(Nov. 29, 2012 - MIAMI, FL.)...
Homestead-Miami Speedway’s uniquely South Florida "trophy" - a Guy Harvey wrapped Bay Boat built by Homestead-based Contender Boats - was recently awarded to Jeff Gordon following his win in the Ford EcoBoost 400 this month.
The high-performance boat, presented to Gordon by Contender Marketing Director Les Stewart Jr., features a twin stepped hull design, a first in the industry for inshore boats. The Bay Boat, wrapped in a design featuring checkered flags, sailfish and marlin, is powered with a 250 horsepower four stroke engine.
"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.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The 640-acre facility is active more than 280 days per year and hosts NASCAR’s Championship Races during Ford Championship Weekend (November 16-18, 2012).
The Sprint Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 is broadcast live on TV and radio to 175 countries and into 24 languages. The 2011 championship attracted ESPN Television’s largest NASCAR Sprint Cup viewership ever with a peak audience of 10.5 million when the checkered flag fell. Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course, generates more than $250 million annually for the region.
About The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) funds inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish and other marine wildlife flourish.