Race for the NASCAR Nextel Cup with Patch’s NASCAR Board Game
BELOIT, Wis.—NASCAR fans can have their own race for the NASCAR Nextel Cup with Patch Products’ new NASCAR® Chase for the Nextel Cup™ 2007 board game.
The new for 2007 game features drivers who qualified for The 2007 Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup, which is NASCAR’s version of playoffs. The 12 drivers who are highlighted in the game along with their race cars are: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. The drivers were determined Sept. 8 after the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 race at Richmond International Speedway. Manufacturing of the game in the United States started immediately after the race so it will be on store shelves in October.
Players race around the racetrack game board, trying to be the first to cross the finish line for the 10 races that make up The Chase. They collect chips for the races they win, and the player with the most race chips at the end of the game is the winner.
Along the way, players try to avoid the Crash Zone and Pit Road but zoom forward when they land on a Drafting Advantage space or play a Pass Card. The game board also has several Chase Challenge spaces, which might help lucky players take the lead or avoid a crash. Players who aren’t so lucky might be warned about changing track conditions or a tire that’s losing air.
The number of NASCAR fans is estimated at 75 million nationwide. Among major professional sports, NASCAR ranks first in per-event attendance and second in regular season television viewership.
NASCAR® Chase for the Nextel Cup™ 2007 board game is for 2 to 10 players, ages 8 to adult.
About Patch Products
Patch Products, headquartered in Beloit, Wis., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of family entertainment products. Board games, card games, puzzles and collegiate-licensed foam sports toys are the core product lines. Top-selling games include Buzzword®, Such & Such®, Toss Up!®, Swap!® and the Jeff Foxworthy™ You Might Be a Redneck If…™ Game. For more information, visit www.patchproducts.com.