MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Nov. 5, 2019 – The Ducks Unlimited (DU) logo soared to new heights on Sunday, finishing in Victory Lane on the No. 4 car at Texas Motor Speedway with Kevin Harvick behind the wheel. Harvick led a race-high 119 of 334 laps at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday.
The special paint scheme was provided by Anheuser-Busch through their Proud Partnership with DU and was unveiled in early October. The iconic duck head logo graced the No. 4 racecar both inside and out.
While he finished in Victory Lane, the win didn’t come easy for the Stewart-Haas Racing Team. After starting the race from the pole, Harvick was forced to prevail over a pit-road penalty, causing him to restart at the back of the pack as the sun set on Texas Motor Speedway. This challenge did not stop the Busch/DU No. 4 car from pushing forward and on lap 225, Harvick took the lead.
“We were extremely grateful for the opportunity to have DU’s name and logo on Kevin’s car,” said DU CEO Adam Putnam. “The outcome was incredibly exciting, and we couldn’t be happier for Harvick and the Stewart-Haas team. The fact that Anheuser-Bush in partnership with DU-provided the logoed paint scheme for millions to see speaks volumes about their Proud Partner commitment to conservation.”
Harvick led multiple times in the Busch DU No. 4 Ford Mustang, including the final 21 laps leading him across the finish line 1.594 seconds ahead of the pack. Due to the number of laps Kevin Harvick led Sunday, DU earned an additional $25,000 contribution from the Anheuser-Bush partnership.
“We were thrilled to watch Kevin Harvick’s Busch Beer/Ducks Unlimited No. 4 Ford Mustang take the checkered flag at The AAA Texas 500 on Sunday. A big win for the team that also secured Harvick’s spot in the 2019 NASCAR Championship 4!” said Daniel Blake, Senior Director, U.S. Value Brands. “As the beer brewed for the great outdoors, we're proud to partner with Ducks Unlimited in their support of wetland conservation to drive meaningful progress in our shared objective of a Better World.”
This victory isn’t DU’s only tie to the racetrack. DU and Texas Motor Speedway are also hosting the inaugural Ducks Unlimited Expo at the speedway May 15-17, 2020. This three-day, family-friendly, hands-on consumer show will consist of 13 interactive villages where you can see, try and buy the latest in outdoor products, talk with industry experts and experience everything in the great outdoors. To keep up with the latest news, visit the official DU Expo website: www.duckexpo.com.
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For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 14 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.
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Press Contacts: Stewart-Hass Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The Kannapolis, North Carolina-based organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Mustang for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Mustang for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Ford Mustang for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Mustang for Daniel Suárez. The team also competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with two fulltime entries – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer and the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Chase Briscoe. For more information, please visit us online at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14.5 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.