NASCAR and Chevy Giving New Opportunities To Fans

Brad Vipperman@TeamVip33Correspondent INovember 11, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, races Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 7, 2009 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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As most of you are probably aware, Team Chevy has been playing an integral part in NASCAR for years now.  Their successes are numerous and have been made quite public.

Team Chevy clinched the NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturers' Cup in 2009 after just 29 races.  Their 17 wins are more than any other car manufacturer.  Team Chevy drivers have also led 52.2 percent of laps run this year (again, the most of any manufacturer).

Their presence is also felt in The Chase this year, where their six drivers are the most in the field.  They also lay claim to the drivers in the top three spots.

Their list of track accomplishments go on and on, but it isn't just the drivers and their teams that feel the impact of Chevy on race weekend.

Chevy also offers a very unique, and fun, opportunity on race weekend for fans and media members called their "Ride and Drive" program. 

This program allows fans and media to actually get behind the wheel of some of Chevy's hottest new cars and even receive a free t-shirt for participating.

This weekend, as an intern here at B/R, I will be representing the site at the race and will get to participate in this incredible opportunity.

The Ride and Drive event will be located near the Chevy Racing Display at Phoenix International Raceway and will be open to the public between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday.  If you are planning on going to the race and would like to participate in this event, you can pre-register and skip the lines by visiting www.teamchevytestdrive.com .  Oh, and it's completely free!

As a member of the media at this weekend's race, I am extremely excited about participating in this event.  I mean...are you kidding me?

When I first learned of this opportunity, my jaw nearly hit the floor.  I was already rearing to go for the whole race experience this weekend, but when I learned that I would be allowed to drive a brand new 2010 Chevy Camaro, well, let's just say it took my excitement to a new level.

This is a truly great opportunity for fans to get a whole new experience at race weekend and one that I can't wait to participate in myself.


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