NASCAR Fan from Chicago Wins ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ to Texas Motor Speedway

Monday, 04 November 2013

WIX® Filters, Performance Racing Network Coordinate All-Access Pass to AAA Texas 500, O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

Bill Sanchez of Chicago was selected from 8,250 entries as the winner of the WIX Filters “Texas Getaway” sweepstakes and received an all-access VIP package to Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 2-3.

Sanchez, who entered the contest at WIX Filters’ Facebook page, said his first at-track experience won’t be his last.

“I am an avid fan of motorsports, particularly NASCAR, but my visit to Texas Motor Speedway was my first opportunity to attend a NASCAR race in person,” said Sanchez, 46, whose brother-in-law, Art Jaromin, joined him at last weekend’s races.

“It was the absolute feeling of thunder under my feet that made our experience the trip of a lifetime – and I definitely want to experience other NASCAR races in person as well,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez’s prize package was developed in partnership with Performance Racing Network (PRN) and included two airlines tickets, hotel accommodations for three nights and two VIP race passes for the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 and Nationwide O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

“WIX and PRN have a rich history of developing unique sweepstakes that connect fans like Bill to America’s fastest-growing sport,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager for WIX Filters.

“There is perhaps no better way to experience a NASCAR race than by the all-access experience he received at Texas Motor Speedway, as this access placed him mere feet from all the sights and sounds of the action.”

WIX Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, and PRN announced the promotion last summer at and

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Wray Ward