Sidney, Ohio's "Racin Sensation" Brandon Knupp has been selected as one of the top fifty race car driver's for an upcoming television show. The fans will vote on their favorite driver to limit the competition to twelve driver's, these twelve will then face judging by top driver's, crew chiefs and broadcasters. the winner will receive a fully funded and sponsored ride for a limited number of races in the NASCAR Busch Series. Just to mix things up a little the JVI production staff have thrown in a "Wild Card" vote to begin in July. To vote fans can go to Racin' for A Livin', the voting began on March 28, 2006 and will run through July 31. Knupp is currently 1st on the voting leader board.
"This is really an awesome opportunity for me." Said Knupp. "I've been working for this opportunity since I was 8 years old, I'm going to make the most of this, I'm going to need all of the fan support that I can get, it's up to them, so step up and vote for me!!!" Knupp added, "We're going to be continuing our ARCA deal as well as entertaining other options. This Racin For A Livin deal is just such a great opportunity, I want to thank JVI Productions for selecting me and I'm looking forward to the competition." Brandon added, "My fans have really stepped up and supported me in the past and I'm going to need them now more than ever, so come on all of you fans let's make the voting count."
About Racin For A Livin
Racin’ For a Livin’ (RacinforaLivin.com) is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive seven fully sponsored rides in a NASCAR Busch Series car in the 2007 season. Created by veteran open-wheel racer Jerry VanDenHul, the series will kick-off using direct internet voting to select the twelve participants. Voters can view the potential rookie drivers, learn about their background, and use internet video to learn why they are chasing their dreams of NASCAR glory.
JVI Productions LLC has announced that Racin’ For a Livin’ submissions for rookie drivers ended on March 6, 2006.
The RacinforaLivin.com website has become a major destination for auto racing fans on the internet, and will begin a national sweepstakes competition this weekend with fantastic prizes. Details of the program, news about the series, and an overview of the competition is laid-out on the website, along with a fully-interactive user’s forum.
Racin’ For a Livin’ will be featuring top broadcasters, drivers, and crew chiefs as the judges when the driving competition begins with the top twelve rookies. Featuring some of the most well-respected tracks in the country, Racin’ For a Livin’ will put these rookies in pressure-packed situations, and one driver will be eliminated in each episode.
The off-track poise of the rookies will also be tested with a variety of interesting encounters with top celebrities, racing legends, and current NASCAR drivers. Judging will be on driving ability, public appearance, and personality. And the viewers play a key role. Internet users will have a vote for who stays, and who goes.
The final selection of a winner will be done in a two hour special, with each regular season episode presented in a one hour version. Network television negotiations are in progress, with national primetime exposure for all participants, win or lose. Details will be announced shortly. JVI Productions LLC will not release the details for televsion due to the fact that it does not want any of the rookies to gain an unfair advantage in the media. The entire series will also be broadcast on RacinforaLivin.com using the latest in Internet TeleVision technology.