Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NASCAR.com has $100,000 Sprint Cup Chase promotion going for fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 2, 2014) – Do you think you can predict the perfect Chase for the NASCAR Sprint CupTM grid? Beginning Sunday, September 7 on NASCAR.com, sports fans everywhere will have a chance to do just that: fill out a perfect Chase Grid™ – from the Challenger Round, which begins at Chicagoland Speedway®, to the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM – for a chance to win $100,000.

Filling out the PERFECT CHASE GRID CHALLENGE will be easy. Once the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway® (Saturday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC), fans will be able to log on to www.NASCAR.com/grid and make their predictions on how they think NASCAR’s brand new playoff system will transpire.

“Everyone loves making predictions. The new Chase Grid games on NASCAR.com are going to give sports fans an interactive way to engage directly with the brand new Chase format,” said Colin Smith, managing director, NASCAR Digital Media. “If competing against friends and fellow fans isn’t motivation enough, there will also be chances to win some great prizes for those entrants who prove to be the most accurate.”

Entrants can achieve the “perfect grid” by accurately selecting each driver who will advance through the different stages of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. They will also need to accurately predict the four drivers who will compete in the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including who will be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion™ and the finishing positions of the remaining three drivers relative to each other.

NASCAR.com will also offer a round-by-round game called CHASE GRID BATTLE. Entrants will still predict which drivers they think will advance, but one round at a time. Points will be accumulated based on the number of correct picks and the correct ranking amongst advancing drivers. Prizes will be awarded to four individual round winners, as well as the top three overall.

The Chase Grid games will be open for registration until 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 14 when the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins at Chicagoland Speedway (2 p.m. ET, ESPN). Both games were designed and built in conjunction with NASCAR Digital Media partner Omnigon, the New York-based digital consulting firm.

For more information and rules on the PERFECT CHASE GRID CHALLENGE and the CHASE GRID BATTLE, log on towww.NASCAR.com/grid.

The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond International Speedway on Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast live on ABC, MRN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

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