NO. 1 TO RUN NRA MUSEUM PAINT SCHEME AT DIS
Bass Pro Shops Plans to Feature New NRA Museum with Special Paint Schemes at Daytona
Springfield, MO – July 2, 2012 – Bass Pro Shops NASCAR teams will feature paint schemes over the Independence Day weekend to highlight the new NRA Museum that is set to open at the main Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, MO early in 2013.
Jamie McMurray will drive the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona on July 7, while Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series July 6.
The almost 7,000 square foot NRA Museum will be inside Missouri’s No. 1 tourist attraction, the over 400,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops store and will be home to the finest firearms collection in the world. This spectacular showcase will offer the unique opportunity to view some of America’s most significant firearm treasures as well as learn many historic facts about the NRA.
“Jamie and Austin are not only racers, but they’re also outdoorsmen and conservationist,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “This was an excellent opportunity for us to announce the NRA Museum being at our flag ship store in Springfield.”
“It is very exciting to bring the NRA Museum to Bass Pro Shops Springfield, MO location to be a part of the largest outdoor retail store in America that attracts over 4 million visitors a year,” said Wayne LaPierre – NRA Executive Vice President and CEO. “We look forward to the opening next year.”
"I know that this is an exciting venture for Johnny Morris and all the folks at Bass Pro Shops to have the museum coming to the Springfield Bass Pro Shops store,” commented Jamie McMurray. “I think the NRA Museum paint scheme looks great on our Bass Pro Shops Chevy and I look forward to having a strong showing with it at Daytona.”
"Bass Pro Shops has been a great supporter of my career and it’s an honor to carry their special NRA museum paint scheme on my No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” commented Dillon. “I hope we can have a strong showing for everyone from the NRA and Bass Pro Shops at Daytona and draw attention to the NRA museum."
Bass Pro Shops Contact: Larry Whiteley