Take down the banners.  Cancel the caucus. Thompson has been declared the first victor in Nevada.

That's Wendy Thompson, not Fred.

Wendy Thompson of Las Vegas was one of the winners of a promotion which invited race fans whose surnames matched those of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to purchase Neon Garage passes for Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Feb. 29-March 2 NASCAR Weekend.  The first person whose last name matches that of a candidate (Huckabee, McCain, Romney, Thompson, Clinton, Obama, Edwards) is eligible to receive a refund on their purchase.  Thompson purchased two Neon Garage passes for the upcoming UAW-Dodge 400 and Sam's Town 300 and immediately received her rebate.  The speedway still is looking for an Obama and a Giuliani, among others.

The contest, which began Jan. 14, ends at 5 p.m. on the day the all-important Nevada Caucus commences: Saturday, Jan. 19.

The Neon Garage is a fan interactive, entertainment zone located in the center of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage. Unprecedented access to drivers and teams, Vegas-style entertainment including celebrity impersonators such as Elvis and Madonna, the Winner's Circle and specialty concessions are just some of the highlights of the Neon Garage.

The Feb. 29-March 2 NASCAR Weekend is the largest sporting event in the western United States. The highlight of the weekend is the 11th running of the UAW-Dodge 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 2. The Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event is set for Saturday, March 1. Qualifying for the UAW-Dodge 400 will be Friday, Feb. 29.

For more information, please call the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444.