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NASCAR Hauler Parade to Thunder Up Las Vegas Strip on March 6

January 23, 2013 by  

NASCAR Hauler Parade to Thunder Up Las Vegas Strip on March 6
The NASCAR Hauler Parade, the traditional kick-off for Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR Weekend, will take place on Wednesday evening this year as the 1.5-mile superspeedway will host a full day of Sprint Cup Series practice on Thursday. 

The popular NASCAR Hauler Parade will thunder up the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at 6 p.m. – under the fabulous neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip – on Wednesday, March 6. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice – originally scheduled for late January – has been moved to Thursday, March 7. Practice will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the grandstands will be open to the public, free of charge.

The colorful 18-wheelers that carry the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race cars and equipment to the tracks will be staged throughout the day at the South Point Hotel & Casino on Las Vegas Blvd.

The parade will begin near the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign at 6 p.m. The haulers will move north on Las Vegas Boulevard and proceed approximately five miles to Sahara Avenue to enter Interstate 15 North to complete the journey to LVMS. More than 50 haulers are expected to take part in the parade. Race fans will be able to watch the hauler parade from both sides of the Strip and from any of the properties along Las Vegas Boulevard.

NASCAR Weekend racing at the superspeedway begins on Friday, March 8 with Stratosphere Pole Day. The NASCAR Nationwide Series takes center stage on Saturday, March 9 with the annual Sam’s Town 300 at 1:15 p.m. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 is scheduled to start at noon on Sunday, March 11.

The extended race weekend begins Wednesday, March 6 with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars on LVMS’s half-mile Dirt Track.
Tickets for NASCAR Weekend are on sale at www.lvms.com or by calling (800) 644-4444. Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 preferred parking and driver introduction passes also are available. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information visit www.speedwaymotorsports.com.

Wednesday, March 6
5 p.m. – Gates open at the Dirt Track for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars (racing at 6 p.m.).
6 p.m. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade on Las Vegas Blvd.

Thursday, March 7 – Ticket gates open at 8 a.m.
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. – Gates open at the Dirt Track for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars (racing at 6 p.m.).
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
Ticket gates open at 8:30 a.m.
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
Ticket gates open at 8:30 a.m.
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
Ticket gates open at 7 a.m.
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.

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