FAN PICKS RACE WINNER CORRECTLY IN FIRST WEEK OF RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY’S $100K TOP 10 FOR THE WIN CONTEST

Richmond, VA (February 23, 2011)RIR Release—Only one of thousands of contestants in week one of Richmond International Raceway’s $100K Top 10 For the Win contest picked Trevor Bayne to win the Daytona 500. That means Joe Winiecki of Forest Lake, MN earns the weekly prize, a Richmond International Raceway hat autographed by a NASCAR driver. Not only did Winiecki pick the correct position for Bayne, but he also correctly predicted Carl Edwards to finish second.

In all, Winiecki had five of the top 10 drivers, but only the first two were in the correct order. No contestant had all top 10 drivers in any order.

Richmond International Raceway’s $100K Top 10 For the Win contest is open every week there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the 2011 season. Contestants are asked to visit www.rir.com/contest and predict the exact finishing order of the top 10 for the upcoming race. Entries are accepted beginning Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. EST prior to the race and the entry cutoff is Friday at noon EST. Should a contestant correctly predict the exact top 10 finishing order of a race, he or she will win $100,000 from Richmond International Raceway.

Grab your tickets now for NASCAR’s return to Richmond International Raceway.  The NASCAR Tripleheader April 28-30, is highlighted by the Saturday, April 30 Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Sprint Cup Series race. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at www.rir.com or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

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