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Let The Fans Be Heard: Sprint Fan Vote Returns

Thursday, Mar 19 1669
A favorite isn’t always the winner – as the Sprint Fan Vote’s history suggests. In the last 10 seasons, fans have voted 10 different drivers into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including names like Danica Patrick, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

You never know who will win. That’s what makes voting so important. Polls are open for the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote – and unpredictability will take center stage until the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 16. Fans can vote their favorite Sprint Fan Vote-eligible driver into the All-Star Race by casting ballots daily. Voting closes at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15, one day before the green flag. 

For the first time in program history, votes shared via Facebook and/or Twitter will count as double towards a driver’s total. Fans can vote daily with a maximum of one vote per day per unique email address by downloading the NASCAR MOBILE application or visiting NASCAR.com/SprintFanVote. Eligible voters can also enter into the Sprint Fan Vote sweepstakes, in which one lucky Sprint Fan Vote participant will win a trip for two to any 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

The winner of the Sprint Fan Vote will be announced in Victory Lane following the conclusion of the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 15.

To date, 32 drivers are eligible for the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote. Eligibility for participation is restricted to those drivers who have been approved by NASCAR for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and have met all other eligibility requirements. Amongst those eligibility requirements, drivers must have attempted to qualify for the 2015 Daytona 500 and race in the Sprint Showdown. Any eligible Sprint Fan Vote candidate who wins a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race during the 2015 season will automatically earn a spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the driver’s name will be removed from the Sprint Fan Vote ballot with their existing votes voided.

To engage in the #SprintAllStar Race conversation throughout the #SprintFanVote window, fans are encouraged to follow @MissSprintCup, @CLTMotorSpdwy and @NASCAR on Twitter.

Fans can catch the entire weekend of May 15-16 All-Star action for just $99, including the Sprint Showdown, North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Rayovac presents Little Big Town pre-race concert, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race qualifying and the biggest all-star event in sports, the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. For an additional $20, fans can purchase a special Golden Ticket for early stagefront access to the Little Big Town concert. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Tune in to the Sprint Showdown at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15 on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio. Then catch NASCAR’s biggest stars in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 16 with coverage of qualifying starting at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Sprint All-Star Race live on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.

The 32 drivers (as of March 19) eligible for the Sprint Fan Vote include:

1.   Justin Allgaier

2.   Michael Annett

3.   Trevor Bayne

4.   Greg Biffle

5.   Ryan Blaney

6.   Alex Bowman

7.   Clint Bowyer

8.   Jeb Burton

9.   Landon Cassill

10.  Austin Dillon

11.  Ty Dillon

12.  David Gilliland

13.  Ron Hornaday Jr.

14.  Sam Hornish Jr.

15.  Bobby Labonte

16.  Kyle Larson

17.  Justin Marks

18.  Michael McDowell

19.  Casey Mears

20.  Paul Menard

21.  Danica Patrick

22.  David Ragan

23.  Johnny Sauter

24.  Brian Scott

25.  Reed Sorenson

26.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

27.  Martin Truex, Jr.

28.  Mike Wallace

29.  Michael Waltrip

30  Cole Whitt

31.  Josh Wise

32.  JJ Yeley

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