NASCAR Fans to Vote on Starting Lineup of Sprint Unlimited
With Sprint taking on the sponsorship of the non-points race to kick off Speedweeks, fans have been given a voice in determining key elements of the race prior to race day. But on race day, there remain more fan decisions to be made before the green flag waves on the Sprint Unlimited Saturday, Feb 16th under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.
On race day, fans will have three options to determine the order that the drivers will line up for the fan favorite, star-studded race.
1) Number of career wins (most to least)
2) 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final driver point standings
3) The order of when drivers earned their pole position in 2012 (Daytona 500 first place – Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford 400 last place)
Fans attending the race can cast their vote through a digital app at one of four Daytona Rewards Stations on Daytona International Speedway property or via electronic texting on race day.
The Daytona Rewards Stations will be located in the Midway, Sprint FANZONE, DIS Ticket and Tours Building and at the Gate-8 Pedestrian Bridge. Information on how to submit votes via text will be promoted throughout the day to race fans on property at the “World Center of Racing.” Voting for the starting lineup will take place on Saturday only from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Besides the fan vote on the starting lineup, fans in attendance will be eligible to receive special upgraded race experiences including roles as Grand Marshal, Honorary Starter, and trophy presenter. Fans can also help deliver the trophy to Gatorade Victory Lane or participate in driver introductions during pre-race ceremonies.
Both attending and non-attending fans can submit votes prior to The Sprint Unlimited, to shape race elements such as length of each race segment, type of team pit stop after first segment, how many cars will be eliminated after the second segment and the type of fire suit Miss Sprint Cup will wear. Fans can vote at NASCAR.com/sprintunlimited or on the NASCAR Mobile ’13 app; voting on the format of the race will end at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 13 while voting for the other categories close during different stages of the race.
The format for selecting The Sprint Unlimited field of drivers is returning to its more traditional eligibility, consisting of pole winners from the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Sprint Unlimited who have attempted to qualify for at least one race during the 2012 season.
The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona coverage is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. live on FOX and MRN Radio.