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Sal Collaziano
08-16-2010, 02:32 PM
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Brace yourself, race fans. Things are about to get a little weird. Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/make/ford/) has decided to meld the seemingly unmeldable worlds of NASCAR and rally to help promote the 2011 Fiesta (http://www.autoblog.com/model/fiesta). Ken Block, Richard Petty and AJ Allmendinger have joined forces as an unholy trifecta of motorsports action, unified by their common love of the number 43. We don't need to tell you that Petty famously campaigned old four-three in the heyday of NASCAR (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/nascar), netting 200 Sprint Cup wins and a total of seven championships in the process. Meanwhile, Block has established himself as one of America's flashiest rally drivers, while Allmendinger has inherited Petty's 43 throne in the current NASCAR series.

The three unlikely amigos will be campaigning for the Blue Oval's new '43 Fiestas' sweepstakes, where entrants will have the opportunity to lay their hands on a bevy of prizes. A total of 43 first-place prize winners will walk away with a 40-inch LED-LCD HD flat-screen television, while another 43 grand-prize winners will receive airfare, lodging and tickets for two to the Ford 300 Nationwide series and the Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. If that wasn't swank enough, one of the 43 grand-prize winners will drive home in a 2011 Fiesta.

But wait, there's more. Should Allmendinger happen to take the checkered at the end of the race, all 43 grand-prize winners will win their very own Fiesta. Head over to the 43 Fiestas site (https://www.43fiestas.com/43Fiestas/registration.aspx) to enter for you chance to win. You can also hop the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/15/offspeed-pitch-richard-petty-joins-ken-block-aj-allmendinger-i/#continued) for the full press release.


Gallery: Review: 2011 Ford Fiesta SES (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/review-2011-ford-fiesta)

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Tahoe
08-16-2010, 03:26 PM
nathinka selling Fiesta? LOL, I think mid western girls are happy with their focus, their cobalts and their boy friends s10's and rangers..

2b2
08-16-2010, 06:27 PM
a related announcement from TV
Casino Fandango in Carson City, NV is giving away 8 Fiestas, 1 a week http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/smilewide.gif