The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will open on Sunday, Feb. 26 with the Daytona 500. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is presenting nine 95.5 KWNR Vegas Country Daytona 500 viewing parties throughout the Las Vegas area. Doors will open at all locations at 9 a.m.

Guests can win LVMS NASCAR Weekend tickets and Kobalt Tools tool kits and enjoy special prices on Budweiser beer and mixed drinks at all locations. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.

“This is an excellent opportunity for race fans to join others who are passionate about the sport in celebrating the opening of the 2012 season,” said LVMS President Chris Powell. “In addition, fans will have a chance to win some really nice prizes.  We invite our local fans to kick off the season at one of the parties, and then join us for NASCAR Weekend two weeks later.”

Party locations include:

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall – Roxy’s Saloon
5111 Boulder Highway

Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

Suncoast Hotel & Casino
9090 Alta Drive

South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd South

Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower – Images Lounge
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Cannery Hotel & Casino
2121 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
740 S. Decatur Boulevard 

PBR Rock Bar & Grill
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Aquarius Casino Resort
1900 S. Casino Dr. in Laughlin

LVMS’s 2012 NASCAR Weekend will take place on March 9-11. NASCAR racing activity starts on Friday, March 9 with Stratosphere Pole Day. The NASCAR Nationwide Series takes center stage on Saturday, March 10 with the annual Sam’s Town 300 at 2 p.m. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 is scheduled to start at noon on Sunday, March 11.

LVMS has added an exciting new feature to this year’s NASCAR Weekend: fan access to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers’ meeting on Sunday morning. Weather permitting, the pre-race drivers’ meeting will be held in the Neon Garage, adjacent to the main stage and fans holding a weekend or Sunday Neon Garage pass are invited to attend.

The race weekend kicks off Wednesday, March 7 with IMCA Modified and West Coast Late Model racing at the recently-resurfaced half-mile Dirt Track. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series will take center stage at the Dirt Track on Thursday, March 8 and will be joined by the 360 Sprint Car Series.

Tickets for the NASCAR Weekend are on sale at www.lvms.com or by calling (800) 644-4444. Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 preferred parking and driver introduction passes also are available. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.