Robin Leach to host pre-race festivities at Las Vegas Motor Speedway;

Robert Goulet, Charlie Daniels to sing National Anthems

Robin Leach, who became world famous as the founder and host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," will host the pre-race show and introduce the starting field for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7.

"To be a part of the fastest growing sport in American history is really something," Leach said. "There will be more than 10 times as many people at the race as there is at a basketball game. That¿s just incredible."

Leach will be joined during the pre-race ceremonies on Sunday by legendary star of stage, screen and television Robert Goulet. Goulet has been selected by the speedway to sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400.

Goulet, a Las Vegas resident, became famous for his role as Sir Lancelot in the Broadway production of Camelot in 1960. The play co-starred Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Goulet¿s film credits include Beetlejuice, Scrooged, Naked Gun 2½ and many others. This will be Goulet¿s second appearance at LVMS. He sang the National Anthem for the 2001 Sam¿s Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series race.

Country music star Charlie Daniels will be making his first appearance at the speedway. He is scheduled to sing the National Anthem for this year¿s Sam¿s Town 300 on Saturday, March 6. Daniels, best known for the hit song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," will perform March 4-7 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

In addition to the major NASCAR events at the superspeedway, the World of Outlaws will compete in the Las Vegas Outlaw Nationals Presented by J.D. Byrider on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series will run Saturday night at the Bullring in the Southern Nevada Dodge Dealers Showdown. This event will feature a 20-lap celebrity race featuring the members of the NASCAR on FOX. Tickets for all events are still available by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-644-4444 or logging on to