RALEIGH, N.C. – Advance Auto Parts has announced announced the six NASCAR short tracks moving into the final round of fan voting in the Advance My Track Challenge.
The following tracks will be part of the final round of voting, which takes place May 9-10. The track receiving the most fan votes will win $50,000 for track facility enhancements and community-based programs.
- Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa
- Alaska Raceway Park in Palmer, Alaska
- Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.
- Hudson Speedway in Hudson, N.H.
- La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wis.
- New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
The trackfinishing with the second-most votes receives $15,000, with the third-place track winning $10,000. Fans can cast their vote up to three times per day on AdvanceMyTrack.com.
“Our inaugural Advance My Track Challenge has already exceeded expectations in terms of fan support and engagement,” said Jason McDonell, Advance’s chief marketing officer. “We have enjoyed seeing the passion of race fans and how communities have rallied around their local NASCAR short tracks during this program. We look forward to our final round of voting, crowning our winning track and continuing to advance grassroots racing for years to come.”
Team Penske will support the Advance My Track Challenge at the May 9 race at Darlington Raceway, with the program to be featured on the No. 12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang driven by Ryan Blaney.
As the Darlington race weekend is celebrated by the industry as the official throwback weekend of NASCAR, Blaney will trade his traditional Advance red-and- yellow paint scheme for a throwback look replicating his 2010 Pro All Stars Series late model. Additionally, the names of all 48 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series tracks are listed on the back of Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang to further tie Advance’s connection to local short track racing.
“My time racing on short tracks across the Southeast is a big reason why I’m in the NASCAR Cup Series today,” said Blaney, a five-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner. “I’m fired up to race my Advance Ford Mustang inspired by the design on my 2010 late model. This car brings a lot of great memories for me and my family, and I cannot wait to hit the track at Darlington and give Advance and all of NASCAR’s local tracks a great ride.”