By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR announced Monday that NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion’s Week will return to Las Vegas for 2015, including the Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet, which will return to The Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 4.
A full schedule of Champion’s Week events and a roster of banquet entertainment will be released at a later date.
“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. “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.”
NASCAR’s premier series made the move to Las Vegas in 2009 after New York hosted the championship banquet and related activities for the previous 28 years.
“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,” Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter said. “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.”
The Sprint Cup Series Awards will be shown at somewhat of a delay on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET on Dec. 4.
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