NASCAR Weekend 2016

Another busy weekend in Las Vegas.  Weather is warming up, the early spring breaker’s are coming out, NASCAR weekend is upon us with the added attraction of having the USA Sevens Rugby tournament in town with teams and fans from all over the world.  Rugby in Vegas

NASCAR Weekend

That’s the big show in Las Vegas this weekend.  About 150,000 people usually make the trek out to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with another 100,000 in town just to party with the other fans.  Actually, some of the hardcore NASCAR fans started to show up earlier in the week and got their RV’s parked at the track.

The track opened Thursday for testing, set up and fan appreciation.  Today is practise and Kobalt 400 qualifying.  Saturday is the Boyd Gaming 300 (Xfinity Race) with Sunday being the big NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Kobalt 400.

If you want to see more, I will be posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all weekend from the track.  Otherwise, just soem updates posted here as they are needed or I have the time.

The Neon Garage

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is unique amongst the NASCAR track. Not only for its state of the art media center, but also for its Neon Garage attraction.  For a ticket upgrade, you can head out to what would normally be the infield area and get up close and personal with the drivers, the teams and the cars.  See some great entertainment and see how it all works.

NASCAR driver autograpgh

The entertainment in the Neon Garage area starts long before the race and will be going on during the races as well as after the victory circle celebrations.  The talent ranges from local popular acts to national touring musical groups.  Plus plenty of shade, a variety of adult beverages and other drink and food specials.

Neon Garage Entertainment

If you are out at the track, hit me up on Facebook and say “hello”!

FYI:  Missing Sazzy.  This is the first year covering NASCAR without Sazzy and its just not the same without her.  Will need to fix that for next year…

 

 

 

 

Posted by Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is The Vegas Tourist! Popular Tourism Ambassador, a frequent contributor to Las Vegas forums as well as travel media and bloggers. Loves to help people discover new things to see, do and experience while visiting Las Vegas and Beyond!

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