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Jimmie Johnson the Favorite for NASCAR Win

Jimmie Johnson the Favorite for NASCAR Win

Perennial favorite Jimmie Johnson leads the betting pack for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The sports book at the Stratosphere has selected five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Johnson as the favorite to win Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400. Johnson is listed at 9/2.

Defending champion Carl Edwards is listed at 8/1, as is last week’s Phoenix winner, Denny Hamlin.

Of the three hometown heroes, Kyle Busch boasts the best odds at 6/1. Kurt Busch’s new team is facing tall odds at 35/1 and Brendan Gaughan is in what’s referred to as “the field” (all others) at 15/1.

Party Planned Ahead of UNLV and Air Force Game

Party Planned Ahead of UNLV and Air Force Game

The weekly magazine "Las Vegas Weekly" is hosting a pre-game party ahead of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels and Air Force Falcons game Saturday.

The party will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Richard Tam Alumni Center on UNLV campus. Fans can enjoy food from Lee’s Sandwiches and Popchips. Beverages will be provided by Spicebox Whiskey, Big Dogs Brewing Company and Real Water.

There will be face painting and giveaways. Admission to the event is free for Lifetime UNLV Alumni Members. Tickets are $5 per person for UNLV Alumni Members and for people who RSVP in advance through lasvegasweekly.com. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. There will be a complimentary shuttle service from the party to the Thomas & Mack Center before tip-off.

New Dodge NASCAR Design Unveiled Race Weekend

New Dodge NASCAR Design Unveiled Race Weekend

Dodge will reveal its 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car in Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Neon Garage on Sunday, March 11, prior to the start of the Kobalt Tools 400. The unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Charger for NASCAR competition will take place immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series public drivers’ meeting.

The unveiling will take place in Victory Lane in the Neon Garage. It will also be televised through the Sprint Vision screens so fans in the grandstands also will be able to see the unveiling.

Laps for Charity Puts Your Car on the Speedway

Laps for Charity Puts Your Car on the Speedway

Ever wonder what how your Civic or Camry might handle the sleek curves of Las Vegas Motor Speedway? Now’s your chance to find out.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will present the second annual Laps for Charity at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday.

NASCAR fans and auto enthusiasts alike will have the unique opportunity to drive their personal car around LVMS’ 1.5-mile superspeedway at speeds up to 75 mph (behind a pace car), all in the name of charity.

Randy Couture Meets with Airmen

Randy Couture Meets with Airmen

MMA star Randy Couture meets Staff Sgt. Frank Kulesz, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection craftsman, Tuesday at the Mountain View Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base. During his visit, Couture handed out more than 500 South Point Arena Mixed Marshall Arts event tickets to members of the Nellis community.

(Photo credit: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman)

Dale Jarrett Opens Racing Program at LVMS

Dale Jarrett Opens Racing Program at LVMS

The Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure will hold a grand opening January 21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The festivities will be held at the Speedway and will feature ride and drive opportunities. Additionally, NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett will be on hand to meet the public and provide customers with the experience of riding along, as he puts the company's new fleet of NASCAR-style race cars through their paces around the mile and a half D-shaped oval race course.

After 14 successful years of providing individual and corporate customers with what professional golfer Phil Mickelson called “the greatest thrill on earth” on many of the most famous NASCAR tracks in the country, Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure has expanded its operations nationwide with the opening of their new Las Vegas hub. 

Not Quite Newlyweds, Drivers Play Game for Fans

Not Quite Newlyweds, Drivers Play Game for Fans

 

They’re not exactly couples, but some of NASCAR’s top drivers will play a Newlywed Game-style contest starring its famous host.

The free event will be the first involving the 12 Chase drivers during this year’s FanFest celebration of the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion starting November 30.

 “We think this is going to be the best event of Champion’s Week,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “It not only gives the fans a chance to get close to the 12 top drivers in NASCAR, but it also allows the fans to see them in a much more relaxed environment without their fire suits and helmets.”

Bob Eubanks, the man who made The Newlywed Game famous and hosted variations of the show in six different decades, will be on hand to host the game show.