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Junior, Kahne to compete for NASCAR game cover

July 02, 2012, Official Release,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A month of fan voting in the Drive for the Cover campaign has whittled the field to two: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.

Two more weeks of voting between ther NASCAR stars will decide who graces the cover of NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.

The first four rounds saw several upsets and unexpected matchups, and last week's semifinals were no different. Kasey Kahne pulled ahead of Jeff Gordon early and never looked back. Kahne's reward for the upset is a head-to-head matchup with nine-time Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose journey to the finals hasn't been smooth. Earnhardt Jr. defeated Danica Patrick in Round 3 to face reigning Sprint Cup series champion Tony Stewart in the semifinals. In a matchup that was closer than many expected, Earnhardt Jr. escaped with a tight victory over Stewart.

NASCAR fans can vote in the bracketed tournament on NASCAR The Game's Facebook page, which can be accessed at

Voting for the finals begins July 2 and runs through July 15.