Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone, a highly acclaimed reality hunting show, is the celebrated collaboration between veteran outdoor industry personality Hal Shaffer and two time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Greg "Zippy" Zipadelli. The duo met on a Kentucky whitetail hunt seven years ago, and immediately became good friends. Since then, Shaffer and Zipadelli have shared many memorable hunts, and now bring their unforgettable adventures to their many fans each week. Drop Zone's focus is equal parts big game hunting action and entertainment, as Shaffer and Zipadelli aim to deliver a half-hour of fun, excitement and education to hunters of all skill levels. From Alaska to Argentina and Canada to Mexico, the Drop Zone crew treats viewers to a mixed bag of big game hunting action each week. This hit show features dramatic hunting footage, high-end production value and the real life adventures of a team of dedicated, passionate outdoorsmen. In addition, viewers gain interesting insights into the mind and life of one of NASCAR's most successful and celebrated crew chiefs.
Blazing the trail as only Shaffer and Zipadelli can, Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone introduces an exciting new concept in outdoor programming, as Shaffer and Zipadelli host hugely popular gatherings called "DZ Block Parties" in select towns. As they travel the country in search of big game, big laughs and big adventure, Team Drop Zone makes an effort to enjoy as much quality time with their loyal fans as possible - and give away ample amounts of valuable prizes from their impressive list of sponsors. This fun-filled format has been a big hit with their fans, and has helped make Drop Zone a household name.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone - Tony Stewart - Netflix
Anthony Wayne Stewart (born May 20, 1971), nicknamed Smoke, is an American former professional stock car racing driver and NASCAR team owner. He is a three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion as a driver, winning titles in 2002, 2005 and 2011. In 2011, Stewart had an ownership interest in the team. He won again as an owner with Kevin Harvick's title in 2014. Throughout his racing career, Stewart has won racing titles in Indy, midget, sprint, and USAC Silver Crown cars. He is the only driver in history to win a championship in both IndyCar and NASCAR. He last competed full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) during the 2016 season, driving the No. 14 Chevrolet SS for his own team, Stewart-Haas Racing, under crew chief Mike Bugarewicz. From 1999 to 2008, he drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car, under crew chief Greg Zipadelli with The Home Depot as the primary sponsor. While driving for car owner Joe Gibbs, Stewart won two Cup Series championships in 2002 and 2005. In 2011, Stewart became the first owner-driver since Alan Kulwicki to win the Cup Series championship, which ended Jimmie Johnson's streak of consecutive championships at five. Stewart is the only driver to win the Cup Series championship under the old points system and the chase playoff format, and is the only driver to win the title under three different sponsorships (Winston in 2002, Nextel in 2005, and Sprint in 2011). He is also the first driver in the Cup Series to win the championship by virtue of a tie breaker (number of wins during the season is the first level tie breaker; Stewart had five while eventual runner-up Carl Edwards had one.)
Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone - 2009 season - Netflix
On July 8, 2008, it was reported that Stewart was released from the last year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, primarily because JGR had switched from Chevrolet to Toyota, and Stewart was vocal about his loyalty to Chevrolet (which sponsors his USAC Midget, Sprint Car, and Silver Crown teams). Stewart announced he would move to Haas CNC Racing to drive a Haas Chevrolet, with sponsorships from Office Depot (relocating from the No. 99 Roush Fenway team) and Old Spice. Stewart took half ownership of the team which was renamed Stewart-Haas Racing, and Stewart became the highest paid NASCAR driver. Stewart's car at Haas has the number 14 as homage to his hero A. J. Foyt. To date, he is the most successful driver for Joe Gibbs Racing with 33 wins and 2 championships (2002 and 2005). On August 15, 2008, fellow Indiana native Ryan Newman signed a multi-year contract to drive the second car for Stewart-Haas Racing, originally to be designated No. 4 but changed to his USAC No. 39, with sponsorship from the U.S. Army (relocating from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing). As the most recent series champion not among the Top 35 in owners' points, Stewart was first in line for past champions' provisionals for the first five races of 2009. He completed those races without needing to use the provisional, ending up well inside the Top 10 in points. Stewart won his first race as a driver/owner in the non-championship NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXV, winning more than $1,000,000, his first win in the event in 10 attempts. He followed that victory with his first points race win as a driver/owner at Pocono in the Pocono 500 on June 7, 2009, the first owner-driver in the Cup series to win a race since Ricky Rudd in 1998. Stewart also won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona after a controversial finish when he wrecked Kyle Busch to do so. In a similar fashion to the spring race at Talladega that year, Busch passed Stewart on the final lap but in the final turn Stewart went underneath Busch who tried to block but with 100 feet left from the checkers the two made contact resulting in Stewart sending Busch into the wall, and Busch wrecked across the line in the final lead position while Kasey Kahne submarined under his car. Stewart's season overall was his best showing since his rookie year, with another win coming at Watkins Glen International. Stewart qualified for the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup as he finished the first 26 races as points leader. He fell to second in points following reseeding when Mark Martin, who won more races than Stewart, moved ahead of him. On October 5, 2009, Stewart won the Price Chopper 400 and moved to fourth in the standings, ending the season in sixth place.
Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone - References - Netflix