Paint scheme winner named

MINNEAPOLIS-(October 17, 2000)-Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn officials announced today that Donna Miner of Milbank, South Dakota, is the grand prize winner of the Pop Secret "Guess Richard Petty's Favorite Paint Scheme" Sweepstakes. Miner will be...

MINNEAPOLIS-(October 17, 2000)-Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn officials announced today that Donna Miner of Milbank, South Dakota, is the grand prize winner of the Pop Secret "Guess Richard Petty's Favorite Paint Scheme" Sweepstakes. Miner will be Petty's guest this weekend at the Pop Secret 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race at North Carolina Speedway to watch John Andretti race Petty's favorite Pop Secret No. 43 Pontiac. As part of the grand prize, Miner is guaranteed to take home $25,000 this weekend, but could win additional cash based on Andretti's performance in the race. Fans were asked to enter the online sweepstakes at www.popsecret.com and guess which of three Pop Secret No. 43 Pontiacs was Richard Petty's favorite. Each car paid tribute to Petty's legendary career. Petty chose the "Butter Bomber" as his favorite, stating that it was a tough decision over the "Pop Rod," and "Kernel Cruiser." Miner's name was drawn from those who correctly guessed the "Butter Bomber" and was awarded the grand prize.

Miner was awarded a trip for two to this weekend's race and at least $25,000, but could win over $86,000 depending on Andretti's performance in the Pop Secret 400. Miner will win $43 for every lap Andretti completes during the race, $430 for every position Andretti improves from his qualifying position to the finish, $4,300 if Andretti wins the pole, $4,300 if he leads the most laps and $4,300 if the No. 43 finishes in the top-ten. Miner will also be awarded $43,000 if Andretti wins the Pop Secret 400.

"This has been a fun opportunity for NASCAR fans to think like the 'King'," said John Starkey, Marketing Manager for Pop Secret. "The 'Butter Bomber' looks great and we are looking forward to awarding Donna Miner a lot more cash this weekend with John Andretti's help."

"It would be great to present Donna with a check for $86,000," said Andretti, who will pilot the "Butter Bomber" Pontiac this weekend. "It would be great to see the smile on her face, as well as on mine because that would mean that I won the Pop Secret 400."

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn is a product of General Mills, the primary sponsor of Petty Enterprises No. 43 Pontiac. Other General Mills sponsors include Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper, and Box Tops for Education, General Mills' program to raise money for America's schools.

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Series Automotive , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , John Starkey , Richard Petty