NASCAR: Champions Week headed to Vegas

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009

Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ó NASCAR’s season-ending party is heading to Las Vegas.
The weeklong salute to Sprint Cup’s stars is leaving New York after nearly three decades.
NASCAR announced the move Thursday, citing an aggressive pitch from Las Vegas officials that stressed reasonable room blocks and additional fan activities on the city’s famous strip. The week will include the return of the “Victory Lap,” a procession of the top 10 Cup drivers in their race cars, and the Pit Stop Tour.
The annual banquet had been held in New York since 1981. NASCAR chairman Brian France said he expects the circuit to have a continued presence in the Big Apple.