Tony Stewart Pulls Away From Carl Edwards To Advance To Round 3 Of The “Drive For The Cover” Campaign
Posted by: Candice Corrigan, follow @candicecorrigan
June 18, 2012
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2012) – Tony Stewart fans made sure that Carl Edwards didn’t get a second chance to defeat Smoke on his way to another title, this time for the right to be the cover driver for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.
In a memorable Round 1, Greg Biffle upset fan-favorite Jimmie Johnson and Marcos Ambrose led all drivers in total votes, but neither driver was able to keep the momentum in Round 2 of the the “Drive for the Cover” Facebook campaign. Biffle fell to veteran Mark Martin and Ambrose couldn’t slow Denny Hamlin’s late surge Sunday evening.
Round 2 saw several very close matchups, leading to head-to-head matchups with NASCAR’s biggest stars in Round 3. After edging Kyle Busch by less than 1,000 votes, Danica Patrick will face her JR Motorsports boss, Dale Earnhardt Jr., in what is expected to be one of the closest matchups of the tournament. Martin’s victory over Greg Biffle lands him a very tough third round matchup against Kasey Kahne, and Ryan Newman’s reward for defeating Brad Keselowski, is a tough battle with Jeff Gordon to get to the semi-finals. With only two rounds left, below are the head-to-head matchups for Round 3:
The campaign will continue to let NASCAR fans vote in a bracketed tournament that is hosted entirely on NASCAR The Game’s Facebook page, and can be easily accessed at www.nascarthegame.com/vote.
Voting for Round 3 of the “Drive for the Cover” campaign begins today with four weeks remaining in the campaign to select the driver who will adorn the cover of NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.
Here is the voting schedule, which culminates in July:
MAY 24 – Voting Opens (32 drivers)
JUNE 10 – First Round Closes (16 drivers)
JUNE 17 – Second Round Closes (8 drivers)
JUNE 24 – Third Round Closes (4 drivers)
JUNE 30 – Fourth Round Closes (2 drivers)
JULY 15 – Final Round Closes (Champion)
Visit www.nascarthegame.com/vote to participate in the “Drive for the Cover” campaign.
NASCAR The Game: Inside Line video trailer is available at NASCARTheGame.com/DriveFTC
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