NASCAR Champions Week Dates Set

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Jimmie Johnson gives his acceptance speech during last year's NASCAR Award's Banquet in Las Vegas. The Cup Series banquet returns there this year. (Dave Moulthrop Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Soon after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19, drivers will head to Las Vegas for the annual Champion’s Week.

Fans will gather in Las Vegas for events honoring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Playoff Drivers, Sunoco Rookie of the Year and other season-ending award recipients.

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and culminating Thursday, Nov. 30, NASCAR Champion’s Week will feature the annual NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas as well as the return of the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus located at The Park, situated between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

This year, a special celebration of the storied driving career of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Appreci88ion An Evening with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Presented by Nationwide will take place at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The exclusive fan event will feature surprise guests from Earnhardt’s career with proceeds benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs drivers will take to the Las Vegas Strip when they get behind the wheel of their race cars for NASCAR Victory Lap Fueled by Sunoco on Wednesday, Nov 29.

Fans will be treated to burnouts along Las Vegas Blvd. at the Spring Mountain Rd. and Harmon Ave. intersections before finishing with a post-lap driver tell-all on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena. The event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com.

NASCAR and live music rev up the Las Vegas night at NASCAR After The Lap Supporting the Vegas Strong Fund, Wednesday, Nov. 29 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This year, the fan event will feature a concert by country music star Lee Brice and the first-ever live-on-stage episode of Glass Case of Emotion, with Ryan Blaney as a host and guests to include Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers.

Festivities will conclude with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards on Thursday, Nov. 30.