The 2013 Sprint Unlimited:
NASCAR continuously tinkers with the format for this event but never in the history of the sport has there been anything quite like this. The fans will decide many key aspects of this event and will likely, indirectly, influence the outcome of this race.
When and Where to Watch:
The best place to watch the 2013 Sprint Unlimited from is, of course, the stands at Daytona International Speedway. If you plan to be in the area you can purchase tickets for this event and all other 2013 Speedweeks events online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
If you can't make it to the track then the race will be broadcast live on FOX at 8PM on Saturday night February 16th.
How To Qualify For the 2013 Sprint Unlimited:
- Drivers that won a pole in 2012
- Previous winners of this event who did not win a pole in 2012
The Fans Will Have Their Say:
- Fan vote at the track will determine the starting lineup
- Online fan vote will determine how the 75 lap distance will be broken up into segments
- Online fan vote will determine if there will be a mandatory pit stop and what will need to be done during the stop
- Online fan vote will determine how many cars are eliminated at the end of the second segment
- And Finally, an online fan vote will determine which fire suit design Miss Sprint Cup will wear in Victory Lane
Drivers Eligible for the 2013 Sprint Unlimited:
The nineteen drivers expected to race on Saturday night are:
Gen 6 Car Makes It's Competition Debut:
Even with all the hype this event will likely see 74 laps of fairly cautious driving as the teams involved really don't want to bend up their race cars in an exhibition race that doesn't pay nearly as much as the Sprint All-Star Race. This is more or less a competitive test session for these teams until the last lap.
When that white flag flies the drivers' competitive juices get flowing and then it suddenly becomes all about winning, no matter the prize. Then sparks may fly as the drivers finish with a mad dash for the checkers and the glory. A win at Daytona is still an important win even if it's not the famed Daytona 500.