Clint Bowyer Wins Pennzoil Victory Burnout Challenge
CONCORD, N.C. (May 19, 2012) – After competing in four previous Pennzoil Victory Burnout Challenge’s, Clint Bowyer emerged as the victor in Saturday night’s competition, earning $10,000 that will be donated to his charity of choice – Emporia Community Fund.
The Pennzoil Victory Burnout Challenge is known as NASCAR’s version of a “slam dunk contest,” with the sport’s top talent showing off their post-win celebration abilities in classic NASCAR tire-smoking burnouts. This year’s format showcased five drivers burning rubber in identical cars prepared by the Richard Petty Driving Experience and had 30 seconds to execute and complete their respective runs. Fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway participated in a text-to-vote campaign where they voted by texting in specific codes that were placed on the World’s Largest HD Video Board and the top-two drivers advanced to the final voting round. The celebrity judging panel determined Bowyer as the 2012 winner who was awarded $10,000 for his designated charity, bragging rights and a guaranteed spot in the 2013 Pennzoil Victory Burnout Challenge.
In addition to Bowyer, this year’s all-star line-up included Shell-Pennzoil driver AJ Allmendinger, his Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski, 2010 burnout champion Joey Logano and 2011 event winner Kasey Kahne.
In addition to NASCAR’s biggest names, three celebrities joined the Judges’ Panel for the Pennzoil Victory Burnout Challenge, including the host of History Channel’s TOP SHOT show Colby Donaldson, Survivor’s most recent winner Kim Spradlin and Miss Sprint Cup’s Jaclyn Roney.
“It’s about time,” stated Bowyer after failing to be victorious in his four previous attempts. “I love competing in this event every year and I’m excited to finally win. My strategy was plain and simple – make the best donuts and the most amount of smoke. That’s what celebratory burnouts are all about.”
“What’s pretty cool about this event is the fact that I got to carry my charity’s logo – Emporia Community Foundation – on the car and the $10,000 donated prize will certainly help them in their efforts. The trophy is pretty cool, too. I’m definitely going to display that in my dirt shop!” concluded Bowyer.
The fans selected Bowyer and Kahne as the top-two drivers who performed the best burnouts. Both Spradlin and Donaldson determined that Bowyer executed the best burnout while Miss Sprint Cup chose Kahne as the best performer.
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