Kyle Busch’s Cup Series title defense came up just short, but the Las Vegas driver fought to the end in a dramatic finish.
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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.