NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Martin Truex, Jr. Joins African Sporting Exposition (ASE) Team as Spokesman and Ambassador

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The African Sporting Exposition (ASE) is pleased to announce that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Martin Truex, Jr., has joined the ASE team as spokesman and ASE Ambassador.

The African Sporting Exposition (ASE) is pleased to announce that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Martin Truex, Jr., has joined the ASE team as spokesman and ASE Ambassador. Driver of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, and an avid outdoorsman and hunter, Truex will help share the dream of an African hunting or photographic adventure by promoting the 2nd annual Charlotte ASE show scheduled for January 26-28, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

“I’ve had some great hunting and fishing experiences here in the states - from the east coast to Montana but have always dreamed of hunting Africa. I’m planning my first safari right now. We’ll be going over at the conclusion of the 2011 Sprint Cup season. I look forward to sharing all the details with my fans at the African Sporting Expo in Charlotte this January” Truex stated.

“The Essence of Africa Awaits You!” The African Sporting Exposition is an immersion into the wonders of Africa featuring a "who's-who" collection of the finest photo, hunting and fishing safari outfitters direct from the African continent as well as purveyors of exclusive sporting equipment, optics, African wildlife art, clothing and everything for the African aficionado.

The Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening African Sporting Exposition is open to the public. One of the first of its kind in the southeast, the event offers an intimate private show format where attendees can meet Africa's most respected outfitters face to face, ask questions in an exclusive atmosphere, and plan their dream safari. ASE outfitter exhibitors are the finest safari operators in Africa and all must be members in good standing of their respective country’s professional safari operator associations.

In addition to safari operators and unique sporting equipment, the African Sporting Exposition will showcase premier wildlife artists from North America, Europe and Africa displaying the very best African wildlife art and will include a “Meet the Artist” cocktail reception Friday evening for exhibitors and reception registrants.

Fitting for Charlotte and it’s NASCAR racing heritage, the Expo will kick off with a reception “Africa Full Throttle” Wednesday evening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum featuring Martin Truex, Jr., Africa’s finest outfitters, and expo registrants for an evening of friends, fun, wheels and wildlife.

The African Sporting Exposition event and show hours are:

NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum
Wednesday, January 25, 2012        6:00pm – 10:00 pm
Africa Full Throttle Kick Off Reception

Charlotte Convention Center
Expo hours:

Thursday, January 26, 2012        4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, January 27, 2012            11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meet the Artist Cocktail Reception    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 28, 2012        9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Daily expo admission is only $20 with multi-day passes available. Discount admission for active military and children under 12 are free.

As a very special incentive to attend the Expo, for every one-day pass purchased, show attendees will be entered into a door-prize drawing for a Krieghoff Classic Big Five double rifle package in .470 Nitro Express caliber valued at more than $13,500 and two Land Rover of Charlotte Driving Experience packages at the Biltmore Hotel in Asheville, NC. Three-Day pass purchasers receive four chances and full registration purchasers receive six chances in the double rifle and Land Rover drawings.

For more information on the January 26-28, 2012 African Sporting Exposition, the double rifle and Land Rover drawings, an exhibitor listing, admission pricing and registration or to become an exhibitor or sponsor, visit or email at info(at)africansportingexpo(dot)com.


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