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NASCAR Sprint Cup Friday, 12/2/2016 in Las Vegas. NV at the Wynn Las Vegas
NASCAR XFINITY Series Monday, 11/21/2016 in Miami, FL at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Camping World Truck Series Monday, 11/21/2016 in Miami, FL at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Friday, December 2, 2016: Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony on NBCSN at 9:00pm/et
MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards ceremony live.
Re-air scheduled for TBA.
Sunday, November 27, 2016: XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series Awards Ceremony on NBCSN at 8:00pm/et
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NASCAR luminaries gather to honor Johnson, Stewart at awards gala: Jimmie Johnson was unfailingly humble, even on a night when the NASCAR community came together to honor his monumental accomplishment. With a victory on Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Johnson claimed his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Nevertheless, the driver of the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy was reluctant to claim the same stature as the two seven-time champions who preceded him - Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. "Dale said this in '94 after winning his seventh," Johnson said in concluding his remarks during the Sprint Cup Awards on Friday night at the Wynn Las Vegas. "I might've won as many championships as Richard Petty, but he will always be the King. I completely agree and must say, I might've won as many championships as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt but... I will never be the King or the Intimidator. I'm just a guy from California who always wanted to race." But Johnson will continue to shape his own legacy, having brought a 12th series title to team owner Rick Hendrick, who also fielded championship cars for Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte.
As he addressed the packed house in the Latour ballroom, Johnson said the magnitude of the seventh title was still sinking in. "Loyalty and a never-quit attitude are at the foundation of our success," Johnson said. "Add that with Mr. Hendrick's leadership and the unwavering support from (sponsor) Lowe's, and put it all in a Chevy... good stuff happens. We've been through a lot over the years. Ups and downs, winning and losing, heartache and heartbreak. Even a golf cart incident (a reference to Johnson's fall from the roof of a golf cart after his first championship in 2006). Amongst it all, we are still together and more unified than ever."
Hendrick also was an integral part of an unexpected honor for three-time champion Tony Stewart, who is retiring from NASCAR Sprint Cup competition after 18 years. Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder, who befriended Stewart earlier this year, introduced the driver, and Hendrick added a surprise. Hendrick announced a $1.8-million donation from the motorsports industry in Stewart's name to Vedder's effort to combat EB, a pernicious skin disease. Stewart said he got involved with Vedder's charity, "when I met him earlier this year is South Carolina. It's a very important charity to him and his wife. When you meet people like him that are that passionate about something, it immediately makes you want to be that passionate as well. That's why we got involved."
For his part, Hendrick also had strong words for his seven-time champion driver and his crew chief, Chad Knaus. "Jimmie, you are a champion in every sense of the word," Hendrick said. "Chad, you are what your record says you are, the best crew chief of all time." Even Johnson's fiercest competitors expressed deep admiration for his accomplishments. "If I had to finish second to someone, I guess the third seven-time champion in our sport's history is acceptable," said Joey Logano, who finished second to Johnson in the final standings. "Congrats to Jimmie, and thank you for always being a great representative for the sport."
"Great to finally see you guys make it up here on the big stage," quipped 2015 champion Kyle Busch. "But seriously, when you tie a record set by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, the accomplishment pretty much speaks for itself."
Despite missing half the NASCAR Sprint Cup season because of a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the series' most popular driver for the 14th straight year. The fan support, Earnhardt said, "really motivated me to get healthy. It motivated me to come back." Earnhardt will test in December and expects to be back in the #88 Chevrolet for the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.
