Fan Picks Race Winner Correctly in 1st Week of Richmond International Raceway’s $100,000 Contest

Bayne’s Race Win Is a Win for Minnesotan; Fan Collects Autographed Hat  

Richmond, VA (February 23, 2011)—Only one of thousands of contestants in week one of Richmond International Raceway’s $100K Top 10 For the Win contest picked Trevor Bayne to win the Daytona 500. That means Joe Winiecki of Forest Lake, MN earns the weekly prize, a Richmond International Raceway hat autographed by a NASCAR driver. Not only did Winiecki pick the correct position for Bayne, but he also correctly predicted Carl Edwards to finish second.  

In all, Winiecki had five of the top 10 drivers, but only the first two were in the correct order. No contestant had all top 10 drivers in any order.   Richmond International Raceway’s $100K Top 10 For the Win contest is open every week there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the 2011 season.
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Contestants are asked to visit and predict the exact finishing order of the top 10 for the upcoming race. Entries are accepted beginning Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. EST prior to the race and the entry cutoff is Friday at noon EST. Should a contestant correctly predict the exact top 10 finishing order of a race, he or she will win $100,000 from Richmond International Raceway.  

Grab your tickets now for NASCAR’s return to Richmond International Raceway.  The NASCAR Tripleheader April 28-30, is highlighted by the Saturday, April 30 Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400Sprint Cup Series race. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).  

Want to catch more of the action? The weekend also features the Friday, April 29 BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Friday’s tickets start at $30 in advance. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East kicks off the weekend on Thursday, April 28, when they debut at America’s Premier Short Track for a race “under the lights.” Thursday’s tickets are general admission and $10. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Thursday and Friday. For tickets and information, log on to or call 866-455-RACE (7223).  

About Richmond International Raceway: Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers exciting night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events—two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, two NASCAR Nationwide Series events and one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race—under the lights on its ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout consistently produces the thrill of side-by-side racing, coupled with high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities (including the state-of-the-art Video Scoring Tower) and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is.

For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.comonline.Find us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter @RIRInsider.

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