Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The 2018 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Site Inspection Trip Is Complete #KPCharityRide

The 2018 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Site Inspection Trip Is Complete ##KPCharityRide
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is an annual, cross-country motorcycle ride that travels to raise awareness and funds for Victory Junction, a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening medical illnesses. The KPCR is one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, and has raised over 1.3 million dollars for charity in 2017. 


The 2018 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Site Inspection Trip Is Complete #Kpcharityride #NASCAR

Message for Kyle Petty

I always say the best way to see the country is from the seat of a motorcycle. The sights, the smells, the colors are more brilliant and everything you see comes alive when you ride. When the Charity Ride began in 1995, we had no idea it would become the huge fundraising event it is today. We were just a bunch of guys riding our Harleys and having a good time! Then we realized we could help others and it became so much more. Today, I’m proud to say we’ve raised over $17.5 million to support Victory Junction and other children’s charities. The Ride Across America is the ultimate motorcycle experience and we’d love for you to join us!

Kyle Petty and his wife Morgan #NASCAR
In preparation for the 2018 24th Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, retired #NASCAR Driver and current television analyst for NBC, Kyle Petty and his wife Morgan completed a route inspection trip last week. 

Follow along the couple’s adventure with their tweets below.









Here is the 2018 ‘The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America’ Schedule:
  • Day 1, Saturday, May 13 - Portland, Oregon to Walla Walla, Washington
  • Day 2, Sunday, May 14 - Walla Walla, Washington to Missoula, Montana
  • Day 3, Monday, May 15 - Missoula, Montana to Cody, Wyoming
  • Day 4, Tuesday, May 16 - Cody, Wyoming to Deadwood, South Dakota
  • Day 5, Wednesday, May 17 - Deadwood, South Dakota to Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Day 6, Thursday, May 18 - Mitchell, South Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Day 7, Friday, May 19 - Minneapolis, Minnesota to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

#NASCAR Race Mom with husban Paul on their Victory Junction Tour #NASCAR


Victory Junction is a benevolent endeavor that is near and dear to NASCAR Race Mom heart. Our family donates monthly. We were even able to tour the facility this year! It is an awesome campus. NRM wishes she could cover the #KPCharityRide ride in person. Nevertheless, check back here in May for daily updates as to this charitable adventure’s progress!

It looks like Rutledge Wood, Kyle Petty and I color coordinated for this interview.  #NASCAR
It looks like Rutledge Wood, Kyle Petty and I color-coordinated for this interview in 2014.
 

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Credit One Bank Greatly Bolsters Partnership with CGR and Kyle Larson

Credit One Bank Greatly Bolsters Partnership with CGR and Kyle Larson

The Primary Sponsor for Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro  Will Debut At The 2018 Daytona 500.

Credit One Bank Greatly Bolsters Partnership with CGR and Kyle Larson

 

After a successful first season with Kyle Larson and the No. 42 team, Credit One Bank, the Official Credit Card of NASCAR, will expand the relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) by becoming the largest sponsor of the No. 42 for the 2018 season.
Credit One Bank Greatly Bolsters Partnership with CGR and Kyle Larson

Credit One Bank’s multi-year deal will kick off with the 2018 season-opening Daytona 500, which will be the 60th running of the Great American Race. In addition to the Daytona 500, Credit One Bank will serve as the primary sponsor for Larson, who will be in his fifth full-time season in NASCAR’s premier series, and the No. 42 team throughout the 2018 season.

Credit One Bank, who first partnered with CGR in 2016 for several races with the No. 1 team, will also continue as an associate sponsor with Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team in 2018.

