The Duck Commander 500 has been run annually since 1997. This is the first year the race is being sponsored by Duck Commander, the duck call maker company run by the "Duck Dynasty" family from the reality TV show.
In the past, the race has been sponsored by companies like Direct TV, Primestar, Harrah's, Samsung, and last year famously by the NRA. In recent years this race has been run on Saturday night, but the Duck Commander 500 will be run in 2014 on Sunday, April 6, so the race will not conflict with the 2014 NCAA Final Four being played Saturday, April 5, in Arlington, Texas.
NASCAR drivers who have won the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
T-1. Jeff Burton - 2 wins
Jeff Burton won the inaugural running of the race in 1997, and then became the first repeat winner when he won the race again in 2007.
T-1. Matt Kenseth - 2
Matt Kenseth won the Duck Commander 500 in both 2002 and 2011.
T-1. Greg Biffle - 2
Greg Biffle won the Duck Commander 500 in both 2005 and 2012.
NASCAR driver with one win in Duck Commander 500
- Kyle Busch - 2013
- Denny Hamlin - 2010
- Jeff Gordon - 2009
- Carl Edwards - 2008 (flipping good time)
- Kasey Kahne - 2006
- Elliott Sadler - 2004
- Ryan Newman - 2003
- Dale Jarrett - 2001
- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 2000
- Terry Labonte - 1999
- Mark Martin 1998