For the fifth consecutive year the top 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers paraded down Las Vegas Blvd.
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With ticket sales and revenues at NASCAR tracks declining around the country, expect race venue owners to invest in smartphone connectivity and social media technology in hopes of drawing more young fans and building the next generation of followers.
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.
On Friday, 18-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski did something never done in NASCAR’s developmental touring divisions; on Sunday, 35-year-old Kurt Busch drove a car painted up in Wonder Bread colors. This being NASCAR, it’s probably not hard to guess which of these generated the most publicity.
The longtime valley resident Brendan Gaughan has been in town preparing for today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And the 38-year-old veteran driver said he never has been more comfortable behind the wheel.
Ryan Newman is replacing Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as part of NASCAR’S penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race at Richmond.
Boyd Gaming Corp., the primary sponsor of the annual NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Las Vegas, will now be reflected in the name.
Whatever Kasey Kahne’s thoughts might have been about NASCAR’s new Generation-6 car before Sunday, he sounded a lot like its biggest supporter after his runner-up finish in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“We were really loose. We got our car too tight at one point, too. We fought back and forth on the balance, and that was the biggest thing we struggled with.”
Last year ended with such promise for Kurt Busch and his new Furniture Row Racing team.