Sprint (NYSE: S), title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTM, today announced enhancements to NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile and launched the NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile All-Star Sweepstakes, offering fans the opportunity to win a VIP trip for two to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May 16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.   Also new for 2009, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile brings fans more live programming, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series post-race press conferences and streaming coverage of practice and qualifying from SPEED.   Sprint will recognize a total of 26 winners during the promotion; two per week until to May 3. NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile Sweepstakes winners receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in Charlotte, N.C., where they also will be randomly selected to either be paired with a driver as an honorary crew chief or be able to participate in pre- or post-race activities. The prize package includes:  

  • Airfare for two
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge
  • VIP race shop tours
  • Two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
  • Official team apparel
  • Transportation to and from planned activities

  Sprint subscribers should text the word NASCAR to the number 7777 (standard rates apply) to access NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile.   NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile brings fans closer to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and provides instant access to NASCAR-related information and features via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, developed in partnership with Hands-On MobileTM, gives fans extensive real-time racing information with an easy-to-use interface that is available at no additional charge to Sprint data subscribers. Casual data charges apply to customers without a data subscription.    Enhancements to NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile for the 2009 season include:

  • Live streaming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series post-race press conferences
  • Live streaming coverage of NASCAR programming from SPEED
  • Enhanced driver customization including  "My Driver" banners and the ability to track multiple drivers

Tickets for the 25th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May 16 start at $25 and can be purchased online or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.

About Sprint Nextel Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving nearly 51 million customers at the end of the third quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.   

For official sweepstakes rules, please visit: www.sprint.com/speed. Fans may also enter by mail without purchase or obligation by sending a 3x5 card with the following hand-written information: first and last name, address (no P.O. box), date of birth, and phone number to: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile All-Star Sweepstakes, c/o Vibes Media, 205 W. Wacker Drive, 23rd Floor, Chicago, IL  60606.

Media contacts:
Becky Cox, Sprint, 704-634-3637  
Kimberly Meesters, 704-634-3637