CONCORD, N.C. -- Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – and Daytona International Speedway are teaming up this fall to give racing fans the chance to win a Chevrolet Camaro 2SS convertible and a trip to the 2013 season-opening Daytona 500.
“The Great American Race Fan” Photo Contest opened Sept. 30 during the network’s live broadcast of the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race from Dover International Speedway. It runs through Nov. 30 with winners to be announced on Monday, Dec. 3.
The Grand Prize winner will receive the keys to a 2013 Camaro convertible during pre-race ceremonies for “The Great American Race” on Feb. 24, 2013, and then take it for an unforgettable “Sunday Drive” around the 2.5-mile oval on one of the parade laps.
To enter the contest, consumers must submit photos showing what makes them the “greatest” and “most authentic” race fan. Contest entries may be posted at www.motorracingnetwork.com or www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Fans also may enter by visiting MRN and DIS Facebook pages.
“Motor Racing Network and Daytona International Speedway have built a strong partnership through the years and we’re honored to have Chevrolet join us for this program,” said MRN President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “It’s a great way for us to create additional excitement for a new NASCAR season, tap into the enthusiasm and passion of our fans, and steer them to the broad range of information and services available on our respective websites.”
In addition to the Camaro convertible, the Grand Prize winner will receive a 2013 Daytona 500 VIP experience that includes two grandstand tickets to the race, a tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage and an introduction to the crowd during pre-race activities.
Two First Prize winners will each receive a pair of tickets to the 2013 Daytona 500.
Contest photos may be submitted until Nov. 4. A committee comprised of staff from Motor Racing Network and Daytona International Speedway will then select 10 finalists, with internet voting open from Nov. 9-30 at MotorRacingNetwork.com and DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.
“The Great American Race Fan” Photo Contest is being supported with regular mentions in MRN and DIS online newsletters, through Facebook and Twitter messaging, and by live promotional reads during the network’s Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series broadcasts during the balance of the 2012 season.
Tickets for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 can be purchased by visiting DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or calling 1-800-PITSHOP (748-7467).
ABOUT THE DAYTONA 500
Historic Daytona International Speedway is home to the Daytona 500 – “The Great American Race” and NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious event. The Daytona 500 is held annually each February and many of NASCAR’s greats have captured the coveted Harley J. Earl winner’s trophy … Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Trevor Bayne and – most recently – Matt Kenseth.
ABOUT MOTOR RACING NETWORK
Motor Racing Network, now in its 43rd year of broadcasting, is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation and the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing, sports car racing and related radio programming. MRN’s award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to more than 650 radio stations nationwide plus the American Forces Network. Motor Racing Network is the largest independent sports radio network in America.
Tickets for the NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 – start at $65 and are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
For the second straight year, the Speedway is offering special youth pricing for the Daytona 500. Children 12 and under will receive 50 percent off all backstretch grandstand seats for the Daytona 500 while supplies last. In addition, children 12 and under are free in the Sprint FANZONE throughout Budweiser Speedweeks.
Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest for all the latest news all season long.
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