Team owner Roger Penske, who celebrated his 50th year in motorsports this season, received the Bill France Award of Excellence from NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France (NASCAR Wire Service)(12-3-2016)
Betty Jane France Posthumously Receives 2016 Myers Brothers Award: In recognition of her leadership and accomplishments as founder and chairwoman emeritus of the NASCAR Foundation, the late Betty Jane France was named the recipient of the 2016 Myers Brothers Award. The prestigious honor recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to stock car racing and is voted upon by the National Motorsports Press Association. A philanthropist in support of children's health causes, France started the NASCAR Foundation in 2006. Through her leadership and passion over the past decade, the NASCAR Foundation has raised more than $25 million and improved the lives of one million children across the country. In 2011, the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide was created in her honor. Each year it is granted to a person who exhibits the unwavering commitment to philanthropic and community efforts that Betty Jane demonstrated throughout her life. France, a longtime community leader in Daytona Beach, Florida, helped establish the "Speediatrics" children's care units at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Florida, and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. In addition to her guidance of the NASCAR Foundation, she served as NASCAR executive vice president and assistant treasurer, helping her husband, former NASCAR President Bill France Jr., elevate the sanctioning body to America's #1 form of motorsports. France is the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. The Myers Brothers Award - named after pioneer NASCAR competitors Billy and Bobby Myers - has been presented every year since 1958.
Eighteen other awards were given out at the luncheon, acknowledging achievements ranging from marketing excellence to success on the track and skill in the garage, the winners: · NMPA Myers Brothers Award: Betty Jane France
· Buddy Shuman Award: Jack Roush
· NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award: Comcast XFINITY
· Chevrolet Cross Flags Award: Tony Stewart
· American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick
· Coors Light Pole Award: Carl Edwards
· Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race" Award: Kyle Busch
· Goodyear NASCAR Series Champion Award: Jimmie Johnson
· Ingersoll Rand Power Move Award: Dave Rogers, Joe Gibbs Racing #19 Crew Chief
· MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award: Scott Vester, Hendrick Engines #4 team
· Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award: Hendrick Motorsports #48 team
· Mobil 1 Driver of the Year Award: Kyle Busch
· MOOG Steering & Suspension Problem Solver of the Year Award: Alan Gustafson, crew chief #24 Hendrick Motorsports team
· Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Award: Kyle Busch
· Sunoco Diamond Performance Award: Jimmie Johnson
· Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award: Chase Elliott
· Champion Sponsor Award: Lowe's
· Champion Crew Chief Award: Chad Knaus
· Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide: Andy Hoffman
NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas: Friday, Dec. 2
· Claire B. Lang's annual Championship Year in Review on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Channel 90: SiriusXM NASCAR Radio host Claire B. Lang will be joined by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, crew chief, team owner and team members live from 1 - 3 p.m. for a two-hour retrospective on their championship-winning season.
· NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards: This exclusive black-tie celebration will be held at Wynn Las Vegas, where the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, team owner and other Chase drivers will be honored (and Most Popular Driver will be announced). The red carpet will take place at 4 p.m. followed by the awards show at 5 p.m. NBCSN presents complete coverage from Wynn Las Vegas beginning at 7 p.m. ET with "NASCAR America," followed by red carpet coverage at 8 p.m. ET and subsequent coverage of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at 9 p.m. ET. Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90 will broadcast the show live at 8 p.m. ET.(NASCAR)(12-1-2016)
NBCSN presents the Sprint Cup Series Awards on Friday: NBC Sports Group caps off the 2016 NASCAR season this Friday with the Sprint Cup Series Awards from Las Vegas. NBCSN's celebration of a memorable and historic season of NASCAR action begins at 7:00pm/et with a special two-hour NASCAR America: Red Carpet Special, followed by the awards banquet at 9:00pm/et.
Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman kick off Friday's coverage at 7:00pm/et on NBCSN, live from NBC Sports Group's headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Steve Letarte contributes from NBC Sports Charlotte. Meanwhile, Rutledge Wood and Marty Snider bring viewers onto the red carpet for interviews with all 16 playoff drivers, their guests and celebrities from the Wynn Las Vegas.
Krista Voda and Rick Allen host NBCSN's coverage as the official award ceremony gets underway at 9:00pm/et. The special includes an essay by Ken Squier that pays tribute to Jimmie Johnson's historic seventh championship, as well as the always anticipated-announcement of this year's NMPA Sprint Most Popular Driver, a title held by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the past 13 years.
