NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas kicked off at LVMS today with the Chasers for Charity Fanfest.
Gates opened to the speedway’s Neon Garage at 10 a.m. and the event culminated with a Family Feud-style game show played by the 12 Chase drivers at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The drivers arrived at the speedway at approximately 2 p.m. walked a red carpet through the fans before beginning the game show. The show was hosted by comedian Kevin Burke, who stars in Defending the Caveman at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino.
Prior to the drivers’ arrival, race fans were entertained with free track tours, NASCAR show cars, live music by classic rock band The Wedge Brothers, an autograph session by Miss Sprint Cup, continuous entertainment in the Sprint experience and a celebrity go-kart race featuring comedian Carrot Top, San Francisco Giants centerfielder Aaron Rowand and NASCAR rookie of the year Kevin Conway. SPEED personalities Krista Voda and Larry McReynolds also were on hand to take part in a question-and-answer session with fans just prior to the drivers’ arrival. The Richard Petty Driving Experience offered rides for a fee with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Speedway Children’s Charities.
View the photo gallery from today's event at: http://www.lvms.com/handler.cfm/template,photo_gallery/sf_id,9473/cat_id,44256/