Fans to vote on All-Star Challenge

Fans Get Chance to Vote in Driver for NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge Fan Vote Available Via Several Channels CONCORD, N.C. (April 21, 2006) -- For the third straight year, NASCAR fans will choose an at-large driver for the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL...

Fans Get Chance to Vote in Driver for NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge
Fan Vote Available Via Several Channels

CONCORD, N.C. (April 21, 2006) -- For the third straight year, NASCAR fans will choose an at-large driver for the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20 (FX, 7 p.m. ET).

Fans will have the opportunity to vote in one driver among the top 50 in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series points who is not already on the list of eligible drivers for this year's all-star event. Voting is now available through the following channels:

• On-line at www.NASCAR.Com
• Sprint or Nextel phones by text messaging "NASCAR" to 7777 on your Sprint or Nextel web-enabled phone and follow the received directions
• Trackside at the Nextel Experience
• Participating Sprint and Nextel retail locations
• Bass Pro Shop retail locations

In 2005, nearly 440,000 votes were cast, with Martin Truex, Jr. topping the fan vote to secure a position in the field.

The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge kicks off May 20 at 7:30 p.m. with the running of the NEXTEL Open, a 30-lap race divided into two segments featuring drivers who rank in the top 50 in the points standings, but have not yet qualified to run in the All-Star Challenge. The winner of the Open advances to the All-Star Challenge, which begins at 9 p.m. and is a 90-lap competition, divided into three segments. The race winner will receive prize money in excess of $1 million.

Tickets for the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge can be purchased online at www.Lowesmotorspeedway.com, at the Lowe's Motor Speedway Ticket Office or by calling (800) 455-FANS.

-nascar

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Martin Truex Jr.