• NASCAR Birthdays

    Born in APRIL

    18 Geoff Bodine, Tyler Labonte, Kale Kahne, Melanie Self

    19 Robert Yates, Richard Yates, Jack Roush, Greg Erwin, Kevin Grubb, Al Unser Jr., Aaron Keuhn

    20 Frank Stoddard, James Barnwell, Ron Barfield, Adrian Fernandez, Dustin Skinner, James Barnwell

    21 Bruce Silver, Bill Ingle, Greg Zipadelli, Bob Varsha

    22 Raygan Swan, Stella Paysor, Wesley Gantt

    23 Brian Whitesell, Jason Keller, Phil Gould, Joe Keller, Skip Manning, Terry Glotzbach, P.J. Jones, Tommy Croft, Charles Gafrarar, William Shakespeare, Jacob Meetze

    24 Hermie Sadler, Harrill Hamrick, Stephanie Hillin, Amanda Lorenzen

    25 Alkie Cunningham

    26 Martha Oliver, Jimmy Kitchens, Eva Busch

    27 Shelly Bose, Jason Haynes, Jason Sheets

    28 Tyler Hmiel, Jeff Neuendorf

    29 Dale Earnhardt, Larry Frank, Angie Skinner, Chad Little, Jerry Schweitz, Alexandria Fennig

    30 Michael Waltrip, Elliott Sadler, Andy Hillenburg, Joe Millikan, Amelia Joy Smith, Chris Browning, Ashton Glover, Frank Kimmel

    Born in MAY

    1 Randy Dorton, Johnny Sauter, Jimmy Parrott

    2 Ed "Uncle Bud" Adamczyk, Kyle Busch

    3 Greg Ely

    4 Randy Tolsma, Bobby Burrell, Jennifer Eolin

    5 Larry Pollard, Bob Welborn

    6 Mike Borkowski, Tammy Jo Kirk, Jeff Hancock, Dean Mozingo

    7 Dave Steele, Danny O'Quinn Jr.

    8 Bobby Labonte, Nathan Buttke, Don Hume, Jay Stewart, Judy Childress

    9 Tim Fedewa, Scott Page

    10 Amelia Andretti, Andy Rueger

    11 Glenn Bobo, Tim Flock, NASCAR Hall of Fame

    12 Jabe Thomas, Debra Adamczyk

    13 Rich Bickle, Scott Eggleston, Bob Kennedy, Jim Spencer, Linda McReynolds, Kirk Almquist, Maggie Feeney Rossi

    14 Steve Letarte, Bill Brooks, Dave Munari, Danielle Del Corio, Scott Lynch

    15 Shane Hmiel, John Hubner

    16 Josh Walker

    17 Mike Shiplett, Craig Ferguson, Kevin Pennell

    18 Mike Motil

    19 Dario Franchitti, Jody Ridley, Danny Culler

    20 Tony Stewart, Steve Portenga, Dave Despain, Eric Norris

You’ve Gone TOO Far Carl….

I’m speaking of the incident at the end of the Nationwide race in St. Louis Saturday. Carl seems to be having a hard time distingushing the difference between an intentional bump and just a racing deal. This is the second time Carl has decided to retalliate on the track, Saturday Keslowski got loose and bumped Carl, so Carl gathered it back up and caught Keslowski(leader) and used his bumper to not only spin Keslowski out and take the win but also took out about 8 cars who had nothing to do with the feud ruining the cars and their days.

We all know that NASCAR wants the driver to mix it up and show their true emotions but Carl has gone to far. NASCAR needs to suspend Carl, Period. It’s clear that Carl will go to whatever lengths to retaliate and that’s going to get someone hurt or even worse get someone killed.

I used to be a huge fan of Carl not because of his driving skills but because of how he handles himself. But after the Keslowski deal Carl has lost me as a fan. I never seen a driver retaliate the way Carl has, he clearly is not worried about NASCAR. The sanctioning body NASCAR is becoming more an more a joke, drivers aren’t afraid of breaking the rules they know that all NASCAR will do is impose a fine, lose some points, and put them on probation. The only thing the drivers are worried about is the points. So if a driver isn’t going to make the chase he really has nothing to lose because the loss of points won’t matter and they know NASCAR won’t suspend them. Kyle Petty said it best Sunday before the Brickyard, “Lindsey Lohan wishes NASCAR were judging her case because she’d only get probation no matter how much she screws up.”

Logano’s Dad

I’m not sure why I missed this one, I forgot all about it but I would still be interested in hearing other opinions. During last Saturdays Nationwide race Greg Biffle ran Joey Logano up the track forcing Logano to scrape the wall. Biffle was paying Logano back for an earlier incident where Logano slid up the track pinching Biffle. It was racing crappola. I don’t think Logano pinched Biffle intentionally but I know Biffle pinched Logano on purpose. But either way nothing serious just racing crappola that goes on between drivers every race sometimes we know about it sometimes we don’t. 

Anyway after the race Logano’s dad was running down pit road on his way to Victory Lane when he saw Biffles car coming down pit road so he veered in front of Biffles car and gave him a sarcastic thumbs up letting Biffle know he wasn’t happy with his ontrack behavior. It was really nothing he didn’t jump out in front of a speeding car, there was nothing unsafe about it, there was no other confrontation it was really nothing a non-incident. But when NASCAR saw it they thought differently, NASCAR takes a very dim view of family members interacting with team member negatively in other words, family members can’t screw with anyone when they are holding Hot Pass so NASCAR yanked his NASCAR Credentials but they did issue him a one day pass so he could attend the next days Cup Race. NASCAR was to decide what type of sanctions to put on Loganos dad this week. What’s your thought on family members interacting with competitors and the punishments they should get when they cross the line??

NASCAR’s Race Weekend Report

Pepsi 500

California Race Results…Top 10

1)  #48 Jimmie Johnson
2)  #24 Jeff Gordon
3)  #42 Juan Pablo Montoya
4)   #5 Mark Martin
5)  #14 Tony Stewart
6)  #99 Carl Edwards
7)   #6 David Ragan
8)   #2 Kurt Busch
9)  #33 Clint Bowyer   
10) #29 Kevin Harvick

 

Chase Points after California

1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [5 wins], 5728, finished 1st
2) #5-Mark Martin [5 wins], 5716, -12, 4th
3) #42-Juan Montoya 5670, -58, 3rd
4) #14-Tony Stewart [4 wins], 5644 -84, 5th
5) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 5623 -105, 2nd
6) #2-Kurt Busch [1 win], 5607, -121, 8th
7) #16-Greg Biffle 5540, -188, 20th
8) #99-Carl Edwards 5536, -192, 6th
9) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 5509, -219, 37th
10) #39-Ryan Newman 5505, -223, 15th
11) #9-Kasey Kahne [2 wins], 5422, -306, 34th
12) #83-Brian Vickers [1 win], 5377, -351,2 9th

For the Entire Results and Points California Results and Driver Standings

 

 

#5 and #48 taken back to the R & D Center AGAIN

NASCAR takes the #48 and the #5 cars back to their R & D Center in Concord N.C. for the third consecutive week for closer inspection. The winning car and the engines of the top two finishing cars always are taken to the R&D Center. But Martin finished seventh last week at Kansas and Johnson was ninth, but both cars again were taken the R&D Center. Both cars were cleared after inspections in Concord. Martin finished fourth Sunday, but NASCAR officials again elected to take the #5 Chevy back to the R&D Center for additional tests.

 

Kyle Feeling ill

Kyle Busch was sick this past weekend and elected to be replaced after starting the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races. He started both of the races this weekends races to be able to keep the points earned by his cars. After starting the Nationwide race he was replaced by Deny Hamlin who ended up finishing the day by kissing the wall. Sunday Kyle was replaced by start and park driver David Gilliland but not before Kyle had drove his M & M Toyota from the back of the field to about 20th position pitting on lap 61 to make the switch, Gilland who will be driving a fourth Gibbs car for an undetermined amount of races starting this weekend didn’t do to bad Sunday, without running any practice laps Gilliland managed to bring home a top 25 finishing 24th.

