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NASCAR awards show Dec. 5 at Wynn Las Vegas

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.

Thinking a good thought today for ambitious lead foot Busch

There’s a scene in the iconic stock-car movie “Days of Thunder” that takes place the night before the big race — the Daytona 500, if memory serves — in which Robert Duvall talks to Tom Cruise’s car. Duvall was cast as crusty crew chief Harry Hogge; Cruise as brash young driver Cole Trickle.

As NASCAR wants, this Cup race had its Game 7 moment

It was about halfway through the Kobalt 400 on Sunday afternoon when the Performance Racing Network announcer’s voice crackled over the speakers in the media center. He reported that he was back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that the race was being dominated by Kevin Harvick, that only 16 cars were on the lead lap.