ATLANTA, June 3, 1999 - Five NASCAR Craftsman Series drivers soon will be behind the wheel of full-sized recreational vehicles for one of the year's most unusual races - the Citra Road Trip RV Challenge. And to make things more ...
ATLANTA, June 3, 1999 - Five NASCAR Craftsman Series drivers soon will be behind the wheel of full-sized recreational vehicles for one of the year's most unusual races - the Citra Road Trip RV Challenge. And to make things more interesting, it won't be over until four out of five of them run out of gas before reaching the checkered flag.
In the Citra Road Trip RV Challenge on June 5, NASCAR drivers Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Ron Hornaday, Andy Houston and Mike Wallace will pilot Fleetwood RVs around the Bristol Motor Speedway, accompanied by five college student finalists. In this particular race, it won't be speed that wins > instead, the last RV to run out of gas will be declared the winner. And in case the teams of NASCAR drivers and finalists need any help finding their way around the half-mile oval track, the MTV "Road Rules-Latin America" cast - Sarah, Holly, Abe, Brian and Josh - will be on hand to help navigate.
Each of the RVs in the Citra Road Trip RV Challenge will have different amounts of fuel. As each RV runs out of gas, it will sputter to a stop. The finalist riding in the last RV circling the track will win the grand prize, a fully customized Fleetwood RV similar to the one used on this season's MTV "Road Rules."
Student finalists who are riding shotgun were chosen from events on nearly 50 college campuses around the country. One grand-prize winner from each campus had his or her name entered in a random drawing. From this drawing, five finalists were arbitrarily selected for the chance to compete in the Citra Road Trip RV Challenge.
"This year, Citra has been on a virtual road trip, travelling to numerous cities and college campuses across the country," said Andrew Springate, Citra brand manager. "Having the Citra Road Trip stop at Bristol Motor Speedway is a great opportunity for Citra drinkers to experience the adventure and good times that the NASCAR Craftsman Series brings with it."
Driving the Grainger Ford, Biffle won the 1998 Cintas Rookie-of-the-Year title. Harvick, driver of the Porter-Cable Power Tools Ford, was named 1998 Driver of the Year by the Motor Sports Press Association. Hornaday, driver of the NAPA Brakes Chevrolet, became the first two-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion in 1998 and set records for total wins and short track victories. Houston, driver of The Cat Rental Stores Chevrolet, finished second in the 1998 rookie-of-the-year standings. And driving the Team ASE Racing Ford, Wallace won his first Bud Pole in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1998.