Weedsport, NYFebruary 27, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The final weekend for the Alltel All-Star contest has arrived with voting at www.AlltelAllStar.com set to conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 28.

The votes have been pouring in down the stretch with just one of the 14 different winners from the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park standing to collect the $10,000 grand prize as voted on by the fans at AlltelAllStar.com.

In the ’09 edition of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series champion Brett Hearn joined fellow Big-Blockers Pat Ward and Jamie Mills in the fans’ voting with all three prime candidates in the running for the lucrative $10,000 top prize. In addition, the driver with the most votes in each of the other three divisions (aside from the overall winner from Big-Block, Sprint, Late Model or UMP Modified) will take home $1,000. Voting daily at www.AlltelAllStar.com for one of the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified winners will also enter fans in a contest to win a $500 gift card from Alltel Wireless.

During the past two weeks, drivers did their best to convince the fans to vote for them through their victories during the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. Now it’s up to the fans to decide who will win the title by voting at AlltelAllStar.com.

The final list of Alltel All-Star candidates and their text message Letter Codes are: Big-Block Modifieds – Pat Ward (i), Jamie Mills (L), Brett Hearn (n); Sprint Cars – Donny Schatz (b); Stevie Smith (d); Joey Saldana (f); UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – Jared Landers (a), Austin Dillon (c), Randy Hall (e); UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Darren Miller (g), Earl Pearson Jr. (h), Dan Schlieper (j); World of Outlaws Late Models – Josh Richards (k), Steve Francis (m). Fans can vote by visiting www.AlltelAllStar.com or texting their drivers code to 247253.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets As of April 19, 2008, the Company operated 3,291 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at www.advanceautoparts.com.

The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and VP Racing Fuels. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation, Dig Safely New York and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Ferris Industries, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries.