The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will be Dec. 5 at Wynn Las Vegas, the culmination of Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, with Fox Sports 1 televising the event. It will be the sixth consecutive year the awards show has been in Las Vegas.
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They were in the same room Thursday, and that meant something.
For the fifth consecutive year the top 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers paraded down Las Vegas Blvd.
One of the traditions of NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas is that they bring the recently minted titlist to the newspaper office for an interview and a Capriotti’s sandwich.
They’re stock car racing’s Dynamic Duo: Jimmie Johnson, the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, and his crew chief, Chad Knaus, answer some questions that aren’t directly related to auto racing.
NASCAR Champions Week makes its return to Las Vegas starting today, and stock-car racing fans will have plenty of opportunities to see their favorite drivers in person at events around the valley.
As I was standing behind the velvet ropes Friday, waiting for the world's finest stock-car drivers to appear on the red carpet before the Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas and do neck fidgets because the collars on their tuxedo shirts...
This was all Alex Zanardi's fault. It was 3:45 p.m. Thursday, and I was standing at the intersection of the Strip and Spring Mountain Road. The acrid smell of burning rubber was imbedded in my sinus cavity, and there were little pebbles of Goodyear...
Fans gathered Wednesday at the Fremont Street Experience to get autographs and see their favorite drivers upclose at the beginning of NASCAR Champion's Week. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Fanfest featured drivers taking part in a version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Tonight the annual awards luncheon and industry gathering will be at Encore Las Vegas.
Brad Keselowski reminds me of Eddie Haskell from the old "Leave It to Beaver" show. He even sort of looks like him, down to the toothy, mischievous grin. He can be charming, like when Eddie said "That's a lovely dress you're wearing, Mrs. Cleaver."...
NASCAR and Las Vegas have gotten serious. The powerhouse sports organization and the tourist playground will take their relationship to another level today with the announcement of a three-year deal to keep NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Awards and Champions Week in Las Vegas for three more years.
Gentlemen, start your cummerbunds. NASCAR held its annual awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday night, and it's times like this when one thinks of the old comedian George Gobel. Gobel had the misfortune to be a guest on "The Tonight Show"...
It was just a coincidence that I downloaded "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby," author Tom Wolfe's first book of essays, onto my Kindle on the eve of learning I would be covering NASCAR Champion's Week.
I hate NASCAR. This is what I'm thinking as I'm waiting to get into NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon's car Thursday afternoon.
NASCAR Champion's Week Victory Lap and Burn Out in Las Vegas on Dec. 1, 2011.
NASCAR Champion's Week is more than half over, and I have yet to encounter the NAPA Kn-kn-kn-know-How Guy. A guy wearing a Jocko Flocko T-shirt said I might find him at Wednesday's NASCAR Fanfest on Fremont Street. I saw a lot of guys from Kentucky...
A victory parade of the top 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock cars will shut down Las Vegas Boulevard for about 30 minutes this afternoon. At 3:15 p.m., drivers will make their way down the Strip, closing off the intersection of Spring Mountain Road...
Today, 12 NASCAR drivers will come together for an unscripted, unfiltered meeting with fans at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The event, After the Lap, is the jewel in the NASCAR Champion's Week crown and moderator Jamie Little expects it to be a free-for-all.
Only 11 days ago, Tony Stewart won his third NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, racing from the back of the pack twice, passing 118 cars on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami oval. It was 15 years ago that Stewart finished second by 0.086 seconds in the inaugural Indy Racing League event at Walt Disney World Speedway. But a star was born.
Often, you're only as good as the company you keep. And this week, Las Vegas is hanging with the fast crowd.
On Friday night, Jimmie Johnson was the man of the hour at Wynn Las Vegas during an awards banquet celebrating his unprecedented fifth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championship. It was such a grand affair that Tony Stewart shaved. While this was...
Before Jimmie Johnson turned 21, whenever he was in Vegas to race, he would go to hotel arcades to try to become a better driver by playing racing video games. "When the NASCAR games came out -- 'Daytona USA' -- I would just sit there and run that...
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