The banquet will once again take place at the Wynn Las Vegas.
NASCAR confirmed on Monday that its annual Sprint Cup Series awards banquet as well as its annual champion’s week activities will return to Las Vegas this season.
The banquet will once again take place at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, while the annual motorsport marketing forum, hosted by SportsBusiness Journal, will take place Dec. 1-2 at The Mirage.
We’ve had a great experience in Las Vegas and are very pleased to extend our partnership with the city
NASCAR's Steve Phelps
The awards show will air on NBC Sports Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Dec. 4. Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards show live beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
“We’ve had a great experience in Las Vegas and are very pleased to extend our partnership with the city,” NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps said in a statement. “Las Vegas has consistently set the stage for a vibrant, exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week, when the sport looks back on the season and toasts its newest champion.”
Back in Vegas for the seventh time
NASCAR began hosting its premier series awards show in Las Vegas in 2009 following a 28-year run in New York City. Since then, the annual Champion’s Week activities have included events at over 30 venues along the famous Las Vegas Strip, drawing the sport’s top drivers and an assortment of high-profile musical and celebrity guests.
“We are thrilled that NASCAR and Las Vegas will continue their strong and successful partnership as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week return for the seventh year,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“Each year this event gets bigger and better, and Las Vegas provides the ultimate backdrop to this unrivaled experience in the most exciting city in the world.”