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Las Vegas On Track for Another NASCAR Race

Las Vegas On Track for Another NASCAR Race

 

 

The owner of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is considering moving a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Las Vegas.

Bruton Smith owns Speedway Motorsports Inc., which has eight tracks in several areas around the country, including Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Smith told a TV station in Charlotte that he is considering moving the Charlotte Bank of America 500 that runs in October to Las Vegas. Smith said he can make a lot more money with 10-year contract in Las Vegas.

He must request the move through NASCAR, but, according to the Sporting News, the organization has not stopped a realignment request since the rule was adopted 10 years ago.

"They have made me offers to move one. NASCAR would approve of this. It is something in the stages now for at least a year. When the game is over, it will be money, money, money. Money will move it," Smith said.

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Harper already wowing fans in the Nationals' season opener. 

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team’s opening game of a season, delivering solo shots in his first two at-bats Monday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Meet Your Favorite Drag Racing Drivers at Free Autograph Session

Meet Your Favorite Drag Racing Drivers at Free Autograph Session

 

Drag racing fans can meet their favorite drivers at an autograph session Thursday evening.

A free autograph session and fan-fest will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New York New York Hotel & Casino to kick off the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals Weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It will take place in the Staten Island Room, near the Sporting House Bar & Grill.

The first 200 fans in line will receive a free SummitRacing.com hat. The event also will include driver question-and-answer sessions, music and door prizes.

NASCAR Hauler Parade and Sprint Series Practice Moved

NASCAR Hauler Parade and Sprint Series Practice Moved

Two of the most popular parts of NASCAR week in Las Vegas are moving.

The NASCAR Hauler Parade will now be held Wednesday, March 6 on the Las Vegas Strip. The parade features the colorful 18-wheelers used to haul the cars and equipment to tracks around the country.

The parade will start at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the south end of the Strip, travel up to Sahara Avenue and enter I-15 northbound to make their way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The parade has traditionally been held the Thursday before race weekend begins. The change is necessary to make room for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at the speedway.

The all-day practice was originally scheduled for January, but has been moved to Thursday, March 7. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the public will be able to watch the practice in the grandstands at the speedway, free of charge.

Hyde Bellagio Offers Football Viewing Party All Season

Hyde Bellagio Offers Football Viewing Party All Season

Now that the NFL is back, so is the football party.

Hyde  Bellagio is hosting weekly football viewing parties. The parties on Monday, Thursday and Sunday will feature the game playing on 20-foot-by-10-foot high-definition screen along with several other flat screens throughout the club.

The club’s regular lounge menu and signature cocktails will be available. There will also be spicy Buffalo wings from Circo and beer served tableside in buckets.

Doors open at 4 p.m. The club features floor-to-ceiling windows that over look the Fountains at Bellagio. VIP tables reservations are available.

Nevada Sports Books Win Big in March Madness

Nevada Sports Books Win Big in March Madness

College basketball’s two best teams go head-to-head Monday night in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game.

March Madness is the single largest betting event of the year for Nevada sports books. The betting this year is on track to set records. All 67 games of the tournament are expected to bring in at least $120 million to the 184 sports books around Nevada. Compare that to Super Bowl betting this year where sports books made just shy of $94 million.

As for Monday night’s game, The University of Kentucky Wildcats are favored to win by at least seven points. The team had an easy road in the tournament, but the University of Kansas Jayhawks nearly lost twice during their rise.