Race fans who've wondered exactly what transpires in the drivers' meeting prior to a NASCAR event will get their opportunity to learn for themselves during the 2012 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

For the first time ever at LVMS, race fans will be able to attend the pre-race drivers’ meeting for the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. Weather permitting, the meeting will take place adjacent to the main stage in the center of the Neon Garage.

"The Neon Garage opened in 2007, and it’s provided unprecedented access to all of the behind-the-scenes action within the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage," said LVMS President Chris Powell. "Thanks to NASCAR, we’re able to take that access up another notch. This will give race fans an even deeper look into what goes on for the drivers and crew chiefs prior to a race."

“The entire NASCAR community has always worked closely to ensure that we are the most fan-friendly sport,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “This is another terrific example of a race track providing fans with access that is unprecedented in sports.”

NASCAR Weekend is composed of the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup event on March 11, preceded by the Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide Series event on March 10 and Stratosphere Pole Day on March 9.

Race fans can obtain tickets and Neon Garage passes online at www.lvms.com or by calling 1-800-644-4444.

Two nights of racing at the half-mile dirt track will kick off the weekend March 7-8 with World of Outlaws and USAC events.