 

RPM Ford Program to start

Richard Petty Motorsports has had a Ford in its possession ready to race since after New Hampshire. Most likely AJ Allmendinger will be driving a Fusion at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next weekend or the week after that. Once the #44 car flips over to Ford, it will remain a Fusion the rest of the season. In addition to Allmendinger, Elliott Sadler is expected to drive a Roush-prepared Ford with a Yates engine at Talladega. Whether or not RPM’s proposed merger with Yates Racing goes through, team owner George Gillett has said his team will run Ford’s next season.

 

Restricting the Restrictor Plate

NASCAR will reduce the size of the restrictor plate and allow teams an optional change as a way to slow the cars and try to keep them from getting airborne at Talladega. Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby said Friday at Auto Club Speedway that the restrictor plate will be reduced 1/64 of an inch. The new size will be 59/64 of an inch. Darby estimates it will shave 12 horsepower off the engines. Teams also have been given an option on side wickers, something they hadn’t been allowed to use before at Talladega. Darby said that teams “will be able to add the same little side wicker to the end plate (on the rear wing) much like they do at the downforce tracks. If you look at all the cars in the garage right now on that end plate, all the way out on the back edge they’ve got a little half by half piece of aluminum. That’s eight inches long. It helps in yaw or when the cars are turned. It kind of settles the back of the car down a little bit.

 

Latest on Danica:

Danica’s a hot commodity with team onwers right now. It’s become increasingly more difficult for car owners to find good commited sponsor these days. What Danica lacks in talent is made up for by her marketability. What makes her even more attractive is she already has a relationship with godaddy.com as well as other motorsports sponsors, which in some respects (I hate to say) makes her good for NASCAR because some IRL sponsors may follow her which will be good for the team and teammates because more relationships are built. One thing we talked about last week was Danica’s paycheck they’re were false rumors saying she wanted 1 million per race that turned out to be poppycock, insiders say she’ll make somewhere between $20,000 and $40,000 per race.

 

Ford’s New Engine

Ford will delay the debut of its new Sprint Cup engine, Doug Hervey, who oversees Ford’s North American racing operations, said Saturday. The engine was scheduled to have debuted next week at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Instead, Ford will debut the restrictor-plate version of the engine at Talladega in three weeks. As for the non-restrictor-plate engine, it likely will debut at Texas or Homestead. I wonder if this will have an effect on RPM’s date to switch to a Ford which was slated for A.J. Almemdinger to run a Ford at Lowes.

More Danica and Reply’s to Damon and Paul

**Please forgive Grammar and Sentence structure

In some sports I don’t deny that kind of ridiculous negotiating takes place where one guy says 10 mil then the team comes back with a $1.00 and they go back and forth almost endlessly because usually that kind of ridiculous negotiating reflects the parties true interest. In other sports the team owners are thought of differently than NASCAR team owners drivers don’t see the need to fleece someone that’s going to help them win, drivers understand there are limited dollars, sponsors pay, x amount of money, if the driver gets to greedy the engine program may suffer and make him look bad running in the back or even worse not qualifying. Sponsor pay a fixed amount, it’s up to the team owner to spread it out in a way he can remain competitive.

I’ve been very fortunate over the last 3 years I’ve works with several teams and their sponsors activations and venue marketing so I got to see how things work. Usually the dollar amount isn’t what’s negotiated, the things that are negotiated are the perks (cars,motorcoaches,travel), public appearances, branding, and commercials. The times I’ve been privey to contracts (which isn’t that much) the dollar amount is what it is, sponsor pay a fixed amount the team owner spreads it around the program to be competitive. but that’s not to say a big sponsor won’t comes along and want a specific driver giving that driver a little more bargaining power. I guess I just don’t think Danicas there yet.

Because of my marketing background I’m bias, I believe good marketing makes good drivers so I have to agree with Pauls comment she’s a star because of the marketing, she’s been fortunate her teams owners and sponsors are committed to the IRL so what ever driver they pay for they’ve got to get their moneys worth and to get their moneys worth they’ve got to market her. There have been other women IRL drivers in the same talent class as Danica but the difference is they wanted to be the one with the women driver to compliment their program instead the mindset with Danicas group which is the team and sponsors program compliment Danica which is good for the program at the end of the day. But because of my marketing background    I’m bias, I believe good marketing makes good drivers. Now that Danica’s got the opportunity she needs to raise the bar but is she committed?? Good drivers race on off weekends and in the off season. Look at Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards and actually many others they race whenever they can. Danica takes off to Cancun on off weeks which in IRL they’re are many off weeks.

Thanks Paul and Damon

Although we may disagree from time to time, I appreciate your opinion and comments because that’s why we’re here to voice them.

Shock, Dis-belief, Sadness, Anger, Did I say Shocked…….

I just picked myself up off the floor in dis-belief. Get this, the rumor is Danica Patrick is asking for 8 million dollars to run 8 Nationwide races. That’s right 8 MILLION for 8 races, that’s 1 MILLION dollars to just start the race. That’s so absurd if it is true I’ll have to seriously think about turning in my NASCAR fan membership because that will mean they are just like the stick and ball athletes that are essentially robbing the fans. When these athletes ask for ridiculous salaries they know that ultimately the fans pay the price and they don’t care. They could careless if a family can go to a sporting event without risking the family car. But that’s another post another day.

Right now it’s just a rumor, I can’t believe it would be true. Danica would have to do a hell of alot more than drive a car to get 8 MILLION dollars. Many Nationwide teams don’t even spend 8 million to run the entire season.  

I’m not an IRL fan but I am a Danica Patrick fan, I’ve watched IRL races just to see how Danica runs. If this rumor ends up being fact Danica’s dead to me. (like it matters)

All the Contests in One Place…..

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Team Tylenol “Start 2 Finish” Sweepstakes

Ends: April 30, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a fully-loaded NASCAR trip for you and three of your luckiest friends & family. The next best thing to the driver’s seat – 10 days – 2 races – 1 ride of your life!Grand Prize: A 10-day/9-night trip for four to attend the NASCAR Sprint Car Series race scheduled to be held at the Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2008 and a Sponsor-selected NASCAR-sanctioned race to be held at the Chicagoland Speedway on July 12, 2008. The winner and three guests will take an escorted RV road trip between the two race locations. Trip includes round trip coach air transportation for four from the airport closest to the winner’s home city to Orlando, FL, returning from Chicago, four nights hotel accommodations in Orlando, FL from July 4, 2008 through July 8, 2008, use of full-size car rental in Orlando for five days, a standard size RV rental from July 8, 2008 through July 10, 2008 with two escorts that will drive the RV from Orlando to Chicago stocked with soft drinks, water, snacks and personal items, hotel accommodations for two nights en route from Orlando to Chicago, four nights hotel accommodations in Chicago, IL from July 10, 2008 through July 13, 2008, use of full-size car rental in Orlando for four days, fours Sponsor-specified NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race tickets for each race, four VIP Access passes at both tracks, Meet and Greet with select driver at Chicago race, and $4,000 spending money for winner for meals, awarded in the form of a check.Contest ends April 30, 2008. Winner will be selected on or about May 5, 2008 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: teamtylenol.com


    Goody’s “Cool Orange Headache Powder” Sweepstakes

    Ends: April 30, 2008

  • Enter the Goody’s Cool Orange Headache Powder Sweepstakes for your chance to win a chopper designed and built by Orange County Choppers and autographed by Tony Stewart!Grand Prize: An Orange County Chopper, subject to availability. Prize will be awarded “as is”. Chopper specifications, including, but not limited to, chopper color, options, and accessories, will be determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, based on availability.Contest ends April 30, 2008. The winner will be selected on or about May 26, 2008 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this sweepstakes. Odds of winning the prize will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by phone or mail.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: GoodysPowder.com


    Big Mo’s “Your Big Mo’ment with Dale Jr. Sweepstakes

    Ends: April 30, 2008

  • Enter and you could win a once-in-a-lifetime lunch with Dale Jr. and the JR Motorsports Team!One (1) Grand Prize of a VIP “Weekend at the Race” Prize Package will be awarded. Prize Package for One (1) winner and three (3) guests includes; (a) Round Trip air transportation from a major airport nearest winner’s legal US residence to North Carolina; (b) Limousine transfer from Airport to Hotel; (c) four (4) nights of hotel accommodations at Embassy Suites; (d) one (1) in-room “Welcome Basket”; (e) one (1) “Welcome Dinner” with Palmer Staff; (f) one (1) Limousine escorted day of shop tours and lunch with Dale Jr. at JR. Motorsports (h) one (1) Limousine escorted day at the “Nationwide Race” [includes VIP suite tickets at Lowe’s Motor Speedway]; (i) one (1) Limousine escorted day at the “Sprint Cup Race” [includes VIP suite tickets at Lowe’s Motor Speedway]; (j) one (1) Rental car to be used over the duration of the trip at winner’s sole choosing; and (k) $250.00 Spending money per person.First Prizes: Five (5) First Prizes of a custom Big Mo Genuine Leather Jacket will be awarded.Second Prizes: One Hundred (100) Second Prizes of one (1) case of Palmer Big Mo’ Chocolate Candy Bars will be awarded.

