A.J. Allmendinger says that their is a chance he could move over to the USA F-1 team that is being formed.
Got this in a press release:
M&M'S® AND NASCAR.COM CELEBRATE
THE COLORFUL PASSION OF NASCAR FANS
Gives Popular "Fan Generated" Contest a Tune-Up for the 2009 NASCAR SeasonMars Snackfood US and NASCAR.COM® announced today the kick off of the popular "The Most Colorful Fan™ of NASCAR Contest," which celebrates all of the enthusiastic NASCAR fans throughout the country. Just like America 's favorite candy known for colorful chocolate fun, the contest: "M&M'S Seeks the Most Colorful Fan™ of NASCAR" recognizes, celebrates and rewards all NASCAR fans, no matter which driver they root for. The contest is hosted by NASCAR.COM, the official Web site of NASCAR.
Beginning with the www.NASCAR.com/MostColorfulFan. Fans can also share their own colorful photos with their family and friends, through a special "Send to a Friend" feature. on February 15, and continuing for 24 weeks, fans can showcase their unmatched love for the sport, as well as their favorite teams and drivers, by uploading their most colorful racing-themed photos to
Through the contest
page at NASCAR.COM, fans can also cast their vote to help choose the weekly
winners, as well as three finalists who will vie for the title as The Most
Colorful Fan™ of NASCAR. As NASCAR's elite head into The
Chase for the Sprint Cup, the 24 weekly winners will compete head-to-head
during the "Photo Playoffs," a three round elimination tournament
where photos with the most fan votes advance to the next round until only three
"The Most Colorful Fan™ of NASCAR Contest was a huge success last year, which is why we're so excited about bringing it back in 2009," said Suzanne Beaudoin, vice president, Sponsorships and Sports Marketing, Mars North America. "We think the contest is so unique because everything is 'fan generated' - they upload and share their own photographs, as well as decide the weekly winners and the ."
"NASCAR.com is extremely pleased to again partner with Mars to extend this fan-favorite," commented Walker Jacobs, senior vice president of and Entertainment Digital. "We're always seeking innovative ways to allow our advertising partners to connect with our audiences, and The Most Colorful Fan™ was one of our most successful promotions. The contest leverages the NASCAR.COM community with user-generated content to allow them to interact with both brands in a totally new way."
"Focusing on fans, the core of
our sport, is essential to NASCAR's success," said Jim
O'Connell, vice president of Corporate Marketing for NASCAR.
"M&M'S' 'Most Colorful Fan™ of NASCAR'
is an outstanding promotion which brings out the passion and creativity of our
fans, and rewards them in a fun and memorable way."
Each week of the contest, the votes submitted on NASCAR.COM will be tabulated and the photo with the highest average rating and a minimum number of votes will be selected as that week's winner. Each weekly winner will receive a $200 g if t card and will also be automatically entered into the "Photo Playoffs" for a chance to win the grand prize, a VIP trip to the Sprint Cup Race in Homestead-Miami in November. In addition, this year's promotion features an instant-win game with two hundred (200) twenty-five dollar ($25.00) g if t card instant-win prizes available.
M&Ms is the
official chocolate of NASCAR. For more information about The Most
Colorful Fan™ of NASCAR Contest, visit www.NASCAR.COM/MostColorfulFan.