Eldar Dutra, from Taunton, Mass., has been coming to the SYLVANIA 300 for seven years with eight of his friends. He really enjoyed this September's event. The racing was great, and Dutra was the Grand Prize winner in the second round of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fan Appreciation Economic Stimulus Program. Eldar is now the proud owner of a new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
"I am excited, this is a nice surprise," Dutra said. "You always hear about people winning great prizes, and now for the first time I am one of those lucky people! It was a perfect day even though my favorite driver, Kevin Harvick, didn't win."
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials distributed over $30,000 in rewards at September's SYLVANIA 300. In addition to the Eldar's Chevrolet Malibu, 20 fans have been selected to receive $300 of Hannaford grocery cards, and 10 guests will enjoy a pair of pre-race pit passes to the June 28, 2009 LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
This rewards program was implemented at that start of the 2008 season to recognize fans for their support of NASCAR racing at New England's largest sports facility.
A complete list of the remaining winners will be announced next week.