    Third Prizes: Two Thousand Five Hundred (2,500) Third Prizes of a Big Mo’ Hat will be awarded.

    Contest ends April 30, 2008. Prize winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, on or about May 2, 2008, in a random drawing conducted under the supervision of The National Sweepstakes Co., an independent judging organization, whose decisions are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects. Upon verification, the potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by telephone on May 5, 2008.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: bigmo-ment.com


    AMP’s “Tell Your Story” Win a trip to Talladega – Meet Dale Jr. Contest

    Ends: April 30, 2008

  • Tell your story and you could win a trip to Talladega to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr.!The Grand Prize consists of a trip for two (2) to the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega, Alabama (currently scheduled for October 5, 2008]. Grand Prize includes ground transportation for two (2). Grand Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation from an airport near winner’s home within the [continental] U.S., one (1) double occupancy standard hotel room for one (1) night, and $500 spending money.Contest ends April 30, 2008. Among all eligible Submissions received, the judging organization shall select the top five video Submissions and the top five picture Submissions based on the criteria listed below. These top ten Submissions will be sent to Dale Earnhardt Jr.. In order for a Finalist to be selected by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the Participant who submitting the design will need to complete and sign a Release Form for the design.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: ampenergy.com


    Monster Energy Drink’s “Win the Robby Gordon” Experience

    Ends: April 30, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a VIP Trip for two to the Dakar Rally in Portugal, Baja 1000 in Cabo, and an Auto Race with Robby Gordon!(5) Grand Prizes will be awarded. Each grand prize winner to receive 3 trip packages to the following events: Baja 1000 – Nov, 2008 (Mexico), Dakar Rally – January, 2009 (Portugal) and an Auto Race with Robby Gordon participating, prior to Dec 31, 2009, date/location TBD. Each prize package includes airfare for 2 persons, hotel accommodations (double occupancy) and spending monies as follows: Baja 1000 – 4 nights/$800, Dakar Rally – 5 nights/$900, US Race – 3 nights/$700. Destination cities and exact trip dates to be determined.(100) First prizes will be awarded including: (1) Monster Ogio backpack.Contest ends April 30, 2008. Potential winners will be determined via a random selection from all valid entries on or about May 9, 2008. Potential winners will be notified by mail within 7 days of drawing and will be required to respond with prize acceptance information to include proof of age, winner affidavit, tax liability form and complete home address.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: MonsterEnergy.com


    Let RoadLoans Pay Your Car Loan for a Year Sweepstakes

    Ends: May 2, 2008

  • Enter to win cay payments for one year or $10,000 from RoadLoans!Thirteen (13) Weekly Prizes: One package of racing merchandise consisting of one RoadLoans Racing T-shirt; one RoadLoans Racing Hat; and one Kevin Harvick Autographed Trading card.One Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of either (a) Sponsor paying the Grand Prize winner’s monthly car loan payments up to $10,000 for a period of one year, administered through RoadLoans, or (b) one certified check in the amount of $10,000 payable to the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winner will also receive one package of autographed merchandise consisting of one RoadLoans Racing Hat; one RoadLoans Racing T-shirt; and one (1) Kevin Harvick Autographed Trading card.Five First Prizes: One package of autographed merchandise consisting of one RoadLoans Racing Hat; one RoadLoans Racing T-shirt; and one (1) Kevin Harvick Autographed Trading card.

    Contest ends May 2, 2008. The prospective Weekly Prize Winners will be selected in random drawings from among all eligible Entries received by the deadlines set forth in the chart [see official rules]. All non-winning Entries from a Weekly Prize Drawing will be eligible for subsequent Weekly Prize Drawings.

    Potential Grand Prize and First Prize winners will be selected in random drawings on or about May 23, 2008, by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes will be final and binding.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: RoadLoans.com


    Alltel “My Circle 500” Promotion

    Ends: May 3, 2008

  • Enter by texting or online for your chance to be one of ten finalists to participate in the 2008 Alltel My Circle 500 Go-Kart Race and Pit-Crew Challenge in Charlotte, NC!Ten (10) Finalist Prizes will be awarded. One (1) Finalist Prize will be awarded to one winner in each of the ten random drawings from among all eligible entries received for the respective Promotional Time Period as described in Rule #4 [official rules].Trip for Finalist and up to ten guests, but no fewer than seven guests (collectively, to Charlotte, North Carolina, May 22, 2008 through May 26, 2008 to participate in the 2008 Alltel My Circle 500 Go-Kart Race and Pit-Crew Challenge. Trip includes: (i) roundtrip coach-class airfare for Group (from airport near Finalist’s and/or guest’s hometown at time of entry as selected at the discretion of Sponsor; ground transportation or other arrangements may be substituted at Sponsor’s discretion); (ii) four nights hotel accommodations (hotel to be determined at the discretion of Sponsor) in double occupancy rooms, excluding meals, room service, or other incidentals; (iii) ground transportation to and from the Charlotte airport and hotel, and to and from the hotel and the activities for the Group; (iv) select meals, beverages, and VIP treatment for the Group; (v) a possible opportunity for the Group to meet Ryan Newman and the #12 Alltel Dodge Team; and (vi) a behind the scenes tour of the Penske Racing shop for the Group. The Finalist only will also receive one wireless handset and accessory.In addition, each Finalist, who individually and with his/her guests meets all eligibility and participation requirements in the Go-Kart Race and Pit-Crew Challenge will also receive a single cash payment in the form of a corporate check, based on the actual retail value of the travel prize and a 34% tax rate (example: $12,991.09 cash payment on a $25,218 value travel prize), which is intended to assist with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Finalist Prize.

    Contest ends May 3, 2008. There will be ten (10) Weekly Drawings from among all eligible entries received by 11:59 p.m. ET each Saturday during the Promotional Time Period. Each Weekly Drawing will occur approximately two (2) days after the entry deadline for that Weekly Drawing Entry Period. All drawings will be conducted in accordance with these Official Rules on Sponsor’s behalf by GMR, an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters related the Promotion are binding and final. Non-winning entries will be carried over into each subsequent Weekly Drawing.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: AlltellRacing.com


    AMF Break From the Ordinary Giveaway

    Ends: May 4, 2008

  • Enter for a chance to win one of three incredible getaway experiences. Take your choice of a New York City shopping trip with helicopter tour, an Alaskan whale-watching cruise, or a trip to the Daytona races, complete with personal limo service!One (1) Grand Prize – One verified Winner and one eligible guest will receive a trip for two to Winner’s choice of one of the following three options:
    Option 1 – A trip to New York, New York with a 30 minute private helicopter tour of New York City. Trip also includes round-trip coach air transportation from a major gateway airport near Winner’s residence within the U.S.; 7 days/ 6 nights of hotel accommodations which include one (1) hotel room with double occupancy; and $1,250 spending money.
    Option 2 – A trip to Kenai, Alaska with an overnight whale watching tour. Trip also includes round-trip coach air transportation from a major gateway airport near Winner’s residence within the U.S. to Kenai, Alaska; 7 days/ 6 nights of hotel accommodations which include one (1) hotel room with double occupancy; and $2,500 spending money.
    Option 3 – A trip for two to Daytona, Florida to attend the 2009 Daytona races. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation from a major gateway airport near Winner’s residence within the U.S. to Daytona, Florida; 4 days/ 3 nights of hotel accommodations which include one hotel room with double occupancy; a full size rental car with unlimited mileage; admission for two to the Daytona 500 Experience Interactive Racing Fan Fest; private motorcoach transfers to and from Daytona International Speedway; two tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race; two tickets to the Daytona 500 race (for both races there will be complimentary beverages, breakfast and pre-race pit tours); and $2,500 spending money.Weekly Drawing Prizes: [See official rules for complete list of weekly prizes]Contest ends May 4, 2008. The Sweepstakes consists of nine (9) random drawings that will be conducted once per week starting on March 10, 2008 and a grand prize drawing. The Weekly Drawings will run according to the schedule outlined in the official rules. Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period, and will be conducted on or about May 7, 2008. All drawings will be conducted by an independent judging organization.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit:AMFgiveaway.com


    Adidas “Quest for Cool” Sweepstakes

    Ends: May 12, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win an exclusive Dale Earnhardt Jr. autographed helmet!One Grand Prize: Autographed Dale Earnhardt Jr. helmet.Instant Win Game Prizes: Eighty-eight first prizes: (1 per day): Exclusive ClimaCool t-shirt (size large only).One hundred second prizes: $20 Sports Authority gift card to be used toward the purchase of Adidas apparel.

