NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 
           === Fans determining pre-season race format at Daytona ===
 
 Daytona  Beach,FL  (Sports Network) -  Race fans will have  a lot to say about
 next  month's Sprint  Cup  Series pre-season  event  at Daytona  International
 Speedway.
 
 Officials  from  NASCAR and  Sprint announced  on Monday that  a fan vote will
 determine  the race  format for  the Feb.  16 Sprint  Unlimited at  Daytona --
 formerly  known  as the Budweiser  Shootout. Fans will be  able to vote on the
 number  of  laps in each  of the three  segments, the type  of pit stop a team
 makes  after the first  segment and how many cars will be eliminated after the
 second round.
 
 Fans  can  vote  on  NASCAR's  new  mobile  app,  NASCAR  Mobile  '13,  or  at
 NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited.  The voting window for the race will close on Feb.
 13.
 
 With  the pre-season, non-points  race at Daytona a total of 75 laps, fans can
 determine  the length  of the three segments  by choosing 40 laps, 20 laps, 15
 laps;  35, 30, 10 or 30, 25, 20. The choices for team pit stop include: no pit
 stop,  two-tire  change or four-tire change.  The selections for the number of
 cars elimination after the second segment are: none, two, four or six.
 
 Fans  will  also be able to  vote on the design  of the firesuit to be worn by
 Miss Sprint Cup in Daytona's Victory Lane.
 
 Fans will not be able to decide the number of competitors in the race. Twenty-
 two drivers are eligible for the event. Those eligible are pole winners during
 the  2012 Sprint  Cup  season or  past  champions of  the  pre-season race  at
 Daytona.
 
 01/21 17:27:47 ET

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