FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 14th, 2015
NBC SPORTS CELEBRATES NASCAR PLAYOFFS WITH THE QUICKEN LOANS $16M PERFECT GRID CHALLENGE
Fans Can Win Big with Quicken Loans as 16 Drivers Battle over 10 Races Until One Champion is Crowned
NASCAR on NBC Broadcasters Post Predictions in NASCAR Playoff Chase Grids
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 14, 2015 – After Saturday’s Sprint Cup showdown at Richmond International Raceway, 16 drivers are set to compete in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series Championship. Eleven of the drivers qualified by winning races and five fought their way in based off the season long points standings. The 16 drivers are now set to compete in a 10-race playoff leading up to NBC’s presentation of the Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22.
Fans have an opportunity to compete in a championship of their own by filling out a grid in Quicken Loans $16 Million Perfect Grid Challenge, as well as the Weekly Playoff Grid Challenge. Participants can predict how the 16 drivers will advance through each round of the Chase at NBCSports.com/GridChallenge. The prescient entrant featuring a perfect grid at the conclusion of NASCAR’s Championship event on November 22 will claim a $16 million dollar prize – one million to represent each of the 16 drivers in the Chase. Fans are able to make their picks until 2:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 20, 15 minutes before NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Chicagoland.
NBC Sports’ NASCAR broadcasting team already took the plunge filling in their predictions for the final ten races. Check out their Sprint Cup Champion winners below and click over to nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com to take a look at their grids.
- Steve Letarte chooses Matt Kenseth as the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in the Quicken Loans $16 Million Perfect Grid Challenge
- Jeff Burton chooses Joey Logano.
- Kyle Petty chooses Joey Logano.
- Dale Jarrett chooses Matt Kenseth.
- Rutledge Wood chooses Matt Kenseth.
Fans will also have a chance to have their mortgage paid for a year by Quicken Loans in the Weekly Playoff Grid Challenge. As the NASCAR playoff field narrows through the Challenger, Contender, Eliminator and Championship rounds, fans can enter who they think will be the top three finishers in each race. By filling out their predictions, fans are entered to win prizes including a Roku streaming player and NBC Sports prize packs. Each correct top three prediction earns an entrant a point, and at the end of the 10 races the fan with the most points will receive mortgage payments for an entire year from Quicken Loans.
A press release detailing NBC Sports Groups’ coverage from Chicagoland Speedway and the “First Race in The Chase” will be distributed later this week.
About NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, New York Racing Association, Breeders’ Cup, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed $140 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2013-2014. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past five consecutive years, 2010 – 2014, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014 and 2015.
Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 12 consecutive years, ranking No. 12 in 2015. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past 11 years, ranking No. 1 in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its 13,000 team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
– NBC SPORTS GROUP –