’ It’s so important to keep that responsibility and to keep firearms out of the hands of the underage, untrained and unauthorized. Gander Mountain has always done such a great job of promoting safety and responsibility. Truthfully that’s why I am so excited to have them on board.”
ADDITIONAL NOTES OF INTEREST
- Texas: Saturday’s race marks Bowyer’s 15th Sprint Cup start at Texas. He owns three top-fives (2nd in 2011-1, 4th in 2008-2, and 5th in 20065-2) and eight top-10 finishes. His best start was third (2008-2, 2011-1). Bowyer has an average starting position of 13th and finish of 13th. He has led 84 laps, including 44 laps in the spring of 2011 when he finished second – his best finish at Texas.
- Chassis Chatter: Primary chassis No. 764 is new. In 2012 backup chassis (No. 724) raced a fourth place finish at Bristol in March, fifth at Dover in June and finished seventh at Bristol in August. In 2013 it has tested at Charlotte in January and served as the backup at Las Vegas and California.
· Gander Mountain Company: Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, is the nation’s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment, technical apparel, outdoor performance wear and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands as well as the company’s owned brands. Focused on a “We Live Outdoors®” culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 119 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com.