In its third season on A&E, the reality show “Duck Dynasty” has vaulted to the top, bringing fame and fortune to the bearded, duck-hunting Robertson clan. The show’s third-season finale on April 24, 2013, attracted 9.6 million viewers—making it the highest rated telecast in A&E history.
If you’re a fan of the show, you’ve seen the good food, the long beards, and the firm faith of the family who got their start manufacturing duck calls in a dilapidated Louisiana toolshed. At Duck Commander, the family-owned business started by Phil Robertson, the Robertson men—brothers Phil and Si, and Phil’s sons Jase, Willie, and Jep—crafted duck calls from cedar.
You know how the race turned out: On Lap 119, near Section C of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Ford Grandstand, one of three cables supporting an overhead, remote-control camera snapped mid-race, flying into the crowd and causing multiple crashes on the track. Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported.
Here is Willie Robertson’s prayer at the start of the Coca-Cola 600.