NSCS: LVMS to host free Fanfest as NASCAR Champion’s Week kicks off in Las Vegas on Wednesday

NASCAR fans will have several opportunities to see their favorite Sprint Cup Series drivers, including 2015 Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch, when NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas kicks off Wednesday with the popular Fanfest, hosted by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, at the Fremont Street Experience.

Wednesday’s free Fanfest will feature Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, including Busch, a Las Vegas native, and his older brother, Kurt, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Beginning at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, the drivers will walk a red carpet through the crowd en route to the Third Street Stage.

The highlight of Fanfest will be a Jeopardy!-style game show involving Chase drivers. They will be joined onstage by fans chosen through local media outlets and LVMS social media, and the show will be hosted by FOX Sports reporter and Las Vegas resident Jamie Little and Miss Sprint Cup.

“Fanfest has grown into a highlight of Champion’s Week, and fans have really responded well to the event,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “Fans are able to see their favorite drivers up close in a relaxed and fun environment, and everyone has a great time. With the help of our friends at Toyota, Boyd Gaming, Sprint and Coca-Cola, we are able to help NASCAR kick off an exciting week in Las Vegas in style.”

In addition to the Fanfest, the Chase drivers also will participate in the traditional NASCAR Victory Lap on Las Vegas Boulevard beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. The drivers also will take part in NASCAR’s “After The Lap” at 5 p.m. on Thursday at The Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms Casino Resort. The week will culminate with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday night at Wynn Las Vegas.

For additional information, please call LVMS at 702-644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.

2015 NASCAR Champion’s Week schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Fanfest Presented by Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Fremont Street Experience, 2-4 p.m. PT (free admission)

Dec. 2-4
Champion’s Week Live at The LINQ Promenade, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT daily

Thursday, Dec. 3
NASCAR Victory Lap Fueled by Sunoco
Miracle Mile Shops to The LINQ, Las Vegas Boulevard, 3:30 p.m. PT

NASCAR After The Lap
The Pearl Theater, Palms Casino Resort, 5-6:30 p.m. PT

Friday, Dec. 4
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards
Wynn Las Vegas, Red carpet, 4-5 p.m.
(TV broadcast available on NBCSN at 6 p.m. PT; radio broadcast on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 5 p.m. PT.)

*For more information on Champion’s Week, go to www.NASCAR.com/championsweek.