Sprint lets fans help design a race
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Sprint has taken fan participation in NASCAR to the next level.
Race fans cant pick the drivers who will compete in the Sprint Unlimited non-points race at Daytona International Speedway or the winner, but theyll play a role in just about everything else.
Between now and the time the race gets underway, race fans will determine much of the design of the race the number of laps in each segment; the type of pit stop or whether there will be one at all; how many, if any, cars are eliminated after the second segment; and what firesuit Miss Sprint Cup will wear in Victory Lane with the winner.
Votes can be cast on NASCARs official mobile app or at NASCAR.com/Unlimited. Votes made on the mobile app will count twice.
The thing I love about this race is, its short, its intense, you have to push hard every single lap, said driver Jeff Gordon. In that sense, we are going to take that to the next level because you dont know what is coming next.
You dont know if you can be eliminated, you dont know if it might be no tires, four tires or two tires.
The voting window for the race format will close on Feb. 13. The remaining votes will continue into the actual race broadcast.