Race fans descending upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NASCAR weekend will enjoy four days of racing action and endless entertainment. There's also the chance to help children in need.
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will host several events over the course of the race weekend, and each is an opportunity for patrons to give back to the Las Vegas community.
Throughout race weekend, SCC volunteers will be selling tickets for the SCC Las Vegas 50/50 Raffle. Fifty percent of the jackpot goes to a lucky winner, and the other fifty percent goes to SCC to help local children in need. The grand prize winner will be announced Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and posted on the SCC website and social media accounts.
The NASCAR Hauler Parade, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 20, will now start a half hour earlier. The change is being implemented by local law enforcement, which must accommodate the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence that same day.
Everything else remains the same - the parade will begin at the Las Vegas welcome sign on Las Vegas Boulevard. Approximately 40 brightly colored 18-wheeled NASCAR Cup Series haulers will receive a police escort as they drive north on the Strip before making their way west on Sahara Ave. and hitting Interstate 15 headed for the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The haulers will proceed to Speedway Boulevard and make their way through the LVMS tunnel under turns 1 and 2 to their garage stalls outside the Neon Garage.
02/12/20"Miracle on Ice" U.S. Hockey team to be grand marshals for Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Feb. 23
The 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic Hockey Team will be the grand marshals for the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The group will include most members from that historic team, which shocked the Soviet Union in the semifinals before defeating Finland to win the gold medal in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Carnell Johnson will perform the national anthem before the start of the 267-lap race. The 38-year-old Las Vegan, who is a trained bass-baritone singer, has become a Vegas celebrity for his work as a mainstay with the Vegas Golden Knights, earning the moniker "Golden Pipes."
Bill McAnally has been in the race game for many years, so it's hard for him to experience something for the first time. However, the owner of the racing team that bears his name enters the 2020 season in uncharted territory.
Coming off a 2019 campaign that saw Bill McAnally Racing win its ninth NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (now ARCA Menards West) title, there are no returning drivers on the team.
"We've built our program for years where we've always had one returning driver to be the senior driver and help our rookies," McAnally said. "Chris Eggleston to Todd Gilliland to Derek Kraus to Hailie Deegan - we've always had a senior driver. So this is unique to not only have four rookies, but four rookies who haven't spent a lot of time on asphalt."
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is excited to announce the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic Hockey Team will be honored prior to the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 23.
The gathering will include most members from that historic team, which shocked the Soviet Union in the semifinals before defeating Finland to win the gold medal in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Among those in attendance will be team Captain Mike Eruzione; four-time Stanley Cup winner, Ken Morrow; 1981 inaugural Hobey Baker Award winner and 1995 Stanley Cup winner, Neal Broten; and Dave Christian of the famous Christian hockey family, whose father and uncle won Olympic Gold in 1960.