Released by Erin Shirk, E-hydrate
On August 15, 2016, E-hydrate, the maker of natural Protein On-the-Go, announced their latest NASCAR sponsorship, and with it an online sweepstakes. The sweepstakes gives participants the chance to win a NASCAR prize pack (valued at over $1,800). The Grand Prize includes the authentic damaged hood from Derrike Cope’s August 6, 2016, NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen.
The Grand Prize winner will also receive two exclusive NASCAR pit passes to an upcoming Xfinity Series race and an E-hydrate Protein On-the-Go Sample Pack.
You can enter the E-hydrate NASCAR sweepstakes here: E-hydrate.com/Sweepstakes/.
The badly damaged hood is part of the aftermath of the historical and bizarre explosion late in the race on August 6. The entire front end of Derrike Cope’s No. 70 E-hydrate Camaro exploded violently with 24 laps remaining while coasting down the “bus stop.” The incident was dramatic and the news became one of the top trending sporting stories of the weekend, even in the face of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Video of the incident may be viewed here. Cope was unharmed.
The explosion was extremely unusual and now holds a place in NASCAR racing history. Cope, a veteran driver and Daytona 500 Champion had never encountered anything like it in his career, “In 35 years of racing, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that transpire before,” Cope told NBCSN. “I lost the brake pedal going into Turn 1, and I knew something happened to a piston or whatever so I just went easy down there and got off the end down there and started coming to a stop, and the whole thing just blew the hood off.”
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrote, “Reminds me of when I used to put M80s in the models I built,” tweeting as he watched the broadcast.
E-hydrate also announced a special meet-and-greet with Daytona 500 Champion, Cope, at Ingles. At the event, fans will be able to talk and take pictures with Derrike Cope and his No. 70 E-hydrate Camaro. The event will be at the Ingles at 575 New Leicester Highway, Asheville NC, on August 21, 2016, 2-4pm.
E-hydrate’s great-tasting, natural protein, hydration and endurance products target health-conscious, on-the-go consumers. E-hydrate’s natural products are ready all the time and are available in convenient single-serve packaging, including the Protein On-the-Go patent-pending pouch – which becomes a bottle when you add water. Every one of E-hydrate’s products is natural with great tasting real flavors born in the kitchen, not the laboratory. “Finally, natural tastes great.” For more information, visit e-hydrate.com.