Jimmie Johnson won the big money, capturing the Sprint All-Star Race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Kansas City-area hometown favorite Clint Bowyer didn’t leave the weekend empty-handed.â†µ
Bowyer won the Burnout Competition sponsored by Penzoil and received $10,000, which he donated to the Employee Community Foundation in his hometown of Emporia, Kan.
Boyer’s competition in the event was last-year’s winner Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, A.J. Allmendinger and Brad Keselowski.
The burnout competition is NASCAR’s equivalent to the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest or MLB’s Home Run Derby competition, and like the others is held as part of the pre-race All-Star festivities.â†µ
""They (the Employee Community Foundation) just built a community center, so that money will go towards that building," Bowyer said. “Ten Thousand dollars is very hard to raise for a foundation or charity. So, I’m thankful we had this opportunity. It was probably the easiest $10,000 I have ever raised.”