The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Brenden Theatres at The Palms Casino Resort, are teaming up for a spectacular opening of Universal Picture's summer hit "The Fast and The Furious 3 - Tokyo Drift."   At tonight's 12:01 a.m. opening and Friday from 6 -10 p.m., moviegoers will get the opportunity to see a special display featuring a car from the D1 Drift Grand Prix Series, a car from the NHRA Sport Compact Series and professional spokesmodels from LVMS and International All-Stars.

"The Brenden Theatres at The Palms offer the most incredible movie-going experience in Las Vegas," said Chris Blair, LVMS' senior director of drag racing operations. "We're bringing the excitement of the racing action of Las Vegas Motor Speedway to one of America's greatest party resorts. It will be an amazing opportunity for the sport of NHRA Drag Racing and D1 Drift Grand Prix."
 
As part of the cross promotion with Brenden Theatres at The Palms, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway promotional team and spokesmodels will be on-hand to distribute information regarding Las Vegas Motor Speedway's racing programs as well as the upcoming Las Vegas Sport Compact Nationals. The July 15 event will feature the NHRA Sport Compact Series, Extreme Autofest and the top drift racers from Japan competing in the D1 Drift Grand Prix.
 
"Our promotions team had the opportunity to see a special screening of "The Fast and The Furious - Tokyo Drift" on Monday night and it is absolutely incredible, a surefire summer hit," continued Blair. "The timing is perfect with our upcoming Sport Compact Nationals and we're excited to be bringing this amazing sport to Las Vegas.  The third Fast and Furious movie will do for the sport of drifting what the first Fast and Furious did for sport compact racing."
 
The Brenden Theatres is located inside the world famous Palms Casino at 4321 West Flamingo Road.

For showtimes of the Fast and Furious 3 - Tokyo Drift at Brenden Theatres, go to: 

www.brendentheatres.com
Movie information:  www.thefastandthefurious.com
D1 Drift Grand Prix information:  www.D1GP.com
NHRA Sport Compact Drag Racing Series