The evening's musical lineup includes sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, along with award-winning musical artists American Authors, Skylar Grey and Olivia Holt. Grammy-nominated actor, comedian and radio personality Jay Mohr returns to host the black-tie celebration for the sixth time.(NBC PR)
NOTE: have not seen any dates/times of a re-air of the Awards show (12-2-2016)
NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas: Thursday, Dec. 1
· NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon: The annual awards luncheon and industry gathering will take place from 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at Wynn Las Vegas, where several team and individual awards will be presented. Hosted by Mike Joy, the event will be live-streamed on NASCAR.com.
· NASCAR Victory Lap Fueled by Sunoco: All 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will parade their race cars down Las Vegas Boulevard and perform burnouts beginning at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and finishing in front of The Park. Fans can catch pre-race introductions hosted by Jamie Little at 2:45 p.m. followed by green flag at 3:30 p.m. For a list of burnout locations, fans can visit the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus or ChampionsWeek.NASCAR.com. The event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com.
· NASCAR After The Lap Sponsored by Chevrolet, Ford & Toyota: Beginning at 5 p.m., all 16 Chase Challengers will appear on stage at the Pearl Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort for NASCAR After The Lap sponsored by Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota. Hosted by Rutledge Wood and restauranteur Guy Fieri, fans can watch live by purchasing tickets here or tune-in to NASCAR.com and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio for behind-the-scenes insight into the drivers' lives both on and off the track.
· NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash Presented by Coors Light: To commemorate and celebrate the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and toast the 2016 Champion, Coors Light will host the NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash starting at 10 p.m. in XS at Encore Las Vegas. Recording artists American Authors will give a special performance at the invite-only event.(NASCAR)(12-1-2016)
NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas: Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Thursday, Dec. 1
· NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus Presented by Coors Light: Located at The Park just outside New York-New York, fans can enjoy giveaways, special appearances and check out the cars of the 16 Chase drivers at the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus. Presented by Coors Light, the fan headquarters will also feature music and photo opportunities with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy.
Jay Mohr to host Sprint Cup Series Awards: Grammy-nominated actor, comedian and radio personality Jay Mohr will join NASCAR fans across the nation in honoring the newly crowned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Jimmie Johnson, as the host of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 2. In addition to Sting's previously announced headline performance, the show will feature award-winning musical artists American Authors, Skylar Grey and Olivia Holt.
Jay Mohr, who will host the event for an unprecedented sixth time, is the host of "Jay Mohr Sports" on FOX Sports Radio, a daily sports talk and entertainment show, syndicated in more than 150 markets, highlighted by Mohr's trademark comedic style.
The evening's musical lineup will include a performance by American Authors, best-known for hits "Best Day of My Life" from their debut album "Oh, What a Life" and "Go Big or Go Home" from their second album, "What We Live For." This will be American Authors' second performance during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week, as they will headline the NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash Presented by Coors Light.
Singer, songwriter Skylar Grey will also be featured at NASCAR's championship celebration. The five-time Grammy Award-nominated artist recently released her sophomore album "Natural Causes" and has co-written hits for the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.
Singer and actress Olivia Holt will join the evening's lineup with a performance from her debut EP "Olivia," released earlier this year. Holt has starred in several Disney originals including the Disney XD series "Kickin' It" and the Disney Channel series "I Didn't Do It."(NASCAR)(11-28-2016)
Sting to Headline the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards: Sting will headline a show at the Sprint Cup Series Awards, NASCAR tells Billboard exclusively. The performance will take place Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas and will serve as the finale to a handful of celebrations that coordinate with NASCAR Champion's Week. According to a press release, Sting will perform both a classic hit from his catalog as well as a new song from his latest album 57th & 9th, due Friday. One song in particular, "Petrol Head" has already been selected as the anthem for NASCAR's upcoming social video release, which aims to rev up excitement and anticipation for the final two races of the season and the crowning of a new champion.(Billboard)(11-10-2016)
NASCAR Honors 2016 Sprint Cup Series Victor at Champion's Week in Las Vegas : After millions watch as a new champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy will make its way to Las Vegas for postseason celebrations as NASCAR hosts its annual Champion's Week festivities. Fans across the nation will gather for a week of events honoring the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, the NASCAR Sunoco Rookie of the Year and numerous other season-ending award winners.
