By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com Concord, NC - RJR Reynolds, long time sponsor of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series will again pair five fan contestants with five NASCAR Teams for a chance to win one million dollars. Drivers are also competing...
By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com
Concord, NC - RJR Reynolds, long time sponsor of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series will again pair five fan contestants with five NASCAR Teams for a chance to win one million dollars.
Drivers are also competing for a million dollar prize.
Drivers become eligible by finishing in the top five in the previous No Bull Contest.
The No Bull promotion replaced the Winston Million in 1998.
In the previous sixteen contests there have been ten winners, for a total purse in the promotion for twenty million dollars.
The ten wins were collected by Jeff Gordon (4wins), Jeff Burton (3 wins), Dale Jarrett (2 wins), and the late Dale Earnhardt who won at the Winston five hundred.
Fans are selected at random through a nationwide sweepstakes. and are then paired with participating drivers.
"Any time you have a promotion that has a winner ten times in the first three years that is a pretty good batting average", notes Denny Darnell of Sports Marketing Enterprises.
Competing in the No Bull Challenge at Charlotte are Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin, and Todd Bodine.
All became eligible for the contest by virtue of there finish at the March race in Las Vegas.
An event where Gordon scored a No Bull win, and taking home the big money for him and a lucky fan.
Marlene Schillinger of Bradford Pa is paired with the four time No Bull Winner.
"When I kept thinking what driver I wanted to be paired with his name kept popping into my head".
Gordon, who has the best average in the events, is ready to take on the Challenge.
"I think it is incredible what RJR does. I get just as excited for the fan that wins, than I do winning myself", expressed Gordon who will start the race on the outside pole.
Gordon, who is coming off a win at the Winston, has a solid record at Charlotte, the facility where he won his first race of his Winston Cup career in 1994.