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NASCAR Weekend Just Around The Turn

February 20, 2013 at 2:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

The NASCAR season kicks off this weekend with the Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 may be the biggest race of the NASCAR season but it's also just the beginning. In a couple weeks NASCAR comes to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR weekend is full of stock car action beginning with the NASCAR parade on the Strip on Wednesday, March 6 through the Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday, March 10.

Wednesday, March 6
6 p.m. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade on Las Vegas Blvd.

Thursday, March 7
8:30 a.m.–Noon – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice.
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice.
4 p.m. – Neon Garage closes.
5 p.m. – Speedway Children’s Charities NASCAR Driver Auction at Sam’s Town Live! in Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino.

Friday, March 8 – Stratosphere Pole Day
8:30 a.m. – Ticket gates, Neon Garage and suites open.
9-11:50 a.m. – Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series practice.
Noon-1:30 p.m. – Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice.
1:40-3:30 p.m. – Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice.
3:40 p.m. – Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stratosphere Pole day qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
6-8 p.m. – Kobalt Kampout RV Appreciation Party (Neon Garage)

Saturday, March 9 – Sam’s Town 300
8:30 a.m. – Ticket gates, Neon Garage and suites open.
9-9:50 a.m. – Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice.
10:05 a.m. – Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice.
12:40 p.m. – Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver introductions.
1:15 p.m. – Sam’s Town 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series, 200 laps, 300 miles).
4:30-7 p.m. – Richard Petty Driving Experience rides.
5 p.m. – Neon Garage closes.

Sunday, March 10 – Kobalt Tools 400
7 a.m. – Ticket gates, Neon Garage and suites open.
8:30-9:30 a.m. – Speedway Children’s Charities track walk.
11:30 a.m. – Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions.
Noon – Kobalt Tools 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, 267 laps, 400.5 miles).
3:30 p.m. (time approximate) – US Legend Cars International races on infield oval.
5 p.m. – Neon Garage closes.

Expect the casinos filled with jackets and t-shirts covered in NASCAR sponsor logos similar to what the drivers wear.  All of the action doesn't take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Stratosphere is the host hotel for NASCAR weekend and will have NASCAR events beginning with a viewing party for the Daytona 500 this Sunday.

Find more information on NASCAR Weekend and buy tickets at LVMS.com [photo - LVMS]

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