JTG Daugherty creates new ‘rewards program’ for fans

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You’ve heard of frequent flier and frequent hotel guest programs, right?

Now comes, for lack of a better phrase, a frequent fan program.

JTG Daugherty, a one-car operation with AJ Allmendinger behind the wheel, has created announced Friday that it has created the first “rewards program” for race fans in NASCAR.

Utilizing a partner web site called “Racing-Rewards.com,” JTG officials said in a media release Friday that the program is designed to offer “one-of-a-kind, insider NASCAR access and rewards … to reward fans for supporting the team and sponsors through social media activities.”

Fans earn points for engagement with the team and its sponsors through social media usage. There also will be contests and drawings for “bigger and better” rewards, JTG-D said.

There’s no cost to fans, either.

Fans can sign up for the program, create a profile and then can integrate their own Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, GetGlue and Foursquare social media accounts to their profile.

The more engagement fans have, the more points they earn towards rewards. JTG-D said that fans can earn points every day in various ways of social media outreach and engagement.

There’s also a tier system where the most active users have the ability to enter drawings for bigger and better prizes.

And here’s the best part, according to JTG-D: “There is also the ‘Fanfluence’ leader board where fans can keep track of everyone’s rankings.”

Think of it as a Chase format of sorts, where the more points you earn, the better your chances for the best payoff prize-wise.

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Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.

MORE: Stage 14 overall Rally wrapup

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MORE: Stage 8 wrapup

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