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Summer Showdown field is now set for Atlanta

August 28, 2011, Track Release, NASCAR.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- With up to five spots available for the Sprint Summer Showdown, Brad Keselowski's win at Bristol locks in four drivers that could win a total of $3 million if any of them can take the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the AdvoCare 500 on Sept. 4.

Keselowski took the lead on the final restart at Bristol and went on to win for the third time this season. He won his second race of 2011 during the Summer Showdown qualifying race at Pocono, ensuring four drivers will be eligible for the money bonus at AMS.

"We're proud of this, proud of the opportunity to win the Sprint Summer Showdown," Keselowski said following his win at Bristol.

Keselowski joins Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch and Paul Menard as the four drivers eligible for $1 milion if any of the four wins the AdvoCare 500 over Labor Day weekend.

The Sprint Summer Showdown was introduced earlier this summer as a way to up the level of competition for the five Cup Series events leading up to Atlanta.

Each eligible driver will be paired up with a lucky fan, and both the fan and a charity of the driver's choice will have a chance to win $1 million. Keselowski's charity is the Checkered Flag Foundation.