Homestead-Miami Speedway is again giving away a uniquely South Florida “trophy” to its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series EcoBoost 400 race winner – Jeff Gordon. It’s a Bay Boat, equipped with a 250-horsepower, 4-stoke Yamaha engine, built by Homestead-based Contender Boats.
New for 2012 wildlife artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey has designed the wrap for the boat that features checkered flags, sailfish and marlin.
“Our relationship with Contender Boats started in 2011, and now includes another natural in Guy Harvey,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “It’s fantastic to bring together these two iconic and uniquely South Florida entities that have collaborated to design and outfit this one-of-a-kind boat for our race winner.
Dr. Harvey has also designed commemorative posters and t-shirts that will be for sale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts will be donated to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Driving for a Cause Foundation.
“We’ve long believed that our fans and NASCAR fans share a passion or the outdoors,” said Dr. Harvey. “We know our message of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries will find a receptive audience within NASCAR’s ranks.”