October 10, 2012 3:34 PM

See Very First NASCAR Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Join Greg Biffle’s Pit Crew

St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 10, 2012) – Race fan Michael Holcomb, who has been watching NASCAR® since the age of four but has never attended a NASCAR race, just learned he’ll be going to his first race this October, thanks to the 3M Automotive Aftermarket “Your Ticket to the Track” sweepstakes. Holcomb heard the news in a unique manner – directly from Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, via Skype.

Holcomb works as general manager of Glen’s Express Collision in Beaumont, TX, a state-of-the-art facility serving the Golden Triangle area since the early 1980s. He will attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 13, after visiting the crew at Roush Racing on Friday. During the race, he will serve as an honorary pit crew member.

He will be joined by shop owner Robert Corbello, David Abrahams and Mark Robin from distributor TASCO, and each of their guests.

His good fortune comes from participating in the 3M™ “Your Ticket to the Track” Sweepstakes. He found his winning ticket on a 3M™ Platinum™ Plus Glaze.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” Holcomb said. “I’ve watched the races all my life, but I never thought I would get to be so close to the action.  It was an incredible thrill to get the news directly from Greg Biffle, and I can’t wait to get to Charlotte to meet him and his team.”

Holcomb’s VIP prize package for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 in Charlotte includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, Bank of America 500 tickets, a visit to the Roush Fenway Racing shop, VIP tour and hospitality and a 3M™ Racing merchandise bag.  He will also serve as an honorary pit crew member and enjoy a meet-and-greet with Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush.

The 3M “Your Ticket to the Track” Sweepstakes Has Lots of Great Prizes Remaining

3M™ professional refinish products save technicians both time and money. Now these products and solutions come with a special bonus inside – a chance to win great prizes and a dream NASCAR® experience in the 3M Automotive Aftermarket “Your Ticket to the Track” sweepstakes. 

When 3M customers who are employees of automotive, marine or truck collision repair or restoration facilities purchase selected products specially marked with the “Your Ticket to the Track” sticker, they win instant prizes and may qualify to win remaining VIP prizes including racing experiences and 3M product solutions by entering the code from the “Your Ticket to the Track” promotional sticker at

Selected qualifying product categories include 3M™ Platinum™ Plus Filler & Glaze, Scotch® Performance Masking Tape 233+, 3M™ PPS™ and Accuspray™ Products, 3M™ Abrasive Products, 3M™ Paint Finishing Products and 3M™ Worker Safety Kits.

Instant prizes include 3M™ sunglasses, 3M™ Racing backpacks, Sunoco and Best Buy® gift cards, toolbox refrigerators, No. 16 3M Ford Fusion diecast cars, Goodyear® tires, 3M™ PPS 10th anniversary polo shirts, No. 16 3M™ Racing hats, No. 16 3M™ Racing coolers as well as great 3M solutions such as the 3M™ PPS™ SUN GUN™ Color Matching Light and 3M™ ELITE SERIES Random Orbital Sander.

The VIP prizes feature experiences at NASCAR® events and 3M™ product solutions.  Along with the winning body shop technician, his or her shop owner/manager, their distributor sales representative and the distributor owner/manager, and each of their guests, can also attend the NASCAR® event, too.  The remaining grand prize events include:

•    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week™ -- Includes round trip airfare and hotel accommodations, admission into NASCAR Victory Lap™ and NASCAR After the Lap™, meet & greet with a NASCAR® personality, tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Awards Ceremony™ and a 3M™ Racing merchandise gift bag.

Additionally, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the 3M™ PPS™ System, four more lucky eligible winners will win 10 months of free 3M™ PPS™ products for their collision repair shop!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS INSTANT WIN SWEEPSTAKES OR DRAWING. Open only to legal residents of the U.S. Continental 48 and D.C., age 18 or older (19+ in AL and NE) at the time of entry who meet stated eligibility requirements. Void where prohibited. Instant Win Sweepstakes begins 12:01 a.m. (CT) on 2-1-12 and ends 11:59 p.m. (CT) on 12/31/2012. Subject to the full Official Rules at
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For more information and specific product part numbers, see official rules at

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3M, Platinum, Scotch, PPS, and Accuspray are trademarks of 3M Company.  NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.  The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week™ logo and word mark are used under license by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. and Sprint.  NASCAR, Inc., Sprint and Facebook are not sponsors of this promotion.

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