Official schedule for Champion’s Week

NASCAR finally has released the official schedule its Dec.2- 4 Sprint Cup Champion’s Week activities in Las Vegas. Television coverage of key events, including the Dec. 4 banquet, will be on Speed (Cox Digital 329) and on Sirius/XM satellite radio.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Chasers for Charity Fanfest at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This event includes a free-admission fan event, plus a charity roast of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. For the Fanfest, gates open at 9 a.m. Access to the speedway’s Neon Garage begins at 11 a.m. This portion of the event includes a red-carpet walk by the champion and the other 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, car displays, live music, reduced-price concessions and a raffle drawing.

The Charity Roast takes place in the speedway’s Blackjack Club, located in the infield media center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The roast includes a private reception with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and Chase participants, plus reserved seats and parking. It will be shown on closed-circuit television in the Neon Garage. Due to space considerations, it’s limited to the first 300 people who respond. Cost is a $250 tax-deductible donation to Speedway Children’s Charities.

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Thursday, Dec. 3 –NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards in the Venetian Showroom at the Venetian. Annual recognition of series award winners, which includes drivers, crew members, teams and industry icons. (Not open to the public.)

Thursday, Dec. 3 – Top 12 Victory Lap Parade. All 12 Chase participants will drive a lap in their race car on Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip). It begins at 3:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand proceeding north to Spring Mountain Road before returning to the MGM. Includes a pit stop and a “burnout” at the Spring Mountain intersection and ends at 4 p.m

Friday, Dec. 4 – Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas, from 6-9:40 p.m.

This year’s awards ceremony marks the first time in the sport’s history that fans will join drivers, team owners and industry leaders in celebrating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Approximately 300 tickets are available to fans, which are being distributed by tracks, NASCAR partners, top-12 drivers and teams through various fan promotions.