    Contest ends May 12, 2008. Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner, from all eligible entries on or around May 13, 2008. Instant Win Game: One hundred eighty-eight (188) random, computer-generated winning times, one (1) per day for the First Prize, will be generated during the Promotion Period. If you are the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: adidas.eprize.net


    Ortho Weed Free Fast Sweepstakes

    Ends: May 31, 2008

  • Enter for a chance to win air transportation, hotel and VIP suite passes to a stock-car event in Charlotte!Grand Prize (2): A trip for winner and one guest to a race in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October 2008. Trip consists of: round-trip, coach air transportation for two people from a major U.S. commercial airport near winner’s home to a major airport near the race location in North Carolina (exact location and dates to be determined by Sponsor); three nights’ lodging (standard accommodations, double occupancy); two (2) VIP suite passes; and $1,000 (issued in the form of a check).First Prize (2): An autographed race car tire.
    Second Prize (25): An autographed 2007 limited-edition Carl Edwards championship hat.
    Third Prize (25): An autographed Carl Edwards signature card.Contest ends May 31, 2008. Prizes will be awarded by random drawing, from all eligible entries received, on or about June 16, 2008.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: orthokillsweeds.com


    “Design the Sharpie 500 Pace Car” Contest

    Ends: May 31, 2008
    Voting Period Ends: July 11, 2008

  • Enter to design a Pace Car & win a chance to ride in the Sharpie 500 Pace Car you designed!One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize consists of a trip for two to attend the SHARPIE 500 on August 23, 2008 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Prize includes two tickets to the Sharpie 500 and Food City 250 races; round trip coach airfare for two (winner and one guest) from major airport nearest winner’s home (if winner lives within 150 miles of Bristol, Tennessee, roundtrip limo service will be awarded in lieu of airfare; ground transportation while in Bristol; three nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy); an opportunity to participate in pre-race ceremonies at the Sharpie 500 with a ride in the Sharpie 500 Pace car and $1,000 spending money for the winner. The Pace car may be designed based on the winner’s Design, at the sole discretion of Sponsor.Contest ends May 31, 2008. All Entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest, based on the following equally weighted (33.33% each) criteria: (a) creativity, (b) technical skill (complexity of design) and (c) originality. In the event of a tie, the tied Entries will be re-judged using the same criteria by a different judge who will serve as the tie breaker. The five highest scoring Entries will be deemed “Finalists”. Limit one Finalist design per person. All eligible Finalist Designs (subject to verification) will be posted online. The public may then visit the Web Site and vote for the best Design based on creativity and originality.The Voting Period: Voting begins at 12:00:01 am CDT on June 16, 2008 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT, on July 11, 2008. At the conclusion of the voting period, the Finalist who submitted the Design that received the most votes during the Voting Period will be named the Grand Prize Winner and will be awarded the Grand Prize. In the event of a tie in the voting, the Finalist that received the higher score in the first round of judging will be declared the winner.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: contest.sharpie.com


    Sunoco’s “The Fill of Victory” Game

    Ends: May 31, 2008

  • Register to play for a chance to win a year of free fuel & thousands of other gas prizes!Twelve Grand Prizes: One (1) year worth of Sunoco gasoline, to be awarded in the form of forty-five (45) $50 Sunoco gift cards.First Prizes: A $10 Sunoco gift card.Contest ends May 31, 2008. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner and two hundred (200) First Prize winners per Entry Period. Potential winners will be notified by mail, email or phone on or around the Thursday following the conclusion of each Entry Period.

    For complete contest rules and to register visit: GoSunoco.com


    Riunite’s “Victory Lane” Sweepstakes

    Ends: May 31, 2008

  • Enter Riunite Victory Lane Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip for two to a race weekend! Five Grand Prizes!Five Grand Prizes will be awarded. Grand Prize winner will receive a two night trip for two people to their choice of one of three car races selected by Sponsor, subject to availability. Trip includes roundtrip economy class airfare for two to the race city from major airport nearest winner’s residence, two nights hotel accommodations two tower or similar tickets to the selected race, breakfast daily, roundtrip ground transportation to the track on the day of the race and a deluxe gift. Grand Prize winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. If Grand Prize winner lives within 200 miles of selected race, winner will receive, in lieu of airfare, roundtrip local transportation between winner’s home and the race city.Contest ends May 31, 2008. Potential winners will be chosen in a random drawing to be held on or about June 9, 2008 from among all eligible entries received by an independent judging organization whose decision with respect to the selection of the winners and the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be final. Winner will be notified by telephone, email or U.S. mail.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: RiuniteVictoryLane.com


    Wrigley’s Red Hot Race Day Sweepstakes

    Ends: June 9, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to meet Juan Pablo Montoya and a trip to the Richmond race!One (1) Grand Prize Package consisting of a trip for two to Richmond, VA. The trip consists of the following: Roundtrip coach commercial air transportation for two from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to Richmond, VA on September 5, 2008; Standard double occupancy accommodations for three days/two nights (September 5-6, 2008) at a hotel designated by Sponsor; ground transportation to/from hotel and the airport in Richmond, VA; ground transportation to/from hotel and the Richmond International Raceway race track; Two tickets to the professional races to be held in Richmond on Sept, 6, 2008; an opportunity for winner and guest to meet Juan Pablo Montoya and attend other event activities; $100.00 per day per diem for three days for the winner only; and a single cash payment of $1,500.00 in the form of a corporate check, which is intended to assist with any federal or state tax obligations related to the Grand Prize.Fifty (50) First Prizes consisting of: One 2008 1:24 scale #42 Wrigley’s Racing Dodge Platinum Series Action die cast autographed by Juan Pablo Montoya.One-hundred (100) Second Prizes consisting of: One Wrigley’s Racing Pit Hat autographed by Juan Pablo Montoya.

    Five-hundred (500) Third Prizes consisting of: One (1) Plen-T-Pak of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and One (1) Plen-T-Pak of Wrigley’s Big Red.