Credit One Bank Greatly Bolsters Partnership with CGR and Kyle Larson “Credit One Bank is thrilled to continue our partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing, the No. 42 team and Kyle Larson by becoming the leading team sponsor. Through this relationship, we are able share the Credit One Bank NASCAR credit card benefits with millions of race fans. We look forward to seeing the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro during the Daytona 500 and other additional races in 2018.” Laura Faulkner, Vice President of Marketing Communications, Credit One Bank

“We are very excited to yet again grow our relationship with Credit One Bank. We have enjoyed an exciting first year with them on the No. 42 car up to this point, and look forward to seeing their paint scheme on the track much more in 2018.” Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing


“It’s great that Credit One Bank will be expanding their partnership with our team next season. It’s been cool to see their excitement and interest in our team and NASCAR grow throughout this year. We’ve had some exciting races with them on board, and hopefully there’s more to come next year.” Kyle Larson, Driver No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet 



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Jimmie Johnson’s #NASCAR Champions Journal

Jimmie Johnson’s #NASCAR Champions Journal

The Champions Journal has a new home

Jimmie Johnson’s #NASCAR Champions Journal
After winning a few championships, Jimmie Johnson was curious as to why there wasn’t something passed down from champion to champion. Johnson had a conversation with Mike Helton about it and Helton give him the idea of a ‘Champions Journal.’

Therefore, in 2011, Jimmie Johnson started the journal and gave it to Tony Stewart at the Banquet. It’s been passed along since.

  • 2012 - Tony Stewart passed it on to Brad Keselowski
  • 2013 - Brad Keselowski passed it back to Jimmie Johnson
  • 2014 - Jimmie Johnson passed it on to Kevin Harvick
  • 2015 - Kevin Harvick passed it on to Kyle Busch
  • 2016 - Kyle Busch passed it back to Jimmie Johnson

On November 30th, it was Jimmie Johnson’s pleasure to pass on the 'Champions Journal' to the 2017 Champion Martin Truex Jr.

Just another example of why Jimmie Johnson is such a great #NASCAR Champion


With a record-tying seventh Championship in 2016, Johnson is now competing for an incredible eight NASCAR titles. Johnson admitted 2017 was one of the most challenging years in his sixteen full-time seasons in the Cup Series.

"It’s high on the list. I don’t know if this year versus maybe 2015. That was a tough one on us, as well, with that rules package and trying to get speed out of our cars," said Johnson, who's optimistic that he can return to form in 2018.

"Next year, we’ll be in a much better position with the Camaro body on the racecar," Johnson said. "Hopefully, we make the right decisions over the off-season. There's a lot of change coming for the Chevrolets. The Camaro is going to be a huge help. We’ll take a deep breath and then look forward to getting started." (source)


Just another example of why Jimmie Johnson is such a great #NASCAR Champion


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Austin Dillon Gets Hitched Last Night

Austin Dillon Gets Hitched Last Night

OFFICIALLY MRS. DILLON 😍😍 #bestnightofmylife  - Whitney Ward


Austin Dillon and Whitney Ward Gets Hitched Last Night.


 
Austin Dillon and Whitney Ward were married over the weekend at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. The couple were engaged in August of 2016.



Dillon, who is Richard Childress’ grandson, earned his second straight playoff appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He just completed his fifth full season; finished a career-best 11th in the standings with one series victory (2017 Charlotte).


The new Mrs. Dillon is a former NFL cheerleader.





Austin Dillon and Whitney Ward Gets Hitched Last Night.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

#NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Honors Innovators

#NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Honors Innovators

Four Students Awarded $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the Texas Motor Speedway

#NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Honors Innovators

Four students were recognized for their accomplishment in technology and innovation as NASCAR and Chevrolet announced the winners of the third annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.


Four undergraduate students from across the country were awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships and treated to a VIP experience at a Monster Energy NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the AAA Texas 500. The winners were recognized in a press conference prior to the race.

The contest challenged students to identify a technology or innovation within NASCAR, then explain how Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals came to its design in 90-second videos. Video submissions were judged on technical accuracy, creativity and production quality.

Cindy Yen, a sophomore at the University of Southern California, from Santa Monica, California, earned first place and a $10,000 scholarship.

