Las Vegas Motor Speedway will kick off NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas with a fanfest at the Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday, Nov. 28. This will be the first event involving the 12 Chase drivers during this year’s celebration of the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. The event is free to the public.
The highlight of the event will be an Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader-type show involving the 12 Chase drivers.
“Each year, the fanfest has been one of the best events of Champion’s Week,” said LVMS president Chris Powell. “It not only gives the fans a chance to get close to the 12 top drivers in NASCAR, but it also allows the fans to see them in a much more relaxed environment without their fire suits and helmets. This is one of the best fan events in NASCAR. We’re very appreciative to our friends at Boyd Gaming and Coca-Cola who make it possible for us to put on this show.”
The fifth graders will come from Lomie Heard Elementary School, located on Nellis Air Force Base.
The event, which will be held on the Third Street Stage on Fremont Street adjacent to the Fremont Hotel and Casino, will begin at 2 p.m. The drivers will walk a red carpet through the crowd en route to the stage.
The speedway will also be helping choose six fans who could win big prizes if their team of drivers wins the game show. The speedway will choose fans through social networking, media promotions and one lucky fan will be chosen on site to be matched up with a racing pair. The fan paired with the winning team will receive tickets to Friday’s Champion’s banquet at the Wynn Las Vegas as well as weekend suite passes for the March 8-10, 2013 NASCAR Weekend at LVMS.