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The Robertson family will take on honorary roles at Duck Commander 500

Mar 25, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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Unlike when the Duck Commander 500 race name was confirmed, I will attempt to avoid a litany of duck puns here.

The news today from Texas Motor Speedway is that the Robertson family from the “Duck Dynasty” show, unsurprisingly, will play a major role in the pre-race festivities for the April 6 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race there.

Family patriarch Phil Robertson will be the honorary starter and wave the green flag. Uncle Si will be grand marshal and give the duck call… I mean command to start engines.

In total, six Robertson family members will have honorary roles for the event.

“Like everything our family does on the show and in business, we strive to bring families together, and that includes our own. So when we made the decision to sponsor the Duck Commander 500, we knew it would be a Robertson family affair,” Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck/Buck Commander, said in a release. “We think it will be a lot of fun and make for a memorable weekend with a variety of interactive Commander events taking place.”

More here from the TMS website.

  1. ttnvrl8 - Mar 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Isn’t this just special! They’ll try anything to improve their landslide ratings….

    • - Mar 26, 2014 at 2:15 AM

      The network wants to kill the show.

      I bet the ratings are fixed to kill it off.

      However, this season was pretty bad. They just aren’t very creative.

  2. worknman24hours - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    The Robertson family has just sponsored a NASCAR race.

    I think that’s impressive.

    As far as the show going off, I doubt that.

    And the merchandising is making these guys so much money it’s amazing.

    What you see is what you get with the Robertson family.

    A Southern Family held together by their religious beliefs and work ethic.

    All I hope for them is that the massive money they are making does not tear them to pieces as family.

    They got a great one there and it shows.

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