HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – March 21, 2011 – Sprint today announced it will partner with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ drivers A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, Calif.) and Casey Mears (Bakersfield, Calif.) as they battle for home-turf bragging rights at Auto Club Speedway in the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 27, in the Sprint Bragging Rights Challenge.
Allmendinger’s and Mears’ private race within a race will determine which driver’s charity receives a $5,000 contribution on behalf of Sprint. Whichever driver scores the highest finishing position in the Auto Club 400 will earn the donation for his charity of choice.
Allmendinger has chosen the Paralyzed Veterans of America as his charity, while Mears has named the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as his charity of choice.
As part of the overall Sprint Bragging Rights Challenge, Allmendinger and Mears will appear alongside Miss Sprint Cup, Monica Palumbo, at the Stonewood Center Best Buy Mobile in Downey, Calif., on Thursday, March 24. NASCAR fans are encouraged to visit the store during race week to take advantage of a special offer. All 71 Los Angeles area Best Buy® and Best Buy Mobile™ specialty stores will offer up to 25 percent off select Samsung Android™-powered smartphones from Sprint.
Allmendinger, Mears and Palumbo will appear at the Stonewood Center Best Buy Mobile from 6 to 8 p.m. PDT. Fans seeking autographs and photos will have the opportunity to meet and hear from all three inside the Best Buy Mobile store that evening. In addition, fans can compete in the racing simulators and register for a chance to win prizes, including tickets to the weekend’s events at Auto Club Speedway.
Sprint Press Release