Chance 2 Motorsports
Chance 2 Motorsports is a former NASCAR racing team that was founded by Teresa Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2003. Although connected with Dale Earnhardt, Inc., the race team founded by Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and run by Teresa Earnhardt after his death, the two were separate operations.
The team ran in the NASCAR Busch Series (now the Xfinity Series) for the three years it was in operation. The team fielded the #8 Bass Pro Shops/Yum! Brands Chevrolet for Martin Truex, Jr. and the #81 under various sponsorships and for various drivers including Earnhardt, Jr., Truex, and Tony Stewart. Truex scored 2 Busch Series championships and 12 wins for the company in its 3 year existence. Between 2004 and 2005, Earnhardt Jr. also won 2 races for Chance 2.
In 1975, to meet the burgeoning demand for Bass Pro Shops exclusive products, American Rod and Gun was established. Acting as a separate wholesaling entity ARG serves more than 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide. In 1977, Bass Pro Shops introduced the first fish-ready complete boat motor and trailer package with the Bass Tracker. In 1984, construction began on the Outdoor World Catalog Showroom in Springfield, Missouri. Big Cedar Lodge opened in 1988 on Table Rock Lake.
Chance 2 was founded in 2003 by Teresa Earnhardt, widow of Dale Earnhardt, and Earnhardt's son Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The team name originates from Chance Racing, the team Earnhardt, Sr. founded for his children Kerry, Kelley, and Dale Jr. which was the precursor to Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
The 2004 season saw the first full time season for Chance 2 as Martin Truex, Jr. was to run the full season and was considered one of the favorites. Truex had run several races for Chance 2 the year before in the #81 and had made fourteen previous starts in the Busch Series prior to 2004, driving one race for Phoenix Racing in the #1 Yellow Transportation Chevrolet, driving several for his father, Marty Truex, and one race for Stanton Barrett's race team.
Truex was expected to wage a spirited battle with Kyle Busch, who was racing his first full season since the Viceroy Rule had taken away his Truck Series ride at Roush Racing when he was 16, for the points championship; Busch was driving the #5 Lowe's Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, the team that had won the series points championship in 2003 with Brian Vickers driving.
Marty secretly follows the 1955 Biff and watches him receive the almanac from his 2015 self. Marty then follows him to the high school's dance, being careful to avoid interrupting the events from his previous visit. Marty and the 1955 Biff steal the almanac back and forth, but Marty and Doc retrieve it after Biff crashes into a manure truck.
Marty burns the almanac, reversing Biff's changes to the timeline, as Doc hovers above in the time machine. Before they can return to 1985, the machine is struck by lightning and disappears.
A Western Union courier immediately arrives and delivers a letter to Marty; it is from Doc, who explains that he was transported back to 1885. Marty races back into town to find the 1955 Doc who, seconds earlier, had just helped the original Marty return to 1985. Shocked by Marty's sudden reappearance, Doc faints.