University of Notre Dame freshman Weston Dell, from Frankfort, Illinois, won $5,000. University of Houston student Nima Desai from Houston, Texas, and Broward College freshman Nicole Forero, from Coral Springs, Florida, were awarded third and fourth place, respectively, earning $2,500 scholarships each.

"NASCAR is proud to work with Chevrolet and continue our longstanding commitment to STEM education by recognizing these tremendous students,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. "These four students were recognized from an outstanding pool of candidates, and it’s a testament to the continued engagement of students in the pursuit of science and technology careers in our sport.”

“It’s an exciting time in the STEM field with the advancement of technology,” said Ken Barrett, chief diversity officer for General Motors. “At GM, we celebrate unique perspectives propelled by diversity and champion innovative ideas; Ideas that change the automotive industry and the world.”



Before taking in the AAA Texas 500, the students had the chance to meet with 2017 NASCAR playoff drivers Jamie McMurray of Chip Ganassi Racing and Ryan Newman with Richard Childress Racing. Newman graduated from Purdue University with an engineering degree. The VIP experience also included pace car rides, garage and pit road tour, and a meet-and-greet with Chevrolet’s Monster Energy NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Program Manager Alba Colon.

About NASCAR 

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Physician Julian Maha and KultureCity Accepts Top #BJFHAward

Physician Julian Maha and KultureCity Accepts Top #BJFHAward

2017 #NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award (#BJFHAward) Winner Embodies Ideals Upon Which Award, The NASCAR Foundation are Based



The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide honors the philanthropic ideals and vision of the late Betty Jane France, who started the foundation in 2006. The award is annually presented to a NASCAR fan who embodies those ideals through service in their community.

Julian Maha, announced at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards as the winner of the seventh annual award, is a most deserving honoree, with accomplishments that caught the attention of the thousands of NASCAR fans who made him the award winner via an on-line vote on NASCAR.com. Maha, a physician from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is the award-winning founder of KultureCity, the cutting-edge organization that works to improve the lives of children with autism while also educating society about the inclusion of autistic children. In addition to the award, KultureCity received a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation, NASCAR’s charitable arm.

“Julian certainly had tough competition this year,” said The NASCAR Foundation Chairman Mike Helton. “Collectively, this year’s group of finalists continued the trend of the award attracting top-flight nominees who have performed outstanding service in their communities to improve the lives of children in need. The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide has become one of the true highlights of every NASCAR season.”

Maha has a non-verbal autistic son, which inspired him to found KultureCity in 2013. A variety of accomplishments and accolades have ensued.

KultureCity – which has been named a Top-10 Non-Profit by Microsoft and the Top Non-Profit in Alabama – estimates that under Maha’s leadership, the organization has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 autistic children. Maha is a past recipient of the Alabama Distinguished Citizen Award; he was named “Top Southerner” by Southern Living Magazine and was a Top 40 under 40 Influencer in 2016. In addition, his Sensory Initiative program – which addresses sensory inclusivity in locations such as arenas, stadiums and other public settings – has been utilized at the Birmingham Zoo and Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and by 12 NBA teams and two NFL teams.

“This award is truly an amazing honor,” Maha said Thursday, after accepting the award at Wynn Las Vegas. “This award belongs to all members of the KultureCity family.

“KultureCity is a movement of many. It’s a fabric, made up of many stories – and many successes – advocating for all to be accepted and treated equally.”

Maha is a proud NASCAR fan, which makes sense. He lives just a short drive from Talladega Superspeedway. A native of Malaysia, Maha came to Montgomery, Alabama as a teenager to live with his sister, who attended Auburn University on a tennis scholarship. Living near Talladega in true “NASCAR country”, he inevitably became interested in NASCAR, and now, at the age of 40, considers Denny Hamlin his favorite driver. And of course, his favorite track is the 2.66-mile ‘Dega tri-oval.