    Contest ends June 9, 2008. The potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 20, 2008 from among all eligible entries received by an independent judging agency whose decisions are final and binding.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: WrigleysRacing.com


    Best Western & AAA’s “Ultimate Road Trip” Sweepstakes

    Ends: June 17, 2008

  • Enter for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch all the action. Fly to Michigan for the race. Then, we’ll hand you the keys to the street version of the #99 car so you can drive to Charlotte, N.C. for an exclusive tour at Michael Waltrip Racing and Roush Fenway Racing. Along the way, accommodations at Best Western Hotels are on us. And with your very own Magellan GPS, a complimentary gas card and theme park tickets, you leave with memories and much more!One Grand Prize: Win a trip for two to the Michigan International Speedway Race on August 17, 2008 and a road trip to Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina ending August 25, 2008. Prize includes coach airfare for two from the major airport nearest winner’s residence to a major airport near Michigan International Speedway and returning from a major airport near Charlotte, NC to Winner’s origin city (up to $500 per person), hotel accommodations for two at the hotels of Sponsor’s choice between August 16, 2008 and August 25, 2008, one $250 Shell Gas Card, theme park tickets for two to roadside attractions such as Kings Island, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, the Kentucky Horse Park, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Plant Tour, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Carowinds Theme Park, and the use of a car of Sponsor’s choice.Three First Prizes: Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS Unit.Contest ends June 17, 2008. One Grand Prize and Three First Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 18, 2008 from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: BestWestern.com


    Claritin “Clear to Drive” Game

    Ends: June 30, 2008

  • Play the Claritin Clear to Drive Game for a chance to win a ride with Carl Edwards and a chance to win a new Ford Mustang!Prizes: Five First Prizes: A five day/ four night trip for winner and one guest to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the NASCAR race at Lowes Motor Speedway currently scheduled for October 11, 2008. Trip includes: a) winner’s and guest’s opportunity to meet Carl Edwards and ride, one lap as a passenger, in a car with him; b) round trip coach air transportation for two from major gateway airport nearest winner’s residence in the U.S.; c) one standard double occupancy hotel accommodations for four nights; round trip ground transportation to/from hotel in North Carolina; e) two tickets to the NASCAR race; and f) winner’s opportunity to participate in the Final Event held during the trip for the chance to win the Grand Prize.During the Final Event, each First Prize winner in attendance will be randomly handed a car key. Each winner will, one at a time, sit inside the 2008 Ford Mustang on-site at the Event and attempt to start the vehicle’s engine. The First Prize winner whose car key starts the 2008 Ford Mustang engine on-site will win the Grand Prize. No more than one Grand Prize will be awarded.Contest ends June 30, 2008. First Prizes not awarded in the Game (if any) will be awarded in a random Second Chance Drawing conducted on or about 7/18/08 from among all eligible entries received for this drawing by an independent judging agency whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.

    For complete contest rules and instructions on how to obtain a game piece visit: Claritin.com


    Reese’s Racing 2009 Coca-Cola 600 Sweepstakes

    Ends: June 30, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a trip to the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 at Lowes Motor Speedway!One (1) Grand Prize: Trip for two to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend a Coca-Cola 600 Race Weekend. Prize consists of: three nights double-occupancy hotel accommodations, transportation between hotel and track, VIP hospitality tickets to the Coca-Cola hospitality tent on Sunday May 31, 2009 which includes a catered lunch and dinner, two passes to attend a Coca-Cola 600 Race weekend, escorted pre-race pit tour, 2009 Coca Cola 600 souvenir program and two amenity bags with Coca-Cola souvenirs. If Grand Prize winner’s residence is not located within 250 miles of Charlotte, NC, round-trip coach air transportation (from major airport near winner’s home within the U.S.) will be provided for the winner and his/her guest, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.Contest ends June 30, 2008. Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received on or about July 11, 2008 by an independent judging agency whose decisions are final and binding. Potential grand prize winner will be notified by phone and/or mail.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: Hersheys.com


    Topps “Speed Racer” Sweepstakes

    Ends: June 30, 2008

  • Play the Speed Racer games and you could win a trip for 4 to the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Race in Charlotte!Grand Prizes: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to the Bank of America 500 Race in Charlotte, North Carolina on or around October 11, 2008 for winner and three guests. Grand Prize includes roundtrip coach air transportation for winner and three guests from major U.S. airport closest to winner’s residence to Charlotte, North Carolina, transfers to/from the airport/hotel and hotel/race track, hotel accommodations (two rooms, double occupancy) for 4-days/3-nights and four race entry tickets, pit passes, Memory Lane Museum passes and VIP hospitality. Winner & guests must meet and follow all track regulations and requirements, and must also be available to travel on dates on or around October 9 – October 12, 2008.Fifty First Prizes: Warner Brothers Interactive Speed Racer the Movie Video Games for Nintendo Wii or DS.
    One hundred Second Prizes: Speed Racer the Movie T-shirts.
    Sixty Third Prizes: Box of Topps Candy. Candy selection to be chosen at the discretion of Sponsor.
    Five Fourth Prizes: Zizzle LLC Speed Racer the Movie Virtual Racer.
    Fifty Sixth Prizes: 1/54 scale assorted Mattel Speed Racer Hot Wheels movie cars.Contest ends June 30, 2008. A random drawing will be held on or about July 15, 2008, from among all eligible online entries received. Drawing will be conducted under the supervision of an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by overnight delivery on or about July 18, 2008.

    For complete contest rules and to play visit: candytracks.com


    Bam Racing “VIP Race Weekend” Sweepstakes

    Ends: July 1, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win an all-access VIP Race Weekend as a guess of BAM Racing!Each respective winner and one travel companion of winner’s choice will be the guest of BAM Racing for a two day race weekend – the day before the race and the day of the race. The VIP Race Weekend includes coach airfare for the winner and their guest from a major airport nearest the winner’s and guests respective homes (limited to the continental United States), double occupancy hotel accommodations for one night, and meals at the track during track activities. Track access includes, but is not limited to; “Hot” garage/pit pass credentials, daytime use of the owner’s motor coach, meals with the team at the track, watching garage activities from team transporter, watching practices from atop the transporter, and watching the race from atop the pit box with the team owner. As their prize, the winner may choose to attend any sanctioned race within one year of their written winner notification, based upon availability.Contest ends July 1, 2008. There are two separate VIP Sweepstakes per racing season, with drawings held in conjunction with the “Pepsi 400” race in Daytona in July, 2008, and the “Homestead Race” in November, 2008. You need not be present to win. Separate entries must be submitted for each of the two VIP Sweepstakes drawings, as entries from the earlier drawing will not be “rolled over”. Winners will be randomly selected, from among all eligible entries received, within five (5) days of each event and will be notified by email or in writing within five (5) days after each drawing.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: FSRealRacing.49car.com


    Roush/3M Care Care “Roush My Ride” Sweepstakes

    Ends: August 31, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a 2008 Roush Stage 1 Ford Mustang!Grand Prize: One (1): Jack Roush Stage 1 Mustang including the following features: Chassis, the Stage 1 package, transportation in the continental US, state sales taxes, and registration/title fees.First Prize: Two hundred (200) $25 Visa Gift Cards.Weekly Prize: Eighteen (18) Garmin eTrex Legend Hand-held GPS Systems, awarded one per week from all entries received through midnight on each Sunday in the Sweepstakes, with random drawings occurring each Monday beginning March 10, 17, 24,31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 31, July 7, 14, 2008.

    Contest ends August 31, 2008. Grand and First Prize Winners will be determined in a random drawing on or about September 5, 2008 by an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: RoushMyRidePromo.com


    VelocityMoney.com/Nos Energy Drink “Dare to Dream” Sweepstakes

    Ends: September 10, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win one of three VIP “Dream” Passes for 2 to race at either Daytona, California or Texas!Three Grand Prizes: VIP “Dream” Passes for 2 to a Stock Car Race (one winner per prize); VIP Access before and during race; Hospitality Passes; meeting and pictures with driver of the #30 car; commemorative video of winners with driver and car.
    1st Drawing (June 10) – Tickets to Stock Car Race on July 4 in Daytona, Florida
    2nd Drawing (August 10) – Tickets to Stock Car Race on August 30 in Fontana, California
    3rd Drawing (Sep 10) – Tickets to Stock Car Race on November 1 in Ft. Worth, TexasTen Second Prizes: Memorabilia Package: T-shirt, Cap & Tote bag signed by driver of the NOS Energy Drink #30 Nationwide Series car.One Hundred Third Prizes: T-shirt signed by driver of the NOS Energy Drink #30 Nationwide Series car.

    Contest ends September 10, 2008. There will be three (3) Grand Prize winners chosen during the Sweepstakes Period, one (1) each from online entries awarded up to 11:59:59 pm CT on June 10, July 10 and September 10, 2008 and postcard, mail-in entries postmarked up to those Drawing Dates and received up to seven (7) days later. Drawings will take place up to 10 days after Drawing Dates.

