In February of 2010, Jamie McMurray won his sport’s biggest and most prestigious event – the 2010 Daytona 500. Exactly one week later, Angler Kevin VanDam (KVD) pulled a similar feat by winning the 2010 Bassmaster Classic, the biggest and most prestigious event in professional fishing.
McMurray, who won the 2007 Coke Zero 400 and this year’s Daytona 500, will join three-time Bassmaster Classic Winner and five-time Angler of the Year Kevin VanDam for a full day of media activities. The two champions will fish together on Lake Lloyd and then race high-performance karts from the Richard Petty Driving Experience in the infield between Turns three and four.
• Where: Daytona International Speedway
• When: Tuesday, June 22, 11 a.m.
In the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday, July 3, McMurray will try to become the fifth driver in Daytona history to sweep both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events in the same year. Only Fireball Roberts, Cale Yarborough, LeeRoy Yarbrough and Bobby Allison have been able to complete the sweep of the Daytona 500 and the mid-summer classic in the same year.
Media will also be able to fish and kart with McMurray and VanDam. To attend this media event, members of the media should RSVP to Andrew Booth, Manager of Media Relatons, at [email protected]
Jarrod England at Earnhardt Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, 704-662-9642
Larry Whiteley at Bass Pro Shops, (417) 873-5022