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29 and culminating on Friday, Dec. 2, NASCAR Champion's Week will feature events including the Motorsports Marketing Forum presented by SportsBusiness Journal at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and the annual NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at Wynn Las Vegas. Guests can visit the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus Presented by Coors Light at The Park just outside New York-New York Hotel & Casino throughout the week for information on the Champion's Week schedule and details about how to secure access to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards red carpet.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the 16 Chase drivers will get behind the wheel on Las Vegas Boulevard for NASCAR Victory Lap Fueled by Sunoco, followed by NASCAR After The Lap Sponsored by Chevrolet, Ford & Toyota. That evening, Coors Light will once again present the NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash at XS at Encore Las Vegas to celebrate the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The private event will feature a special live performance by American Authors, best-known for hit songs "Best Day of My Life" and "What We Live For."
Festivities will conclude with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, a black-tie event featuring the Champion, 16 Chase drivers, special guests and celebrity performers at Wynn Las Vegas. NBCSN presents this year's awards Friday, Dec. 2, at 9:00pm/et, while Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90 will carry the show live at 8:00pm/et.
For more information on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas, visit ChampionsWeek.NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)(11-3-2016)
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES CHAMPION’S WEEK EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Thursday, Dec. 1
Thursday, Dec. 1
Friday, Dec. 2
NASCAR Champion's Week Fanfest event cancelled: When NASCAR gets around to announcing the schedule for its annual Champion's Week in Las Vegas in early December, the popular Fanfest on Fremont Street won't be on it. Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials have confirmed the unofficial kickoff to Champion's Week will not be held this year because of conflicts in scheduling and logistics. Other Champion's Week events, such as the "Victory Lap" on the Las Vegas Strip, and the "After the Lap" interactive (and usually bawdy) question-and-answer session with Chase drivers at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, are expected to go on as scheduled. This year's Champion Award's Banquet is set for Friday, Dec. 2.(Las Vegas Review-Journal)(9-28-2016)
Venues, Dates Set for All Three National Series Awards: Whoever wears the crown of 'NASCAR champion' unquestionably will earn it, following a 2016 season that has already featured some of the toughest and most thrilling competition the sport has ever seen. The year-end celebration will be deservedly grand, and it will take place at familiar sites built upon major moments. Continuing a fan-favorite culmination to its national series seasons, NASCAR announced today the return of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards to Las Vegas and the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards to Miami Beach.
Carrying on a tradition that started in 2009, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will return to Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The sport's premier series will regale its champion in a week-long celebration that offers NASCAR fans interactive entertainment, access to the sport's biggest stars and appearances from an assortment of musical and celebrity guests. A full lineup of activities for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week will be announced at a later date.
"We are excited to welcome NASCAR and the thrill of Champion's Week back to Las Vegas," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). "Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and the NASCAR community can look forward to nothing short of unprecedented entertainment and unparalleled hospitality."
The NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will take place Monday, Nov. 21 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel located in the heart of South Beach. This year's event will honor the champions of the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, both of whom will be crowned during the Homestead-Miami Speedway race weekend, November 18-20.
"Las Vegas and Miami are unrivaled when it comes to hosting premier events," said Steve Phelps, NASCAR executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "Both cities were built upon big events and major celebrations, and we're thrilled to once again honor our NASCAR national series champions along the Vegas strip and on South Beach." TV: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will air on NBCSN on Dec. 2 beginning at 9:00pm/et. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Channel 90, will carry the awards show live. The NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will air on NBCSN on Nov. 27 starting at 8:00pm/et.(NASCAR PR)(7-8-2016)