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Fans and media to select this year's Crown Royal "Your Name Here" 400 naming rights

Here's a release from Crown Royal that explains how fans can vote on five U.S. serviceman for naming rights to the NASCAR Spring Cup Race at Richmond. Last year, Russ Friedman, a Marine from Huntington Station, won. The voting ends soon, so cast your vote.

New York, NY, February 5, 2010 - While race fans gear up for one of the biggest spectacles of the season at Daytona International Speedway®, the makers of Crown Royal Canadian whisky, a subsidiary of Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO), today announced fans will also have the opportunity to choose one of America’s true heroes to receive naming rights to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on May 1, 2010. 

As part of the Crown Royal “Your Name Here” 400 contest, five finalists from various branches of the armed services have been selected to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Daytona to participate in a special ceremony to unveil the grand-prize winner, as well as attend the historic Daytona 500. The finalists, in no specific order, are:

*Heath Calhoun, Army (retired), Clarksville, Tenn.

*Chris Dempsey, Army National Guard, Yuma, Ariz.

*Rick Hudson, Navy, Gulfport, Miss.

*Georgia Powell, Air National Guard, Harrisburg, Pa

*Brian Speach, Army National Guard, Clifton Park, N.Y.

You can go to to cast your vote or get more information. The voting ends on February 10.


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