NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas kicks off Wednesday
NASCAR fans will have several opportunities to see their favorite Sprint Cup Series drivers when NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas kicks off Wednesday with the popular fanfest, hosted by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, at the Fremont Street Experience.
Wednesday's free fanfest will feature all 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, including 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. Beginning at 2 p.m., the drivers will walk a red carpet through the crowd en route to the Third Street Stage.
The highlight of fanfest will be a "Win, Lose or Draw"-style game show involving all 16 Chase drivers. They will be joined onstage by fans chosen through local media outlets and LVMS social media. The show will be hosted by two-time Daytona 500 winner and Dancing With The Stars contestant Michael Waltrip and Miss Sprint Cup Julianna White.
"Each year, the fanfest has been one of the highlights of Champion's Week," said LVMS president Chris Powell. "It not only gives the fans a chance to get close to the top drivers in NASCAR, but it also allows the fans to see them in a much more relaxed environment than they would during a NASCAR race. This event has grown into one of the best fan events in NASCAR and we're very appreciative of our friends at Boyd Gaming, Sprint and Coca-Cola who make it possible for us to put on this show each year."
In addition to the fanfest, the 16 drivers who qualified for the Chase also will participate in the traditional NASCAR Victory Lap on Las Vegas Boulevard beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday. The drivers also will take part in NASCAR's "After The Lap" at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms Casino Resort. The week will culminate with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday at Wynn Las Vegas.
For additional information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com. Make sure to follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.