Win a Chance to Race Against Ryan Newman

Alltel Wireless puts race fans in the driver’s seat for the chance to win $500,000 in second annual “My Circle 500

The 2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman and his No. 12 Alltel Dodge pit crew are sharing the thrill of winning a race with fans across the country. Today, Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, providing coverage across the nation, announced the return of the Alltel “My Circle 500″ sweepstakes, a national text-to-win promotion that puts race fans in the driver’s seat for a chance to win a grand prize of up to $500,000.

How To Enter

Now until May 3, fans can enter the Alltel “My Circle 500″ by texting RACE to 38229 or by logging onto Ten finalists will be randomly chosen among all entries and will become eligible for the sweepstakes’ grand prize of up to $500,000.

The Prizes

“Alltel Wireless is committed to bringing race fans closer to the action and is thrilled to bring back the popular ‘My Circle 500′ promotion,” said Samira Zebian, director sponsorship marketing for Alltel. “We’re giving 10 lucky finalists the chance to pick their own pit crew for a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the stars on the track and in the pits as they compete against the championship Daytona 500 team.

The 10 sweepstakes finalists and their ‘Circle of Friends’ will win an all-expense-paid trip to Charlotte, N.C., May 23-26 to compete in the second annual Alltel “My Circle 500.” The finalists will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Penske Racing Shop and train like the pros with the No. 12 Alltel Team before going head-to-head in an ultimate go-kart and pit crew challenge.

On race day, the 10 finalists will get in the driver’s seat and take one lap around the go-kart track. Then, it’s up to their ‘Circle of Friends’ to change four tires on the No. 12 Alltel Dodge. The fastest team will be declared the winner and take home at least $200,000. The champions will receive an additional $300,000 if they beat the time of 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman and the Alltel pit crew – increasing the grand prize purse to $500,000.

“There is nothing that compares to the rush of winning a big race,” said Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge. “I am really excited to help bring this experience straight to race fans and give them a chance to feel what it was like to win the Daytona 500.

The promotion supports Alltel’s exclusive “My Circle” calling feature, which gives customers the freedom to choose who they call for free – any 5, 10 or 20 numbers on any network. For more information about the Alltel “My Circle 500,” please visit