    For complete contest rules and information on how to enter visit: VelocityMoney.com

     


    Kraft/Ritz Crackers “Race to Win a Ride” Sweepstakes

    Ends: September 29, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win one of five grand prizes of a championship weekend getaway at Homestead-Miami Speedway with an opportunity for one grand prize winner to win a 2009 Mustang!Five Grand Prizes: Trip for 4 to the Team Kraft Event in Miami, FL on Sponsor designated dates in November 2008. Prize consists of roundtrip coach air transportation for four from major airport near winner’s residence to Miami, FL; admission for four to the Team Kraft Event, and hotel accommodations for 4-days/3-nights. The Team Kraft Event includes a meet and greet with the Team Kraft drivers (subject to each drivers’ availability) and tickets to a race scheduled to be held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2008. Dates of trip, location, travel arrangements and accommodations are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.One (1) Bonus Prize: One of the five Grand Prize Winners will be selected as a Bonus Prize winner during the trip and will win a Ford Racing equipped 2009 Mustang V6.Contest ends September 29, 2008. Grand Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about October 8, 2008 from among all eligible entries received. One of the Grand Prize winners will be selected as a Bonus Prize winner during the Grand Prize trip.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: NabiscoWorld.com


    Bobby Labonte’s Super 8 Pit Stop Challenge Competition

    Period 1 Ends: June 30, 2008

    Period 2 Ends: September 30, 2008

  • Play for your chance to win a trip to meet Bobby Labonte & more great prizes!Period 1 Grand Prize: One (1) trip for winner and one (1) guest to Mooresville, North Carolina, including roundtrip coach airfare transportation for two from a major airport nearest the winner’s home to Charlotte, North Carolina (or a $250 gas card if the winner’s residence is located within 100 miles of Mooresville); 4 days, 3 nights hotel accommodations (one room/double occupancy) at a Super 8 hotel (or a related hotel chain at Sponsor’s discretion) in the Mooresville/Lake Norman area; the chance to play the Pit Stop Challenge game against Bobby Labonte’s pit crew; tour of the track’s race shop; dinner and meet and greet with Richard Petty and Bobby Labonte at the Petty estate; $300 US towards meals; and two (2) gift certificates for Rookie Experience Driving Packages at Richard Petty Driving Experience.Period 2 Grand Prize: One (1) Trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend the Dickies 500 race in Fort Worth, Texas, from October 31, 2008 to November 3, 2008. Trip package will include roundtrip coach airfare transportation for two from a major airport nearest the winner’s home to Fort Worth, Texas (or a $250 gas card if the winner’s residence is located within 100 miles of Fort Worth); hotel accommodations (one room/double occupancy) at the Super 8 Motel Fort Worth North/Meacham (or a related hotel chain at Sponsor’s discretion) for 3 nights/4 days; $300 US for meals; a meet and greet with Bobby Labonte, his crew and Richard Petty; pit passes and a garage tour on the race day, Sunday; hospitality (food and drink) at the race; and two (2) gift certificates for the Rookie Experience packages at the Richard Petty Driving.One (1) 1st Prize: $25 Gift Card to pettyraceshop.com.
    One (1) 2nd Prize: $15 Gift Card to pettyraceshop.com.
    One (1) 3rd Prize: $10 Gift Card to pettyraceshop.com.

    Contest ends September 30, 2008. During each Monthly and Grand Prize Tournament period, all players’ scores will be posted under the usernames they created when they registered for the competition. In addition, at the end of each Monthly Tournament and after the Grand Prize Tournament, a list of winner’s will be posted and viewable on the Contest Web Site. Scoring by the Administrator of the Contest, as posted on the official Tournament score keeping device on the Web Site, will be final and binding in all matters related to the Tournaments.

    For complete game rules and to play visit: LabontesLaw.com


    Hellmann’s and Best Foods “Real Fan of the Year” Contest

    Ends: September 30, 2008

  • Hellmann’s Mayonnaise has teamed with Gillett Evernham Motorsports to offer the Hellmann’s and Best Foods “Real Fan of the Year” contest. Enter to win the chance for one fan and a guest a five-day trip to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the season-ending race weekend!Grand Prize (1): A 5-day/4-night trip for two to Miami, Florida to attend the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races scheduled to be held at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2008 – November 16, 2008. Grand Prize trip includes round-trip coach-class air transportation from the major United States airport nearest to Grand Prize Winner’s home, round-trip ground transportation between airport and hotel, 4-nights hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy), two tickets to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race (on 11/14/08), the NASCAR Nationwide Series race (on 11/15/08), and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (on 11/16/08), the opportunity for winner to wave the green flag during the NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying run of a pre-selected driver, access to the Gatorade Victory Lane following the three NASCAR sanctioned events, a VIP pre-race tour for the winner and guest, Sponsor-selected racing merchandise and $1,000 spending money for winner, awarded in the form of a check.Weekly Prize (35, 1 per week): A $100 Sponsor-selected gift card.Weekly Random Drawings: One (1) winner per week will be selected in a random drawing on or about each Wednesday following each weekly deadline (from February 13, 2008 – October 1, 2008), from among all eligible Entries received during that corresponding week only. The weekly random drawings will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Promotion.

    Contest ends September 30, 2008. Grand Prize Random Drawing and Judging: In the event more than 10,000 eligible Entries are received, 10,000 eligible Entries will be selected randomly (to be judged), on or about October 1, 2008, from among all eligible Entries submitted. Drawing will be conducted by Administrator, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Promotion. The judging will occur on or about October 15, 2008, under the supervision of the Administrator, based on the following judging criteria: Best Depiction of racing fan of the year in Essay – 30%; Best Depiction of racing fan of the year in Photo – 30%; Most Original Essay – 20%; and Essay Sincerity – 20%. In the event of a tie, tied entrants will be re-judged based solely on Best Depiction of racing fan of the year in Essay, to determine the winner.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: Hellmanns.com


    Ford Racing’s “NASCAR Street Tour” Sweepstakes

    Ends: October 27, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a trip to Ford Championship Weekend VIP style, November 14-16,2008!Round-trip air economy class transportation for two from a major US airport close to winner’s residence to Miami, FL; Hotel accommodations one room, standard, double occupancy] for four nights in or around Miami, FL November 13-17, 2008 ; VIP passes to the Ford Racefest on Thursday, November 13, 2008; Two grandstand tickets to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Ford 200 race (11/14/08), NASCAR Nationwide Series, Ford 300 race (11/15/08) and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Ford 400 race (11/16/08) at Homestead-Miami Speedway; Two hospitality passes prior to the Ford 400 race; Private VIP tour with Ford Racing representative; One $500 rental car Visa gift card; One $400 Visa gift card for additional meals or activities; One Ford Racing apparel gift packages.Contest ends October 27, 2008. One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone on or about 10/27/08.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: FordRacingEvents.com


    Coors Light “4-Day Weekend” Sweepstakes

    Ends: November 1, 2008

  • Enter now for a chance to win a Coors Light 4-Day NASCAR weekend!GRAND PRIZE (60): A “Coors Light 4-Day NASCAR Weekend” prize package. Each prize package will be fulfilled entirely within one of the available 2008 NASCAR racing markets and consist of NASCAR credentials for winner and one guest to the race and various promotional and hospitality events (such as a Coors Light promotional event, a meet-and-greet with a NASCAR official and/or racing-team members, access to the Coors Light Pole Day, access to the Coors Light Pole presentation, pictures and meet-and-greet with the winning Coors Light Pole driver, Coors Light RV VIP hospitality, and a guided VIP tour), round-trip coach air transportation for winner and one adult guest from a major commercial U.S. airport near winner’s home to airport near event, and $500 in the form of a check. Some, but not all, winners may also have the opportunity to wave the green flag during a qualifying race, but this portion of the prize package has no retail value.Contest ends November 1, 2008. This promotion consists of thirty (30) separate random drawings, with two (2) Grand Prize packages awarded during each drawing. Non winning entries will remain eligible for subsequent drawings. The entry deadlines and drawing dates are posted under the official rules section on the site. The random drawings will be under the supervision of an independent judging firm whose decisions are final and binding on all matters regarding this sweepstakes.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: coorslight.com


    Irwin Industrial Tools “Are You the Ultimate Tradesman” Challenge

    Ends: November 9, 2008

  • To enter, attend and participate in an Ultimate Tradesman Challenge event hosted and sponsored by Irwin NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jamie McMurray, of the #26 IRWIN Industrial Tools Roush Fenway Racing team, and IRWIN Industrial Tools, a Newell-Rubbermaid company, are looking for the nation’s top tradesman.All you have to do is measure, mark and drill a piece of wood, using IRWIN tools, as quickly and accurately as possible. If your time is one of the top ten fastest in your region, you will move on to the regional final. The three regional winners will compete for the title of “Ultimate Tradesman”.One (1) Grand Prize Package, as follows: (a) One of the following: cash prize of either $10,000, $20,000 or $1,260,000 (paid in equal installments of $31,500 over 40 years) based upon the Grand Prize winner’s random selection of one of 26 Irwin tool bags, twelve of which will contain $10,000, thirteen of which will contain $20,000 and one of which will contain the top Grand Prize of $1,260,000 (paid in equal installments of $31,500 over 40 years); (b) a Ford F-150 truck customized by Roush Racing (“Vehicle”); and (c) an Ultimate Irwin garage supplied by Allied Steel Buildings or the cash equivalent.Four (4) Semi-Final Challenge Prize Packages: Prize package consists of: $10,000 cash prize and trip for two (2) to Phoenix, AZ for winner to participate in the Grand Prize Challenge (tentatively scheduled to take place in November 2008).

