Dollar General Showdown - In the first press conference of the weekend in the Time Warner Media Center, officials from the NASCAR Nationwide Series Braun Racing Team and Dollar General announced today a "DG 300 Showdown" promotion to be held in conjunction with the October Dollar General 300 event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In making the announcement, Dollar General driver Brian Vickers and Braun Racing teammate Jason Leffler noted they will compete against each other in the Dollar General 300. Race fans can vote for the driver they think will finish ahead of the other for a chance to win one of four Toyota Tundra trucks. Fans of the other driver can win $5,000. Fans can enter at to choose their favorite driver. Registration will end September 7. All finalists will be attend the Dollar General 300 race weekend.

"It's an honor to be here. It's pretty cool what Dollar General is doing," said Vickers. "They have done a great job with a lot of promotions in their racing career. Being a part of giving away four Toyota Tundra trucks is pretty awesome. It's going to be a pretty interesting event on October 10th. We want a lot of fans to enter to win this thing, and really be a part of it. The Dollar General car will obviously win. Everybody wants to see that happen of course, right?"

"You can tell by all the excitement here, this is a pretty cool deal," said Leffler. "It's a great promotion. And for four pickup trucks, there is going to be a lot on the line. Brian is already back there saying he is going to take me out. I think they should just let us drive the trucks and whoever wins in the truck, just give them away. They might have a little body damage, though. Dollar General has been a big supporter of Braun Racing, and we're glad to be a part of it. It's great for the fans. That's why we do this."