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Fishing Meets Racing with Mike Iaconelli and Martin Truex Jr.

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Iaconelli pulls his Toyota Tundra and Basscat fishing bass boat
into pit row at Charlotte Motor Speedway on a rainy day.


We weren’t sure whose vehicle had more decals. Advantage Ike?


Iaconelli and Truex posed in front of their respective tools of the trade.


Iaconelli talks fishing with Truex Jr. from the deck of his boat. It was cool to see Truex share the same passion as the rest of us.


Ike got the Toyota Camry Hybrid Pacecar rev’ed up to more than 90 mph while Truex put the hammer down to nearly 130 mph on a wet track.


Iaconelli and Truex blast off for an afternoon of fishing docks on Lake Norman


Ike swings a big fiesty spotted bass into the boat on his shaky head
after playing it around to the back of the boat.


Truex gets in on the action as Ike prepares to land the bass for him.


Ike got to hop in the real car that afternoon after the ground dried.


Ike and Truex both learned a lot about the other’s sport.

Truex couldn’t sleep he was so excited to fish with Ike.

Ike never had the smile off his face all day being in that fire suit and racing on CMS.