Hank Parker, Jr.
Growing up as the son of an outdoor celebrity, Hank Parker
Jr. has shared his father's passion of the outdoors from childhood. However,
Hank did not start his professional career in the outdoors, but rather he began
by driving racecars in 1996 in the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series.
In 2001 he received an opportunity to drive for
Cicci-Welliver racing and sponsor GNC in the NASCAR Nationwide Series where he
won his first race at California Speedway and followed it up the next year with
a win at Pikes Peak Speedway in Colorado. Hank Jr. has raced in all three
NASCAR top touring divisions which include Craftsman Truck, Nationwide and
Sprint Cup series.
He has raced for Ray Evernham in NASCAR Sprint Cup action,
Chance 2 Motorsports owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rousch Racing. Along the
way, he had the good fortune to work with companies such as Microsoft, Stacker
2, GNC and United States Marine Corps.
Now retired from racing, Hank Jr. has taken his passion of
hunting and is a co-host of Hank Parker's Flesh & Blood airing
on the Outdoor Channel. Hank Parker Jr. is the owner and director of Fireband
Media which produces Hank Parker's Flesh & Blood Outdoors. Hank
Jr. lives in Denver, N.C., with his wife, Wendy, and children, Alex, Madison,
Boone and Cade.
A Storied Professional Career
Hank's professional career began in 1976 when he fished the
National Bass Association Tournament Circuit where he won the organization's
national championship during his first year. The following two years he fished
the National Bass Association and American Bass Association trails. Hank then
made the move to the national stage by fishing the Bass Angler's Sportsman
Society (B.A.S.S.) Tournament Trail with help from newly acquired sponsors.
His move to B.A.S.S. spelled success due to the fact that he
won the Bassmaster Classic in 1979 and 1989. Also, he was the first angler to
win a B.A.S.S. Grand Slam which includes winning a B.A.S.S. qualifying
tournament, Bassmaster Classic, B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title and B.A.S.S.
SuperBass Tournament. Amazingly, he earned a payout in 76 percent of the
B.A.S.S. tournaments he fished. Hank lives in Union, S.C., with his wife,