Sunday, July 31, 2011

Paul Menard Qualifies for Sprint Summer Showdown

Earns Chance at $3 Million Payout for Driver, Driver’s Charity and Lucky Race Fan.
Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – July 31, 2011 – With his win in Sunday’s Brickyard 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Paul Menard is qualified to be a finalist for a chance to earn a $3 million payout in the Sprint Summer Showdown presented by HTC EVO™ 3D.

If Menard can also win the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend, he will claim the Sprint Summer Showdown presented by HTC EVO 3D title and win $1 million for himself, $1 million for his designated charity, Habitat for Humanity, and $1 million dollars for a lucky race fan.

Later this week, a fan will be randomly selected from the pool of entrants who correctly picked Menard to win the Brickyard 400 at sprint.com/speed. That lucky fan will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway and be there in person to see whether Menard can win at Atlanta. If he claims the Sprint Summer Showdown presented by HTC EVO 3D, the fan will win $1 million.

Fans should visit sprint.com/speed before each of the four remaining qualifying races to choose which driver they think will win that week’s event. A different fan will be randomly selected after each race and will be in Atlanta for the final event of the six-consecutive-race series to cheer on their driver as he vies for the $3 million payout. Fans can change their picks until the scheduled start time for each event.

Sprint Summer Showdown presented by HTC EVO 3D Qualified Driver Information

Name           Race                                           Designated Charity
Paul Menard  Indianapolis Motor Speedway           Habitat for Humanity
                         Pocono Raceway
                         Watkins Glen International
                         Michigan International Speedway
                         Bristol Motor Speedway
                         Atlanta Motor Speedway

For contest rules and additional information, visit sprint.com/speed.

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