“My initial exposure to the United States in Montgomery was pretty much in terms of through sports,” Maha said. “That was the biggest thing that helped me connect with my classmates. The unifying aspect for me was sports, and it was largely basketball and NASCAR.

“For me, the biggest thing I like about NASCAR, is that everyone gets together and they create what is almost a community over a race weekend. It’s an amazing display of enjoyment of a singular event and an amazing display of unity. People from different backgrounds, different demographics. It’s everything that’s great about America.”



The charities represented by Maha’s fellow award finalists all received $25,000 from The NASCAR Foundation. Those finalists:

  • • Shannon Goldwater of Scottsdale, Arizona, the founder of Feeding Matters, an organization that strives to promote advances in both the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.
  • • Tammy Richardson of Las Vegas, representing the Nevada Childhood Cancer that provides programs and services to children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Richardson is a longtime active volunteer and committee member at the foundation’s Camp Cartwheel.
  • • Two-time cancer survivor Chante Gonzalez Vido of Jamul, California, head counselor at a camp for young cancer patients that is operated by The Seany Foundation, which assists children and their families battling cancer.

“Julian’s work with autistic children serves as a heartwarming reminder that each of us can make a difference in the lives of others. The lengths that he has gone to improve the lives of children with autism are inspiring,” said Mike Boyd, Nationwide’s senior vice president of marketing. “We congratulate Julian on winning this year’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide and thank all of our finalists for their tireless dedication to helping children.”

The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide
finalists stand on stage during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
awards at Wynn Las Vegas on November 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy attends the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Series awards at Wynn Las Vegas on November 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Erik Jones Makes #NASCAR History

Erik Jones Makes #NASCAR History

First Driver to Win 'Rookie of the Year' in All Three National Series

Erik Jones Makes #NASCAR History

Erik Jones dreams big. He’s on a quest for more than just glory on track, but in life as well, aspiring to own businesses in addition to trophies. He has the drive to set big goals and the skills and savvy to chase them down, no matter what or who is in the way.

Erik Jones Makes #NASCAR History
Erik has been fortunate to live some of his dreams already, but with that, comes great responsibility. He moved out on his own at 16, bought a condo, started paying bills, making investments, toying with hobbies and making life-altering decisions.

However, he understands he’s limited on “real world” experience and leans on those close to him for insight when needed. Part of recognizing your limits is understanding how the past plays a role in your life. He’s read dozens of athlete autobiographies, especially the ones scribed by the ‘bad boys,’ picking up clues on how to keep himself on the right path.

Jones is hungry to learn about America’s past, sports events and athletes of yesteryear, as well as his own ancestry. Though Erik’s destination is still to be determined, it’s clear that he’s got a long road ahead of him. He’ll find a way around traffic or speed bumps, so wherever he’s going, he’ll get there fast, while having some fun along the way.

Erik Jones Makes #NASCAR History
One accomplishment Erik can put down in his book is NASCAR ‘Rookie of the Year’ honors. However, Erik not only dreams big . . . . he does big.

In 2015, he became the youngest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (#NCWTS) Champion at 19 years, 5 months and 21 days while also collecting 'Rookie of the Year' honors. He finished the NCWTS season with three wins, five poles, 11 top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes.

The next year, Erik lifted the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity (#NXS) 'Rookie of the Year' trophy high above his head. He finished fourth in the season point standings with victories at Bristol Motor Speedway (April 16 from pole), Dover International Speedway (May 14), Iowa Speedway (June 30), and Chicagoland Speedway (Sept. 17).

