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Send Me 2 Vegas winner selected

November 28, 2011, Official Release,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Manna wins VIP trip to Vegas and new 2012 Ford Explorer

NASCAR announced Monday that Mary Ann Manna of West Chicago, Ill., is the winner of the SEND ME 2 VEGAS sweepstakes. In addition to a VIP trip for two to NASCAR After The Lap on Thursday, she will receive a 2012 Ford Explorer XLT SUV valued at up to $33,000, the opportunity to be featured in an on-air promotional spot on GSN (Game Show Network), a two-night stay at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and more.

SEND ME 2 VEGAS launched on Sept. 19 and accepted entries at and at select races at The Sprint Experience.

NASCAR After The Lap is sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola and is known for its unfiltered, "tell-all" format featuring the 2011 top-12 Sprint Cup Series drivers. The third annual event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. local time Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale for $20 at

As the winner of SEND ME 2 VEGAS, Manna will join the sport's top racers at NASCAR After The Lap for the presentation of the 2012 Ford Explorer. A fan of NASCAR for more than 10 years, she entered the contest online at and is a long-time fan of 2011 Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"I was watching the race on Sunday when I got the call that I won the SEND ME 2 VEGAS sweepstakes," Manna said. "Not only was my heart racing for Tony's win but winning this is like a dream come true. To stand on the stage with the best racers in NASCAR and win an amazing new car is the greatest gift I could ever wish for."

Beginning at noon, the fan-interactive Coca-Cola Fan Zone, located in front of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, will provide fans a front-row seat for the conclusion of NASCAR Victory Lap. Interactive displays from Sprint, GSN (Game Show Network), Coca-Cola, Ford, and track partners Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway will entertain fans prior to NASCAR After The Lap.

For fans not able to attend NASCAR After The Lap, NASCAR.COM will offer a live webcast while SIRIUS/XM NASCAR Radio will broadcast the event live on channel 90.

For more information and/or official SEND ME 2 VEGAS sweepstakes rules, which govern, visit