'Duck Dynasty' Family Hosts Duck Commander 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Texas Motor Speedway

( [email protected] ) Apr 07, 2014 02:28 PM EDT
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Many "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 today.

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 sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal (one can only imagine him saying, "Hey, start your engines, Jack!"), and Phil Robertson was set to waive the green flag to start the race. Jase was going to introduce the drivers, and 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.

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Mr. Silas Robertson strutting his stuff at the Duck Commander 500. (Photo: Duck Dynasty on A&E)

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 fulfil their duties at the race, sixteen-year-old Sadie 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 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 Two of "Duck Dynasty," has proved to be the Robertson favorite for the Duck Commander 500 race. His car sports the Duck Commander and Buck Commander logos, along with Willie's Duck Diner and Duck & Dressing emblems.

The race is being covered live on Fox Sports.