EA Sports/Gillette contest, Day 3: ‘Racecar’ is a palindrome! Win NASCAR 09!

Thanks for all your caption submissions for NBA Live 09, people! The winner, as selected by your Destructoid editors, is Butmac! I’m not going to lie — it may have helped that he threw in some Gillette Fusion™ garnishing. Regardless, send your info to samit[at]destructoid[dot]com, Butmac, and you’ll soon have your brand-spanking-new copy of NBA Live 09 for the Xbox 360!

Today, we’re giving away NASCAR 09 for the Xbox 360, so get ready to drive left for hours on end! Here’s what you have to do to win. Give me a palindrome — minimum length of eight characters, so “racecar” is ineligible — and answer this question as well: Who won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year? Send your answers to samit[at]destructoid[dot]com; those who provide both will be entered into a random drawing for the game. Get Googling, you guys and gals! Entries will be accepted through 5 PM EST tomorrow, November 20th — only one per person, please! The contest is open to anyone, anywhere.

If you’re curious about the EA Sports/Gillette contest itself, hit the jump for details. Also, voting for our Blitz: The League II PS3 giveaway ends tonight at 11:59 PM EST (that’s in less than three hours)!

The full details can be found here, but in a nutshell, you compete in an Xbox Live tournament with any of five different EA Sports titles (Madden NFL 09, NBA Live 09, NASCAR 09, FIFA Soccer 09, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09) for bragging rights, as well as prizes to certify your sports gaming prowess. There are nine weekly Qualifying Rounds, running from October 31-December 28, a week of leaderboard qualifying in a Knock Out Round from January 4-11, 2009, and a Global Competition around February 3, 2009, held in Orlando, Florida.

There are tournaments in North America, Asia, and Europe — the Global Competition will feature one winner per game from each of the three regions. Those fifteen winners will be flown to Orlando to compete against each other, and the winners will have a chance to play against the Gillette Champions: Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Thierry Henry, Denny Hamlin, and Roger Federer! Pretty cool, eh? Weekly winners get a Gillette razor and a 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription; weekly first prize winners receive a Gillette shave kit, a copy of EA’s FaceBreaker, a 12-month Gold subscription, and 1,600 MS Points. Oh, and in addition to being flown to Orlando, the finalists will get a shave kit, 3 EA Sports games, a 12-month Gold subscription, and 4,000 MS Points.

Samit Sarkar