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Once again, fans to determine format for Sprint Unlimited

Jan 10, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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For the second year in a row, you have the power to choose the format for the upcoming Sprint Unlimited at Daytona.

Polls are now open for fans to determine multiple competition elements during the 75-lap, non-points race that unofficially begins this year’s Sprint Cup season on Sat., Feb. 15 (8 p.m. ET, check local listings).

Fans can vote via the NASCAR Mobile app and at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited. As you’d figure by the race’s name, voting is unlimited and each vote cast through NASCAR Mobile will be counted twice.

Among the elements that can be voted upon are the lengths of each racing segment, the starting order, and the restart order for the final segment. Each of those three elements have different times where the voting window will close, which are listed below:

Race Format (voting ends Sat., Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. ET)
Option A: 30 laps/35 laps/10 laps
Option B: 30 laps/30 laps/15 laps
Option C: 30 laps/25 laps/20 laps

Starting Order for the race (Voting ends Sat., Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET)
Option A: Most career poles (most to least)
Option B: 2013 driver points standings
Option C: Final Practice speeds (fastest to slowest times)

Restart Order for Final Segment (Voting ends at conclusion of Segment 2)
Option A: Fastest lap in the race (Segments 1 and 2 both count)
Option B: Most laps led (Segments 1 and 2 both count)
Option C: Mandatory pit stop (drivers line up how they come off pit road)

20 drivers are eligible for this year’s Sprint Unlimited after winning either pole positions in the 2013 season or past Sprint Unlimited races. They are:

Denny Hamlin (4 poles)
Kyle Busch (3 poles)
Joey Logano (2 poles)
Jimmie Johnson (2 poles)
Matt Kenseth (2 poles)
Ryan Newman (2 poles)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2 poles)
Jeff Gordon (2 poles)
Carl Edwards (2 poles)
Marcos Ambrose (1 pole)
Kurt Busch (1 pole)
Kevin Harvick (1 pole)
Brad Keselowski (1 pole)
Mark Martin (1 pole)
Jamie McMurray (1 pole)
Danica Patrick (1 pole)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (1 pole)
Terry Labonte (1985 Unlimited winner)
Ken Schrader (1989 and 1990 Unlimited winner)
Tony Stewart (2001, 2002 and 2007 Unlimited winner)

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