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Make Your Mom a 5-hour ENERGY® Super Mom

Friday, April 20, 2012
Mother's Day is coming up, so the 5-hour ENERGY® team has decided to launch a contest in honor of hard working moms! Moms do more than they get credit for, why not make your mom an official Super Mom to show her how much you appreciate her? This contest invites you to nominate your mom, step mother, godmother, grandmother or any other mother figure in your life.

Starting April 20, nominate your mom or favorite mother figure to be a "5-hour ENERGY® Super Mom"! In order to enter, all you need to do is go on our Website or Facebook page and tell us why your mom deserves an extra boost of energy in 400 words or less. Don't forget to submit a photo of the lucky lady, too!

If your mom is named one of 5-hour ENERGY®'s 10 Super Moms, she will win a free 12-pack of 5-hour ENERGY® in her favorite flavor. In addition, your mom and her story will be featured with the other Super Moms in a special online presentation.

When nominating your mom in the "5-hour ENERGY® Super Mom Contest," don't forget to follow these rules:

  • Submissions must be received on or before May 13, 2012

  • All entries must provide contact information and completed release forms

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to participate

  • Applicants agree to contest rules by submitting contest entry forms

Let your mom know how much you appreciate everything she does by getting her crowned Super Mom this Mother's Day! Visit the 5-hour ENERGY® Contest Page to unveil your superhero mom!

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Kansas Speedway – The Heart of Racing in the Midwest

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This weekend 5-hour ENERGY Racing’s driver, Clint Bowyer, returns to his home state as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Kansas Speedway. With a mission to offer the best guest experience in motorsports, Kansas Speedway has built a track that offers fans the total motorsports package. Kansas Speedway’s development has helped Wyandotte County become the top tourist destination in Kansas, with over 11 million annual visitors. So how did the speedway located north east of Clint Bowyer’s hometown of Emporia, Kansas come to be?

Talk of constructing a new race track began in 1996 when the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) started looking for places in the Midwest that could host a new racing facility. Kansas City grabbed the ISC’s attention in 1997, with officials considering both the Missouri and Kansas side of the city. Eventually the Kansas side of the city was chosen since the track would receive better funding. Construction for the new one and a half mile track started in 1999.

In July 1999, Kansas Speedway started their ticket sales through the Founding Fan P.A.S.S, Preferred Access Speedway Seating. All 32 of the facility’s luxury suites were sold out in just one day,leading the ISC to approve the necessary funding for an additional 36 suites. These extra suites increased the speedway’s capacity from 75,000 to just fewer than 82,000.

Kansas Speedway was quickly included as a venue by racing’s different leagues. In May 2000 NASCAR, Indy Racing League and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series announced they would be bringing events to the speedway for its 2001 inaugural racing season. Wyandotte County residents were just as excited as the racing leagues to get a piece of the Kansas Speedway and were given early access to tickets in August 2001. Tickets went on sale to the rest of the public five days later.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Indy Racing League made their Kansas Speedway debut in July 2001 which was the first time NASCAR and IRL ran on the same track during the same weekend. Firsts continued in September 2001 when NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing came to Kansas Speedway. A sold-out crowd watched Jeff Gordon win the speedway’s first Winston Cup race.

So what will NASCAR’s trip to the Kansas Speedway bring this year? Though racing is completely unpredictable, one thing is for sure. Fans visiting Kansas Speedway will have more than enough to keep them busy on race weekend. Between racing, haulers, track events and don’t forget about the new Hollywood Casino located in Turn Two, there’s only one thing left to do. In the famous words of Larry McReynolds, "Reach up there and pull those belts tight one more time!"

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The Quest for Featured Fans Begins Again

Thursday, April 12, 2012

During our last Featured Fan contest, we got to know quite a few of our loyal fans. Learning about how these hard-working individuals power through their daily grind inspired the 5-hour ENERGY® team and now we want to meet even more of our hard working fans!

Starting April 13, 2012 5-hour ENERGY® is launching another quest to recognize our loyal fans across the country and put them in the spotlight. Our fans are truly unique; ranging from moms and firefighters to students and fishermen! This contest is our chance to recognize a few of our dedicated fans by sharing their story on our Website and of course rewarding them with 60 bottles of their favorite flavor of 5-hour ENERGY®!

In order to Enter the Featured Fan Contest, just submit a photo of you in action (with your 5-hour ENERGY® shot, of course) with a short description (up to 400 words) telling us why you love 5-hour ENERGY® and why you deserve the title of Featured Fan. Winners will join the ranks of our other dedicated brand enthusiasts with the title Featured Fan and receive 60 bottles of their favorite flavor(s) of 5-hour ENERGY®!

The 5-hour ENERGY® team will review all of the entries and choose winners based on who we think epitomizes 5-hour ENERGY®. We will share the latest winners’ stories with other fans around the world via our 5-hour ENERGY® Fan Zone. Deadline for submissions is June 13, 2012.

And remember, you don’t have to be an extreme sports athlete or a record breaker to win. Just tell us how 5-hour ENERGY® helps you get stuff done in your daily life. Share your 5-hour ENERGY® story with us by entering our Featured Fan contest today on Facebook or via our Website. Good luck!

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And Our New Featured Fans Are…

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
5-hour ENERGY Featured Fans
Well, our latest Featured Fan Contest has come to a close! Once again, we received many awesome submissions, but narrowed it down and selected 20 die-hard fans to be 5-hour ENERGY®’s newest brand ambassadors.

We asked fans to submit an action shot along with a description of why drinking 5-hour ENERGY® was important to them by March 23. The 5-hour ENERGY® team reviewed fan snapshots and stories from all walks of life, ranging from stay at home parents to busy students. Our 20 winners will be rewarded with 60 bottles of their favorite 5-hour ENERGY® flavor.

The full list of winners is listed on the 5-hour ENERGY® Website, but here’s a taste of some of the entries that blew us away:

Amanda Hawley
5-hour ENERGY® helps me work through a never-ending stack of papers on my desk every day! The boss man wants us to get everything done, and needed it by yesterday. So when I’m busy answering phones, taking orders, inventory, all the shipping, paying bills and catering to my boss’s every need, (and that’s just a Monday) I take 5-hour ENERGY® to keep me up to task.

Robert Topping
I work for a radio station in Southern California, mostly behind the scenes selling radio airtime, but once in a while I get behind the mike to record commercials. I usually get into the studio in the middle of the afternoon. Needless to say, my energy level is low, which doesn't translate well over the airwaves. One bottle of 5-hour ENERGY® picks me up, clears my head and gets me raring to go! It really makes all the difference in the world! My spots sparkle, thanks to 5-hour ENERGY®!

Jonathan Dalisay
Just a few months ago a friend introduced me to 5-hour ENERGY®. Once I tried 5-hour ENERGY® I felt much more alive and energized throughout my day. I was able to accomplish more at work and continue on to do other activities even after. Honestly, 5-hour ENERGY® has helped reshape my life. Since I have started using it, I ran two half marathons and have gotten into the best shape of my life. Everywhere I go I try to have a bottle on me at all times because I never know when I might just need that extra energy. I hope to win this contest because not only would it show that I am one of 5-hour ENERGY®’s biggest fans, but it would also allow me to continue to promote 5-hour ENERGY® to my friends and peers.

Don’t fret if you weren’t chosen this time because there is another Featured Fan Contest coming very soon, so stay tuned for more details!

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