Top NASCAR Stars to Light 'Em Up During Inaugural Pennzoil Platinum Victory Challenge
An all-star lineup is set to do battle in the inaugural Pennzoil Platinum Victory ChallengeSaturday evening, prior to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Five of NASCAR's brightest stars-Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson-will prove who is best at celebrating a victory.
"The lineup for the Pennzoil Platinum Victory Challenge is nothing short of stellar," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We've got five drivers who love to compete, no matter what the competition, and the fans are sure to see that Saturday night. All of these guys are at the top of their game right now and I'm sure they're going to put on a heck of a show."
The Pennzoil Platinum Victory Challenge participants have had plenty of practice when it comes to celebrations, winning the four most recent Sprint Cup Series races. Bowyer, Johnson and Busch (twice) have visited victory lane in the past month, while Kevin Harvick is the defending NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner. Biffle sat on the pole Saturday night at Darlington and Johnson is the two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.
The competition will test the skill and style of each driver as they execute a smoky burnout; perform two spectacular donuts; and then continue the burnout as they drive into "Victory Lane." The winner will be determined by a combination of style points and elapsed time, and his designated charity will receive a $10,000 donation.
The competition will take place at 6:15 p.m. on the frontstretch of the 1.5-mile superspeedway and will be televised live during SPEED Channel's pre-race coverage of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Good seats, in various price ranges, are still available for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and tickets include the 3 Doors Down pre-race concert. Tickets start at $40 and may be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online.