    Twenty (20) Local Challenge Prize Bracket Winner Packages: Prize package consists of: trip for two to Dallas, Texas for winner to participate in Semi-Final Challenge; VIP Race Weekend in Dallas (two tickets to NASCAR race)

    Two Hundred (200) Local Challenge Prize Packages: Dickies jacket and either: (i) two NASCAR race tickets; or (ii) Irwin Tool Bag with an assortment of Irwin Tools.

    Contest ends November 9 2008. The top Semi-Final Challenge Prize winner from North America and the top Local Challenge Prize winner from Australia will have the opportunity to participate in a contest in the United States to compete against one another at the Grand Prize Challenge. The individual who fully completes the Grand Prize Challenge with the best time (i.e., the shortest time will be deemed the Grand Prize winner.

    For complete contest rules and a list of scheduled events visit: IrnwinChallenge.com


    The Goody’s Headache of the Race Contest

    Ends: November 17, 2008

  • Your vote will help decide which drivers had the biggest headache. Who zigged when they should of zagged? Who got a little too up close and personal with another driver and wound up in the wall? Who tried to squeeze one too many laps out of his tires? Which driver had the most frustrating race? You decide – vote for The Goody’s Headache of the Race™. And maybe you’ll end up in the winner’s circle!Grand Prize (1): One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a NASCAR Race Weekend Trip in August, 2009 or other dates as selected by Sponsor to Bristol, TN. The Trip will consist of two (2) tickets for two (2) to the Cup Series Race, and any other races that might be held that weekend at the race track in Bristol, TN; round-trip coach airfare for two (2) from the major airport nearest Grand Prize Winner’s residence to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville, TN; four (4) days/three (3) nights hotel; two 2-day Goody’s Suite admission tickets to see races at the Race Track; Pit passes, if available; and Five Hundred Dollars ($500) spending money.First Prizes (38 Prizes/1 per Cup Series Race): Thirty-Eight (38) First Prize Winners, One (1) per Cup Series Race, will each receive a Goody’s Cool Orange Cap.Contest ends November 17, 2008. 38 First Prize Drawings/1 Drawing per Cup Series Race: Within approximately six (6) days after the conclusion of each Cup Series Race, the name of one (1) potential First Prize Winner will be selected per Cup Series Race and the potential First Prize Winner notified by an independent judging organization, from among all eligible Official Votes cast and received during that particular Cup Series Race’s Voting Period.

    Grand Prize Headache Drawing (1): On or about 12/17/08, the name of one (1) potential Grand Prize Headache Winner will be selected by an independent judging agency, from among all of the eligible Official Votes cast and received in each of the thirty-eight (38) 2008 Cup Series Races. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by phone and/or mail on or about 12/31/08.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: GoodysPowder.com


    Focus on the Family 2008 Motor Racing Sweepstakes

    Ends: November 20, 2008

  • Enter the Focus on the Family 2008 Motor Racing Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to the 2009 Daytona 500!One (1) Grand Prize: One Grand Prize winner will be selected after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. One trip prize will be awarded, consisting of the following: Trip for two, winner and one guest, to the Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Florida, on February 15, 2009. The Grand Prize consists of round-trip coach air transportation; hotel accommodations for two nights [one room/double occupancy] in Daytona Beach or vicinity on February 14 and 15, 2009; reimbursement of reasonable rental car expenses incurred by winner during the trip in the Daytona Beach vicinity; and two infield pit passes to the Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Florida, on February 15, 2009.First Prizes: One First Prize winner will be selected each month during the Sweepstakes Period. Each First Prize will consist of one team racing jacket.Contest ends November 20, 2008. The prospective Grand Prize winner will be selected at random on or about January 4, 2009, from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes will be final and binding. Within one (1) week of the drawing, the prospective winner will be notified by phone, e-mail, and/or overnight mail.

    First Prize Winners: The prospective First Prize Winners will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing within eight (8) weeks after the conclusion of the each month’s Race Events, from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor at the respective month’s Race Events and from eligible Online Entries received during that same respective month.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: Family.org


    Crown Royal’s “Your Name Here 400” Sweepstakes

    Ends: November 21, 2008

  • Enter now to have a NASCAR Sprint Cup Race named after you & win an ultimate race experience at Richmond Int’l Raceway!One Grand Prize: An ultimate race experience at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA for the winner and guest that may include some or all of the following: Name entitlement of a 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to be presented by Crown Royal (Ex. Crown Royal presents the Joe Smith 400) and will include some or all of the following: dropping the green flag to start the race, meeting the Crown Royal NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, pre-race tour of pit row, infield access, access to the Crown Royal luxury suite and RV during the race, access to Victory Lane at end of the race, Crown Royal racing souvenirs, round trip coach class airfare to the race city from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence, double occupancy room accommodations for three days/two nights, per diem, ground transportation between destination airport/hotel and hotel/race track. All other expenses are winner’s responsibility.Ten Finalist Prizes: A trip for two to the 2009 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL that may include some or all of the following: tickets to the race, Crown Royal chalet access, infield access, pre-race tour of pit row, meeting the Crown Royal NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, round trip coach air travel from the major airport closest to winner’s residence, double occupancy room accommodations for three days/two nights, per diem and ground transportation between destination airport/hotel and hotel/race track. All other expenses are winner’s responsibility.Contest ends November 21, 2008. Winners will be determined on or about January 2, 2009 by an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this contest. The winners will be notified by mail on or about January 7, 2009.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: CrownRoyal.com


    Lenox Extra-Mile Hero Contest

    Ends: November 30, 2008

  • Nominate your Lenox Extra Mile Hero – you could win a trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Race, scheduled for June 28, 2009 in Loudon, NH – Also win a chance to win $1,000,000 if Jeff Burton wins the Lenox 301!Nominee Finalist Prize (10): A check for $3,100 awarded to the finalist and additionally a check for $3,100 to be donated to the not-for-profit charity of finalist’s choice. Each finalist will also receive a trip for finalist and (1) one guest to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Race, scheduled for June 28, 2009 in Loudon, NH. Trip is for 4 days/3 nights and includes roundtrip coach air travel from major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence to Loudon, NH, ground transportation between airport and hotel, admission to race for two persons, and standard double occupancy hotel accommodations.Winner – $1,000,000 if Jeff Burton wins the LENOX 301. $31,000 plus $31,000 to charity otherwise.Contest ends November 30, 2008. During the Initial Judging Period, from 02/01/08 and through 11/30/08 each eligible Nominee will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges determined by Sponsor, and will be judged based on the following criteria: (a) Heroic value of the action (50%), (b) Positive impact made by the Nominee (30%) and (c) Professionalism demonstrated (20%). The judging will occur on a rolling basis and will take place at Fulfillment Systems, Inc in St. Cloud, MN. If more than one Submission is for the same Nominee, all such Submissions regarding that Nominee will be considered. Ten (10) top Nominees will be chosen as finalists by the Official Judges. In the event of a tie, the finalist(s) will be selected based on which Nominee(s) (among the tied Nominees) has the highest/higher score in the “Heroic value of action” criterion. Those chosen as finalists will be notified by mail on or about January 7, 2009.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: LenoxHero.com


