NASCAR Cup: Champion’s Week 2016 minus Fanfest
Jeff Gordon signs autographs for fans during Fanfest in Las Vegas on Dec. 2, 2015 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).
By AMANDA VINCENT
The 2016 edition of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas will have a slightly different-looking schedule, as the Fanfest on Fremont Street has been cancelled for this year, according to a recent report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal
One possible reason for the change to the traditional Champion’s Week schedule is the overlapping National Finals Rodeo Schedule. Las Vegas also hosts the National Finals Rodeo Dec. 1-10, resulting in a two-day overlap between NASCAR’s Champion’s Week and the Rodeo.
Champion’s Week is scheduled for Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. The Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet at The Wynn will close out the five-day celebration on Dec. 2, but a specific schedule of activities leading up to the banquet has not yet been released by NASCAR. While a specific schedule hasn’t been ironed out, yearly events like the “Victory Lap” and “After the Lap” are expected to remain on the schedule.
The “Victory Lap” includes the Chase drivers doing burnouts on the Las Vegas Strip and is followed by “After the Lap,” a question-and-answer session between drivers and fans at The Palms.