DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—In a sport where drivers are constantly striving to be leaders of the pack, a couple of Sprint Cup Series stars—and one lucky NASCAR fan—are taking a back seat to learn a thing or two about how to control their pets. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, airing on Nat Geo WILD, is going all-NASCAR when they bring the show to Daytona Beach, Fla., in February to shoot an upcoming episode.
The episode, which will be filmed around Daytona 500 events on Feb. 17-18, will feature drivers Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick for two of the first three segments. For the final segment, Millan will work with a NASCAR fan who will be chosen through the process outlined below.
Harvick and his wife, DeLana, will be featured with their Chihuahua, Little One (LO); and Biffle will select animals in need through his charity, the Greg Biffle Foundation. His foundation strives to create awareness and serve as an advocate to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motorsports industry.
“DeLana and I have always been a fan of Cesar’s work,” Harvick said. “We’re fascinated by the way he communicates with dogs and gets such a positive response from them. We knew he was the only one that could work with LO, our four-and-a-half pound Chihuahua. LO travels with DeLana and I most of the time, and she’s exposed to a lot of different people and situations. Unfortunately she’s not always receptive and her feisty attitude can be a problem.”
“My wife Nicole and I founded the Greg Biffle Foundation to advance the well-being of animals by creating awareness in the NASCAR community,” Biffle said. “Cesar Millan does amazing work to help animals with their fears which can be common with adoptable pets. By working with him and his show Dog Whisperer, we hope that we are not only able to find homes for the pets that will be featured but for other animals across the country in need of a home.”
Any NASCAR fan with a dog in need of help who lives in the Daytona area, or will be in the Daytona area during the time of shoot, and wants to star in an episode of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan should visit http://www.cesarsway.com/dogwhisperer/submissions for information on how to submit an audition video. After collecting auditions, the Dog Whisperer staff will determine one lucky winner to appear in the NASCAR episode. All submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 3. As always, the sooner the submission is received, the greater the chance it has of being selected for the show.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan is looking for a wide variety of dog problems, including unusual phobias, obsessions, fearful behavior and aggression. They are also interested in dogs that are spoiled rotten, overweight or bored.
Story courtesy of NASCAR.com