    General Mills “Fuel up for Free with Car 43” Gas Giveaway

    Ends: November 30, 2008

  • Fuel up for Free with Car 43! As a thank you for purchasing bakery items from your local supermarket bakery, we’re celebrating the legacy of Car 43 by giving away gas cards!Prizes: There are one thousand five hundred and fifty (1,550) prizes. Each prize is a twenty-five dollar ($25) gas card. Terms and conditions of gas gift cards apply.Contest ends November 30, 2008. Instant Win Game Prize Selection and Verification of Potential Winners: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Instant Win Game and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters. There will be one thousand five hundred fifty (1,550) random, computer-generated winning times during the Promotion Period. One thousand eighty-five (1,085) winning times will be generated from February 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008 and four hundred sixty-five (465) winning times will be generated from June 1, 2008 to November 1, 2008.For complete contest rules and to enter, visit: GeneralMills.net)


    ThermaCELL 2008 Ultimate Racing Sweepstakes

    Ends: December 1, 2008

  • Register for a chance to win a NASCAR fan’s dream trip to the 2009 Spring Talladega Race Weekend!Grand Prize: The prize will include two tickets to the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009, two tickets to the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009 plus tickets to all the qualifying events; all above mentioned events scheduled to be held at Talladega Superspeedway; one hotel room for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night of the race weekend; roundtrip airfare from the international airport closest to the winner’s residence to Atlanta, Georgia; and a VIP race tour before the Sprint Cup Sunday race which includes a tour of the garage and pit road and a trip to victory lane.First Prize: ThermaCELL Product Gift Basket. Total number of prizes to be awarded is three.Contest ends December 1, 2008. The winners will be selected by random drawing on or about December 15th, 2008 from among all eligible entries received.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: mosquitorepellent.com


    Del Monte Foods/Meaty Bone “Bold, Meaty Adventures” Sweepstakes

    Ends: December 1, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a Ryan Newman Signature 2008 Dodge RAM Truck!Sweepstakes Grand Prize: one (1) 2008 Dodge RAM 1500, 5.7 Liter V8 Engine, Quad Cab, including customized Meaty Bone decals and a Ryan Newman Signature decal, and one year supply of Meaty Bone Dog Biscuits, which will be awarded as twelve (12) coupons, (1 per month), redeemable for one 22.5 oz product package with a maximum value of $4.00 per coupon.Sweepstakes First Prize: one Ranger Boats fishing boat (the “Boat”) with fishing accessories package, which includes G-Loomis Fishing Pole, a tackle box and miscellaneous accessories, and one year supply of Meaty Bone Dog Biscuits, which will be awarded as twelve coupons, redeemable for one 22.5 oz product package with a maximum value of $4.00 per coupon.Sweepstakes Second Prizes: one Camping Gear Package, each consisting of a tent, a Charcoal grill, two sleeping bags, and a cooler, and one year supply of Meaty Bone Dog Biscuits, which will be awarded as twelve coupons, redeemable for one 22.5 oz product package with a maximum value of $4.00 per coupon.

    T-Shirt Prizes: one T-Shirt with the Meaty Bone logo.

    Contest ends December 1, 2008. On or about December 12, 2008 an independent judging organization will first randomly draw one entry to determine the potential Grand Prize winner from among all eligible entries received; subsequently, the Promotion Judges will randomly draw one entry to determine the potential First Prize winner, and then three entries to determine the potential Second Prize winners; and then twenty five entries to determine the potential T-Shirt prize winners.

    For complete contest rules and to enter visit: MeatyBone.com


    Vegas “Suite Life” Sweepstakes

    Ends: December 31, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to win a trip to the 2009 NASCAR weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for you and 3 friends! Not only will you enjoy the race, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a Vegas show and $10,000!One (1) Grand Prize: A trip for four, to be taken during 2009 to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Sprint Cup Qualifying, Nationwide Series Race, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Race. Grand Prize package includes: Four premium tickets, cold garage and victory lane passes to Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Four round trip coach class airline tickets to the event from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence to Las Vegas; deluxe double occupancy hotel accommodations for four nights (two rooms); Four VIP tickets to a Vegas Show; Limo service to and from track for NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying and Nationwide Series Races; Limo service to and from the Helicopter pad for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race; Helicopter to and from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Live Radio Interview; and $10,000 cash.Contest ends December 31, 2008. Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 18, 2009 from all eligible entries received. The judge who pulls the winning names will be the official conductor of the drawing. The judge’s decisions arefinal and binding in all respects. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: gospeedway.com

    PRN’s Garage Giveaway 2 Sweepstakes

    Ends: December 31, 2008

  • Enter for your chance to give your garage a makeover with a new 2009 Chevy Malibu and a VIP to an SMI Speedway to pick it up!One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) 2009 Chevy Malibu LTZ plus a trip for two (2), to be taken during 2009 to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Race determined by sponsor. The “Event” includes: two (2) premium tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race selected by Sponsor, cold garage and pit passes; Two (2) round trip coach class airline tickets to the event from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence; Deluxe hotel accommodations for two nights (double occupancy).Contest ends December 31, 2008. The grand prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 18, 2009 from all eligible entries received. The judge who pulls the winning names will be the official conductor of the drawing. The judge’s decisions are final and binding in all respects. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges.For complete contest rules and to enter visit: gospeedway.com


    3M 2008 Performance Driven Instant Win Game

    Ends: February 28, 2009

  • Enter 3M’s Instant Win Game for your chance to win a trip to a 2009 NASCAR sanctioned race including air transportation, hotel accommodations and suite tickets!Grand Prize: Trip for two (2) to a Sponsor-specified 2009 NASCAR sanctioned race. Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for two, 4 days/3 nights hotel accommodations at Sponsor-specified hotel and suite tickets.First Prize – Five Hundred (500): A 3M Performance Driven Hat.
    Second Prize – Five Thousand (5,000): A 3M Duffle Bag.
    Third Prize – Five Thousand (5,000): 3M Performance Driven T-shirt (size XL).
    Fourth Prize – Ten Thousand (10,000): Race Day Credential Holder.Contest ends February 28, 2009. Look for the promotional code on any promotional package of Scotch-Blue Painter’s Tape, 3M Hand-Masker Products, Scotch Duct Tape or 3M Adhesive Products which can be purchased at any participating retailer March 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009 or until all promotional product supplies are exhausted, whichever occurs first. Go online and click on the “Enter Now” game icon. Follow the instructions to submit your code and personal information as instructed in order to determine whether your play has been chosen as a potential instant winner in accordance with the random online distribution of winners throughout the Promotion.

    For complete contest rules, get your free game code, and to enter visit:PerformanceDriven08.com

  • Big George finally gets wish, but after he dies….

    Mike Harmon was standing at the garage gate Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, waiting for clearance to begin work on his Nationwide Series car, when a random lady approached with a bewildering request. She introduced herself as Mara Brodeur, an ardent race fan from Medford, Ore., who was camping in the infield with a group of friends for the race. But one of those friends was missing — Big George. George Helms was a diehard. He loved NASCAR, dreamed of someday attacking the high-banks at Daytona or Bristol or Darlington. But he never got that chance. They called him Big George for a reason. He stood 6-foot-5 and weighed 400 pounds and thus couldn’t fit in a racecar. So when Big George died last December — of a heart attack at age 54 — Mara set out to make certain his dream didn’t die, too. “They had his ashes in an urn and wanted me to ride him around the racetrack,” Harmon said, with a chuckle, as he stared at the ground as if to deflect the attention. As a whole, racecar drivers are a superstitious lot. Not many guys would do this, but Harmon has his reasons. He’s cheated death. At Bristol Motor Speedway in 2002, Harmon narrowly escaped death in a crash during practice that Kenny Wallace called “the worst wreck in NASCAR history.” And then there was history. Harmon was moved by a tribute performed by Top Fuel drag racer Brandon Bernstein at Bristol Dragway, when he placed the ashes of a fan in the parachute of his car during a race. So he took the urn and taped it to the fire extinguisher of his car, and there it rode for the entire practice session Friday afternoon. Afterwards, overcome with emotion, Big George’s friends hugged Mike and thanked him for making Big Georges Dream come True.