Photos: DU's NASCAR Debut

Ducks Unlimited would like to thank Bass Pro Shops and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart for a great second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400.

Stewart managed to miss several wrecks throughout the race and worked his way from the 25th spot at the halfway point to set up an impressive finish. After a red flag stopped the race with 10 laps left, Stewart broke away from the pack on the restart to set up an exciting shootout to the finish.

The special logo wrap came as a surprise during Bass Pro founder John L. Morris' speech to DU convention attendees earlier this year in Portland, Ore.

"Conservation is the only way we can ensure our grandchildren and their children will have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors like our generation has, and Ducks Unlimited has been promoting conservation for the past 76 years," Morris said. "It's a tremendous organization with a great mission, and I'm proud to call myself a DU member."


Prior to the start of the race, Tony Stewart chats with DU Senior Vice President Joe Mazon, DU President George Dunklin Jr., and Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris.  

During the race, DU CEO Dale Hall watches the DU car from above pit lane.

Bass Pro and DU presented Tony Stewart with this "Straight Flush" sculpture.

DU President George Dunklin Jr. and DU Chairman of the Board John Newman pose with the Bass Pro sponsored DU car.

DU CEO Dale Hall poses with the "Straight Flush" sculpture and the DU car.

DU President George Dunklin listens to the action as the Tony Stewart and the DU car races towards the front.

(L to R) DU President George Dunklin Jr., former DU President John Pope, DU CEO Dale Hall, former DU President John Newman, Senior Vice President Joe Mazon, Regional Vice President Brian Priddle, and Bass Pro Founder Johnny Morris pose as a group with the "Straight Flush" sculpture before the race.