The Little Race Shop in Denver Is A Special Place - Erik Jones




For the trifecta, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (#MENCS) 'Rookie of the Year' was, you guessed, Erik Jones. With 310 points Jones beat out Daniel Suarez (296); Ty Dillon (229); and Gray Gaulding (193). He earned five top-five and fourteen top-ten finishes. His best finish was on August 19, 2017 when he crossed the start/finish line in second place at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“You look back on the season, and starting out a new group over at Furniture Row Racing, a second team there was a big step for us, and a lot of guys that obviously some hadn’t been in the Cup Series, some had,” Jones said. “But a rookie crew chief, a rookie driver, and we were able to have a strong season, compete for some wins along the way, and end up with rookie of the year. So, definitely one to be proud of.”



2018 will find Jones in the Joe Gibb’s Racing #20 race car full-time. The boy is fast . . . with a bit more patience and strategy, 2018 could prove to be breakout. Who thinks he will make the chase?

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Denver Mayor Hancock Proclaimed ‘Furniture Row Racing Day’ in the Mile High City

Denver Mayor Hancock Proclaimed ‘Furniture Row Racing Day’ in the Mile High City Congratulations to Martin Truex Jr., who is the new NASCAR Cup Series Champion. Truex and his Furniture Row Racing crew held off Kyle Busch by .681 seconds at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the Ford Eco-Boost 400 and his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title.



Denver Mayor Hancock Proclaimed ‘Furniture Row Racing Day’ in the Mile High City


"It's just overwhelming," a tearful Truex said in Victory Lane. "To think about all the rough days and bad days, the days that we couldn't run 20th, to be here. I never thought this day would come, and to be here is so unbelievable."

Once the team returned to Denver, Mayor Michael B. Hancock read a proclamation proclaiming Furniture Row Racing Day in the Mile High City, the home base for the racing team. Truex presented Mayor Hancock with a Furniture Row Racing crew shirt.



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Stocks For Tots

Stocks For Tots
Stocks For Tots was created as a way to bring together stock car racing and its fans, while raising awareness of the child abuse problem in North Carolina. The idea was to collect toys and raise money during a festive, family-oriented holiday event.




The first fundraiser was held at the Mooresville Armory in December 1989. Since then, the annual event has raised over $850,000 and distributed nearly 50,000 Christmas toys to children in North Carolina area. Each year thousands of people visit Mooresville for the annual event, where they get to see many of their favorite NASCAR  and NHRA drivers / celebrities, as well as their show cars on display and even a visit from Santa himself.









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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

‘Mobil 1 the Grid’ Shares Feature about 2017 SCCA Runoffs

‘Mobil 1 the Grid’ Shares Feature about 2017 SCCA Runoffs

Over 1,000 drivers - Indianapolis Motor Speedway



As the NASCAR Race Mom readers know, I was honored to attend the 2017 SCCA Runoffs which was held at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. The Runoffs is annual event which represents the pinnacle for amateur racing in the USA. Being at Indy was like a dream come true for over 1,000 drivers.


Below is the motivating feature ‘Mobile 1 the Grid’ (Home of Motorsports Videos) produced about the event.



I hope you enjoyed that video as much as NRM did! With an amazing Indianapolis Motor Speedway Runoffs in the record books, the Sports Car Club of America® now looks ahead to the 2018 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® taking place October 16-21 at Sonoma Raceway in California -- the Runoffs’ first-ever visit to that Northern California venue. You can bet that NASCAR Race Mom will be there.




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Monday, December 4, 2017

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

South Point 400 Is First Las Vegas Race in NASCAR History to Kick Off Cup Playoff Series #SouthPoint400

 

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway


The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa has been named title sponsor of the September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). The multi-year agreement will make the Michael Gaughan-owned property title sponsor of the South Point 400 beginning in 2018. The 267-lap race, set for Sunday, Sept. 16, will be the first in the 2018 Cup playoffs.
South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The sponsorship underscores a longstanding partnership between LVMS and Gaughan that dates to the speedway’s construction in 1996.

