NASCAR’s yearly schedule includes four races at tracks called “superspeedways,” that span over two miles and whose highly banked corners provide for a perfect environment for “drafting,” where cars drive in hectic, four car-wide packs. Because of this, they have provided for some of the sport’s most exciting moments. Sometimes these moments have to do with the race, like the time Jimmie Johnson won by less than the time it takes you to blink, or the time Brad Kesolowski won by flipping Carl Edwards into a fence. Sometimes it doesn’t have anything to do with the race, like that time Juan Pablo Montoya set a truck full of jet fuel on fire while they weren’t even racing. This weekend, on Sunday, October 13th, Talladega might be responsible for yet another undeniably classic moment, when we could see ten people collectively win a million slices of Smithfield bacon.
Their fate lies in the hands of one Aric Almirola, who will fittingly be donning a paint scheme featuring hot rod flames imprinted with bacon slices. As part of Smithfield’s Racin’ for Bacon 1 Million Slice Giveaway, if Almirola wins on Sunday, they will be giving ten people 100,000 slices of bacon, as long as they’ve signed up at www.racinforbacongiveaway.com. There’s still time to do this before the race, so make sure to enter stat!
Almirola already is a winner on the scene, having won twice in NASCAR’s premier series, the Monster Energy Cup Series (MENCS). Uncoincidentally, though, one of those races was last year’s fall race at Talladega. So, if there’s ever a time to bet on Almirola, it’s now. Think about it, with a million slices of bacon, everyone’s a winner.
This is literally enough bacon to share with a couple buddies or your family for a long time to come. So, what better reason is there to gather around with some loved ones and watch 40 cars duke it out in a circle for 3 hours than the chance to win enough bacon to make everybody happy? There is none. Tune in to the 1000bulbs.com 500 on Sunday, October 13, and make sure to sign up at www.racinforbacongiveaway.com first!