We have now wrapped up the very first Chasers for Charity Fanfest here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we would like to thank all of the fans for making the event such a great success.
The Neon Garage hosted some great entertainers and guests throughout the day including Tabor Dame, ESPN's Jamie Little, NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett and much more. Fans lined the red carpet winding through the entire garage as all twelve drivers made their way through the crowd, signing autographs and taking photos. The top four 2009 finishers, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson, stopped for an interview on stage and then headed to the media center to prepare for the roast of the 2009 NASCAR Chase Champion, Jimmie Johnson.
At the roast, the jokes began right away as Las Vegas comedian and roast host, Kevin Burke took to the stage in front of more than 200 fans on the third floor of the LVMS media center. All speedway guests were able to watch the roast, which lasted over an hour, on televisions located inside the Neon Garage. The eleven drivers were given the chance to roast Jimmie Johnson and they did not disappoint.
After each driver took to the stage for their chance to roast, it was Jimmie Johnson who had the last word and he used it to thank the fans and everyone involved for making the inaugural Chasers for Charity Fanfest such a success.
Again, we here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway would like to thank all of the fans for coming out and making this a great event benefiting a great cause. All proceeds from the Chasers for Charity Fanfest will go to Speedway Children's Charities to help children of Southern Nevada.
Make sure to check out www.lvms.com for photos, news and more on the fanfest as well as information on all of the exciting events coming to LVMS in 2010!
The gates opened at 10 a.m. and the Neon Garage is already full of fans! Every guest that comes through the gate is receiving a complimentary poster and full access to the Neon Garage.
Country group Tabor Dame has already taken to the stage and is getting the crowd pumped up for a day full of events. For more information on Tabor Dame, visit http://www.myspace.com/tabordame.
Fans have a special opportunity to win tickets to the roast of Jimmie Johnson, being held this afternoon in the Blackjack Club, by buying raffle tickets from the Speedway Children's Charities booth near the Neon Garage entrance. This is the only way to win tickets to this inaugural event, so stop by the booth to purchase your raffle tickets today.
Richard Petty Driving Experience is heating up the track and offering 3-lap ride-alongs for only $109. RPDE is donating a portion of all of today's sales to Speedway Children's Charities. Come out and take a one-of-a-kind, high-speed ride on the 1.5-mile superspeedway to benefit SCC.
As the Neon Garage fills up, anticipation of the afternoon arrival of our Chase drivers continues to build. Stay following on Twitter (@LVMotorspeedway) and check out www.lvms.com for the most up-to-date information on what's going on here at the speedway.
Good morning from Las Vegas Motor Speedway! We are excited to host the inaugural Chasers for Charity Fanfest today and are looking forward to a great day here at LVMS.
Today's event will include a free-admission fanfest throughout the afternoon as well as a charity roast of 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The fanfest will kickoff NASCAR's inaugural Champion's Week here in Las Vegas. Gates open for the fanfest at 10 a.m. this morning and fans can enjoy car displays, live music and much more throughout the day.
News crews, Miss Sprint Cup and comedian Kevin Burke were on hand this morning for live hits on FOX 5 and KTNV Channel 13 news. The crews will be covering the event throughout the morning so make sure to tune in for features live from the Neon Garage and Pit Road.
For more information on all of the events going on today, including a schedule, please visit http://www.lvms.com/media/news/554485.html
We will be blogging from the infield here at LVMS all day so check back often for photos, up-to-date information and much more!
We'll see you at the fanfest!