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January 17, 2013

Michael Waltrip Racing urges fans to save Monopoly car

WILMINGTON, DE, – Michael Waltrip Racing is urging fans to help them save the endangered Monopoly race car token.  The race car is one of the earliest Monopoly game tokens, introduced in 1935. But the beleaguered game piece could get sent to the junkyard, and it needs help from an online pit crew of race fans. Michael Waltrip Racing, partnering with AAA Mid-Atlantic, is asking fans to join a social media campaign in voting to save the little metal roadster.

“As a child, I was always the ‘race car’ when I played Monopoly,” said Waltrip. “No offense to the shoe, iron or thimble, but the race car is by far, the most exciting Monopoly token, which is no surprise to the legions of race fans. Let’s keep up the fight to save this iconic game piece.”

Hasbro, Monopoly’s maker, plans to retire one of its classic game tokens: either the race car, iron, Scottie dog, wheelbarrow, shoe, top hat, thimble or battleship. The token with the lowest votes goes permanently to jail and won’t pass go anymore. Fans can vote until Feb. 5 for the one they want to keep.

AAA Mid-Atlantic sponsors the entire Michael Waltrip Racing team. Additionally, AAA is the official travel, roadside assistance and insurance partner of MWR and Dover International Speedway.

To get more information and to cast your vote to save the Monopoly race car:

  • On Twitter, follow @MWRteam and @drivewithAAA and remember to tweet #TeamRACECAR after you cast your vote.

Monopoly is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc.

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