NASCAR Sprint Unlimited fan vote announced


Voting has ended and fans have decided the format for The Sprint Unlimited that will take place on Saturday night. Once known as the Budweiser shootout, this year, NASCAR decided to take a different approach to its predecessor to the Daytona 500.

The Sprint Unlimited  includes pole winners from the previous season.

Voting closed on Wednesday night, at 11;59 p.m ET, fans voted on the first component – the length of the race’s three segments – to be set at 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps.

The winning combination for the segment lengths received 55 percent of the votes.

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Fans will be able to vote for the other two competition elements up until the green flag drops at the start of the race.

Fans can vote on the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment. The three choices are a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all at the completion of the first segment.

Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the 25-lap second segment. The four choices are none, two, four or six.

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Votes for the remaining two categories can be cast on NASCAR’s new official mobile app – NASCAR Mobile ’13 – or at All votes made through the NASCAR Mobile ’13 app will count twice.

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