Las Vegas plays host to NASCAR Champion's Week for the fourth time in 2012. (Getty Images)
The schedule is set for this week's NASCAR Champion's Week celebration in Las Vegas.
Fanfest Presented by Las Vegas Motor Speedway: The fourth annual Fanfest event will be held on Fremont Street, and begin at 2 p.m. PT with the arrival of the top 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. The event will consist of a red carpet walk by the 12 drivers followed by a special "game show format" on-stage event featuring the drivers and hosted by comedian Carrot Top. Race fans will have the chance to win two tickets to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards to be held Friday night at Wynn Las Vegas. Highlights from the event can be viewed on NASCAR.COM Wednesday evening.
Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Reception: This year's finalists for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award will be honored at a reception at Wynn Las Vegas from 6-7 p.m. PT. Following, The NASCAR Foundation will announce the award winner during this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards on Friday. Fans can cast their vote to determine the 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award winner by visiting NASCAR.COM/award before midnight Thursday.
NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon: The annual awards luncheon and industry gathering will be held from 11am-1:15 p.m. PT at Encore Las Vegas, where several team awards will be presented. Among those awards included are the Champion Sponsor, Champion Crew Chief, Sunoco Rookie of the Year and NMPA Most Popular Driver awards. The event will be streamed live on NASCAR.COM.
NASCAR Victory Lap: The green flag on fan-favorite NASCAR Victory Lap will wave at 3:30 p.m. PT with prelap festivities to begin at 3:00 p.m. PT, when the top 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will parade down Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) in their race cars with engines roaring. NASCAR Victory Lap will start and finish on the Strip, in front of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and will feature an authentic pit stop (performed by members of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program) and two burn-out sections for drivers with viewing areas along the route. The event will be broadcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90 and streamed live on NASCAR.COM.
NASCAR After The Lap Sponsored by Ford and Coca-Cola: NASCAR After the Lap Sponsored by Ford and Coca-Cola will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. PT at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The event will be broadcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.
The Stewie Awards: Following NASCAR After The Lap, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart and Matt Yocum will host the sixth annual "Stewie Awards," a lighthearted year-in-review, which airs live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.
2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards: The postseason, black-tie event will begin at 5 p.m. at Wynn Las Vegas, where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion driver and owner will be crowned and the top 10 drivers in the final standings will be honored. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, the culmination of Champion's Week, will feature red carpet arrivals, celebrity guests, music and entertainment. Hosted by "America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel, the show will feature performances by Train, Lifehouse, Natasha Bedingfield, Phillip Phillips and entertainers from The Beatles LOVE. SPEED, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will provide live coverage of the event. Prior to the awards, NASCAR.COM will live stream a Miss Sprint Cup chat with Brad Keselowski.