Advancing to the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs is the name of the game for the 16 drivers hoping to grab hold of the championship trophy in November at Phoenix Raceway. But for NASCAR fans who want to enter with Advance Auto Parts for a chance to win a February trip to Daytona International Speedway — including tickets, VIP access, accommodations and more — all they have to do is tune in to the three elimination races and guess how many times the word “advance” is said during the broadcasts.
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In the “Advancing with Advance” Sweepstakes, fans are challenged to log in to Twitter and use the #AdvancingWithAdvance and #Sweepstakes hashtags and tweet their guess to @AdvanceAuto for the number of times they think “advance, advances, advancing, advanced, or advancement” will be said during the broadcasts of the races when the NASCAR Cup field is reduced. The elimination races are scheduled to be as follows: Sept. 18 at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM), Oct. 10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course (2 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN, Sirius XM) and Oct. 31 at Martinsville Speedway (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM).
Entries for the Bristol race open at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 16 and close at 5 p.m. ET, Sept. 18. Entries for the Charlotte race are open at noon ET, Oct. 8 and close at noon ET, Oct. 10. And for Martinsville, entries open at noon ET, Oct. 29 and close at noon ET, Oct. 31.
After each elimination race, the closest guesses will receive Advance Auto Parts swag and their names entered for a chance to win the grand prize. After Round 1 (ending at Bristol), the twelve closest guesses will win the swag and entry. After Round 2 (ending at Charlotte), the eight closest guesses will win, and after Round 3 (ending at Martinsville), the four closest guesses will win. If more than twelve, eight or four fans guess closest after each round, respectively, there will be a random drawing to determine the winners.
The first elimination race is this Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM), so get ready to make your first guess when the playoff field is cut from 16 drivers to 12. Then don’t forget to come back for the elimination races on Oct. 10 and Oct. 31 and make more guesses. Your guess in “Advancing with Advance” could help you advance to Daytona International Speedway to see the 2022 Daytona 500. Don’t miss out!