News has been scarce around the NASCAR world as of late, but that will change this week as the sport’s biggest stars descend upon Las Vegas for Champion’s Week.
Festivities will begin Tuesday and continue through Friday night, which will see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and the rest of the Chasers honored in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas.
While some of the week’s events are private affairs, many of them will be open to the public.
The LINQ’s Promenade will serve as the major fan hub, but other functions will take place on and near the Las Vegas Strip. Here’s a look at the itinerary:
Tuesday (Dec. 2) – Fans are welcome to watch and participate in the live broadcast of NASCAR Live on MRN Radio from the Wynn Las Vegas’ Race and Sports Book. The broadcast will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. PT (local) and feature Harvick as the special guest…That day will also mark the start of the two-day NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum at the Aria Casino – registration is required to attend.
Wednesday (Dec. 3) – Fans can pick up a Pit Pass lanyard at The LINQ Promenade and use it to starting checking in at various Champion’s Week sites from Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT. By sharing their check-ins on social media, fans will be eligible to win special prizes. For a list of locations, go here…Fremont Street Experience will host the Champion’s Week FanFest from 2 – 4 p.m. PT, featuring a red carpet walk by the Chase contenders and a new game-show style competition. For details, go here.
Thursday (Dec. 4) – The NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn’s Encore Ballroom (11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PT) will feature the presentation of several team and individual awards…All 16 Chase drivers will parade down the Strip in their race cars and perform burnouts for spectators in NASCAR Victory Lap (3:30 p.m. PT). The route will begin at the Miracle Mile Shops and end at The LINQ Promenade…NASCAR After The Lap – billed as “the ultimate driver tell-all” – is sure to feature some great stories from the Chasers. The sold-out event at the Palms Resort and Casino will be held from 5 – 6:30 p.m. PT and feature a concert from country star Cassadee Pope…All three events will be live-streamed on NASCAR.com.
Friday (Dec. 5) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards will put a exclamation point on a busy week. Red-carpet arrivals will take place from 4 -5 p.m. PT at the Wynn (NASCAR.com will stream from 4:30 – 5 p.m. PT). MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio begin their respective coverage at 8 p.m. ET, while FS1 starts its broadcast of the awards at 9 p.m. ET…The Awards will also include the reveal of this year’s winner of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Fans can vote for the winner through Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET at NASCAR.com/award.