Chevrolet Racing Press Releases:
09-29-2006: Last fan standing drives home the No. 48 Monte Carlo
Source: GM Media
Ten finalists vie for their chance to win a specially wrapped Monte Carlo opening day of State Fair of Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas - Contestants will vie for an opportunity to win a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that will carry the decal package of Team Chevy NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Lowe's NEXTEL Cup ride. Ten finalists will place their hands on the 2007 Monte Carlo beginning, Friday, September 29, for their chance to drive home the specially wrapped Monte Carlo. The contest is scheduled to begin on the opening day of the State Fair of Texas within the Chevrolet display and Test Drive area located near Gate 11.
The Jimmie Johnson "Hands On" Promotion offers a unique opportunity for one lucky entrant to win a new Chevy Monte Carlo in an endurance contest that culminates with literally a "last person standing" finale. Each finalist will place one designated hand on the car when the contest begins, and they must be standing and in continuous contact with the prize vehicle 24 hours per day, excluding sanctioned breaks. The last person standing with their hand on the '07 Monte Carlo, which has a retail value of $34,500, will take it home.
"I thought keeping my hands on the wheel of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet for three or so hours in a Cup race was hard work, but keeping your hand on the car for 24 hours or more will be quite a test of endurance. But considering the grand prize is a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, it will be well worth it," Johnson said. "With three great partners involved - Lowe's, Chevrolet and Texas Motor Speedway - you know this is going to be a good deal."
For those finalists who do not win the car, each will receive a prize package that consists of a Charbroil commercial grill, $100 Lowe's gift card, 1:24 scale die-cast Team 48 car signed by Johnson and a Team 48 cap.