IRWIN Tools Night Race to be part of Sprint Summer Showdown
Sprint recently announced the biggest promotion in its history as title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the Sprint Summer Showdown presented by HTC EVO 3D, which puts $3 million on the line for a driver, driver’s charity and one lucky race fan.
Any driver who wins the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Aug. 27 – and any of the four preceding Sprint Cup races – will become a finalist for the $3 million Sprint Summer Shootout payout on Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. If one of the winners from BMS, Michigan, Watkins Glen, Pocono and Indianapolis, wins the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, that driver, his charity and one very fortunate race face collect $1 million each.
Bristol Motor Speedway general manager and executive vice president Jerry Caldwell says this promotion is an exciting one, and one that could potentially change many lives.
“We’re thrilled that we’re part of this incredible Sprint promotion,” he said. “Can you imagine what kind of difference $1 million could make in the life of that lucky fan, or for the charity the driver chooses? That would be amazing and so gratifying for everybody involved. And it’s going to add even more excitement to our race, not to mention The Chase.”
Fans can enter each week for their chance at the million-dollar prize by picking which driver they believe will win that week’s race at sprint.com/speed or by visiting the Sprint Experience display at every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.
When they enter, fans will have access to expert picks, driver performance history at each track and more to give them the best chance of submitting a winning entry. After each week’s race, one race fan will be randomly chosen from those fans who correctly picked that week’s winning driver.
The lucky fan chosen after each race will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway and be there in person to see whether his or her driver can win at Atlanta. If that driver claims the Sprint Summer Showdown presented by HTC EVO 3D, the fan will win $1 million. Fans can change their picks until the scheduled start time for each event.
"It's always great to win, but to make a difference in the lives of other people by doing so is why I'm excited about the Sprint Summer Showdown," said Carl Edwards. "The fans are what make this sport, and helping charities accomplish their goals is extremely important to me. I'm hoping I'm the guy that gets to hand over $1 million to some lucky fan and to charity. I'll do everything I can to make it happen."
For contest rules and additional information, visit sprint.com/speed.