“Michael Gaughan has been a great friend to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for decades, and we’re infinitely proud to have South Point as a major part of our first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race and our inaugural fall tripleheader weekend,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “The South Point 400 will showcase the best drivers in the world at one of the most fan-friendly and dynamic tracks in the country over the course of a weekend that fans will long remember. The coming year will be an historic one for our speedway, and we’re ecstatic about what the future holds for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, our fans and our partners.”

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

A longtime off-road racer, Gaughan has been a motorsports enthusiast for decades, sponsoring races at LVMS since 1998 as well as race teams led by his son, Brendan, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series through the years.

“I was there from the beginning of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and it's a thrill to now have the South Point 400 begin the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in 2018,” said Michael Gaughan, owner of South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. “Racing has been one of my life's greatest passions, and it's a dream to be deeply involved with a sport I love. The South Point and LVMS have had a long and strong partnership, and we can't wait to be part of the track's second tripleheader weekend next year.”


The South Point 400 will be preceded by a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Sept. 14, and a NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 15. LVMS will be the first track in NASCAR history to host two tripleheader weekends in the same year.

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Special race weekend room and ticket packages are available at the South Point Hotel for fans planning on attending the September race, and they can lock in those deals on the casino’s website.

LVMS’ first 2018 tripleheader weekend will consist of Stratosphere Pole Day and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, March 2, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 3, and the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Sunday, March 4.

Race fans can buy tickets to both LVMS tripleheaders and capitalize on discounted prices by purchasing annual passes for all six NASCAR races. The track’s 2018 six-pack of events will show off a number of enhancements the track has planned for the coming months.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event

2017 NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event

#NASCAR #ChampionsWeek #VegasStrong

NASCAR Race Mom flew into the ‘City Of Sin’ for Champions Week. I finished the busy yesterday at the ‘2017 NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ event. 

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


We arrived about a half hour early. Photographer Shannon Kelly and I utilized the time to socialize with the crowd and meetup with fellow MDR Motorsports followers. 

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


At first, it seemed that the NASCAR Volunteers were unorganized and confused. Heck, they even made the legendary Leonard Woods stand in line, waiting to enter the venue. 

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


However, NRM was wrong. I was informed that the event would start at 8:00 p.m. sharp. After receiving quick instructions, the staff opened the line exactly on time. Security was heavy and event participants had to stroll through an x-ray machine.

My photographer and I laughed as our credentials were checked every few feet . . . six times total before we were allowed up the stairs and into the 3rd floor VIP section. Do not get me wrong; I am not complaining. Everyone was very helpful and polite. 

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


A sea of Red Balloons, NASCAR Drivers, and Live Music by Lee Brice whipped the ‘standing room only’ crowd to an excited frenzy at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. 

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


The first hour consisted of a first-ever, live on-stage, episode of ‘Glass Case of Emotion.’ NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney with Kim Coon hosted the podcast featuring Monster Energy Series Playoffs Drivers including the 2017 champ Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and the much booed Kyle Busch. 

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


“No” Busch corrected, “You have to start with my last name Busch-ooooooooooooo.” The humor was not lost on the rowdy crowd.

The last podcast guest was NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Appropriately, the retiring driver spent the most time on stage and entertained the audience with his tales of his group of friend’s outrageous pranks which included dowsing unconscious party-goers with a sticky mixture of water and flour.

On a personal note; NRM would have loved to see Matt Kenseth on stage - I will miss him. 




2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event

After a short intermission for set-up, Lee Brice commanded the stage. The 38-year-old singer-songwriter put on quite the show. The hour set flew by. After his encore of ‘The Best Part of Me’ which he wrote for his daughter, it was time to go; but not before Brice signed his guitar and handed it to a lucky fan at the foot of the stage.  Mr. Brice definitely made a new fan out of me last night.

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event


The ‘2017 NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ event was well worth the price for any NASCAR / Music fan. It was hilarious, entertaining and fast-paced. However, the best part of the evening was the fact that all the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Vegas Strong Fund.

2017 #NASCAR After The Lap™ Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund’ Event

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