Duck Dynasty and NASCAR fans, who flocked to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday hoping to watch the Duck Commander 500 race alongside the Robertson family, were disappointed by delays due to inclement weather.
After waiting for hours, the race was eventually postponed to Monday morning because the track was too wet to race safely after the rain stopped.
The Sprint Cup race begins at noon ET on Monday. The Texas Motor Speedway went all out for the Duck Commander 500 race.
Concession stands were stocked with Uncle Si’s iced tea and Duck Commander BBQ and trimmings, and the stars of Duck Dynasty had various roles to play in the highly anticipated race.
Uncle Si Robertson sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal, and Phil Robertson was set to waive the green flag to start the race.
Uncle Si Robertson sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal at Duck Commander 500
Jase Robertson was going to introduce the drivers, and his brother Willie had planned to present the winner’s trophy at Victory Lane.
Phil and Alan Robertson were also scheduled to speak at the Sunday morning “Racing with Faith” service.
The Robertsons, who have often traveled to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and were excited to sponsor their first NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway, still managed to have a good time at the event.
While many family members were unable to fulfill their duties at the race, 16-year-old Sadie Robertson prayed over the crowd as they waited for the race to begin, and Missy Robertson sang the national anthem.
Hopefully fans will be able to catch the Robertson family next year. World News Group reports that Duck Commander, the Robertson family’s duck call and hunting gear business, has a three-year sponsorship at Texas Motor Speedway.
Willie Robertson says he believes that the Duck Commander brand is “more than just duck hunting”
“It says family and being positive and a lot of things that we see in NASCAR – it’s a family sport. We’re tickled to have our brand associated with it.”
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, who made an appearance on Season 2 of Duck Dynasty, has proved to be the Robertson favorite for the Duck Commander 500 race.
Clint Bowyer’s car sports the Duck Commander and Buck Commander logos, along with Willie’s Duck Diner and Duck & Dressing emblems.
Duck Commander Family Foods and Chinook USA will launch Uncle Si’s Iced Tea – a new ready to drink beverage in four flavors – at the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth on April 6.
Uncle Si’s Iced Tea will be one of the first ready to drink beverages on the market based on an individual – Duck Dynasty Si Robertson.
Although Si Robertson is not a chef, nor a tea sommelier, he said: “Hey look, all the time when I go out people are asking me all about my iced tea, how do you cook it? What type is it?
“So Finally I just decided, hey… I’ll stop all the questions because I am gonna come out with Si’s Iced Tea. Then, I’ll let y’all be the judge. Y’all try it and tell me what you think.”
Duck Commander Family Foods and Chinook USA will launch Uncle Si’s Iced Tea at the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR race on April 6
Uncle Si’s Iced Tea found its beginnings, the brand says, in the late 1960s when Si Robertson served in the US Army in Vietnam. His mother sent him a set of blue Tupperware cups, boots and two jars of jalapeño peppers. To this day, those blue plastic cups are cherished and Uncle Si is rarely seen without one of them filled with iced tea. As Duck Dynasty grew in popularity, hundreds of fan posts cited Uncle Si’s iced tea. Creating it as an RTD beverage was a natural next step in response to broad fan interest.
Based on the Robertson family’s traditional recipe, the brand says, Uncle Si’s Iced Tea is naturally brewed with premium hand-select tea. Uncle Si’s Iced Tea also features natural ingredients, and no artificial ingredients, powders or synthetics.
Chinook USA says these are Uncle Si’s Iced Tea product highlights:
– Quality hand-selected tea
– Natural product
– Hot brewed
– Sweetened with real can sugar
– Real fruit juices
– Traditional Robertson family recipe and a Duck Commander favorite
– True premium taste
Uncle Si’s Iced Tea will launch with a 16 oz. PET bottle size in Sweet, Un-Sweet flavors, Peach and Half & Half (half lemonade, half iced tea) flavors will be available in spring 2014. Half gallon and full gallon sizes will also hit stores in late spring.
Chinook USA says that using the Robertson family recipes, the product was formulated by the award-winning iced tea development team at S&S Coffee & Yea out of Concord, North Carolina.