The NEXTEL CUP BANQUET
New York City
November 30, 2007
and 2007 News and Winnings

DATES of each series Award Banquet

Friday, 11/30/2007: Nextel Cup - New York City

Friday, 12/7/2007: Busch Series - Orlando, Fla

Monday, 11/19/2007: Truck Series - Hollywood, Fla

Television Coverage

(as of Nov 23, 2007)

11/30/2007: Nextel Cup - ESPN Classic at 9:00pm/et
12/1/2007: Nextel Cup - ESPN2 at 12:00am/et

12/11/2007: Busch Series - ESPN2 at 7:00pm/et

12/7/2007: Truck Series - SPEED at 9:00pm/et; re-air at 1:00am/et; and
12/9/2007 at 1:00pm/et and 12/13/2007 ay 1:00pm/et on SPEED

Nextel Cup Series Awards Ceremony

Where: Grand Ballroom, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York City.
When: 7-10:30pm/et. Friday, Nov. 30.
TV: ESPN Classic, 9:00pm/et.
Final Nextel Cup Series Top 10: 1. Jimmie Johnson, 6,723; 2. Jeff Gordon, 6,646; 3. Clint Bowyer, 6,377; 4. Matt Kenseth, 6,298; 5. Kyle Busch, 6,293; 6. Tony Stewart, 6,242; 7. Kurt Busch, 6,231; 8. Jeff Burton, 6,231; 9. Carl Edwards, 6,222; 10. Kevin Harvick, 6,199.
Raybestos Rookie of the Year: Juan Pablo Montoya.
Musical Entertainment: Kelly Clarkson.

Jimmie Johnson’s daily schedule for Tues - Fri:

Tuesday, November 27 – Johnson will be appearing on the CW Morning Show, FOX Business Network and the Rachel Ray Show. Johnson has photo opportunities scheduled in the afternoon at 48th and 2nd Streets, the historic Flatiron Building and Radio City Music Hall, followed by a satellite media tour and interview on MRN’s NASCAR LIVE. Wednesday, November 28 – Johnson will be joined by the top 10 Nextel Cup Series drivers on ABC’s Good Morning America (8 a.m. ET). In what has become a staple of NASCAR’s Champions Week, Johnson will lead the top 10 drivers in a 1.5-mile, stock car Victory Lap through the streets of New York – starting on 44th Street and Broadway in front of Good Morning America’s Times Square Studio and finishing up on 43rd Street and 7th Avenue in front of The Hard Rock Café. The morning’s activities conclude at the Hard Rock Café with driver media availability from 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 29 – The NASCAR/National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Luncheon at Cipriani on 42nd Street will honor the Nextel Cup Chase drivers, champions from all of NASCAR’s racing series and all Nextel Cup drivers who won seasonal awards. Afterward, all 2007 series champions will gather for the traditional champions’ photo shoot at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Later that evening, Johnson will also be part of a private dinner for all of NASCAR’s champions at the Waldorf=Astoria.

Friday, November 30 – Johnson and his race team will pose for formal photos on New York’s Park Avenue before attending several pre-awards ceremony receptions. That evening, Johnson officially will be crowned the 2007 Nextel Cup Series champion; the awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Waldorf=Astoria’s historic Grand Ballroom. ESPN Classic will air the ceremony beginning at 9 p.m.

EVENTS in NYC Nov 26-30, 2007

Victory Lap Nov. 28 | 8:00AM
The Top-10 drivers of the 2007 Nextel Cup Series? complete a Victory Lap around midtown Manhattan, kicking off LIVE in Times Square on Good Morning America and returning to Times Square via Broadway.

Aflac Pit Stop Tour Nov. 26 - Nov. 30 | 7:00AM - 7:00PM
The week-long series of more than a dozen authentic NASCAR stock cars scattered at signature locations throughout Manhattan. Street teams hand out official NASCAR partner giveaways all day long at each location with free photo opportunities

Sunoco Checkered Flag Breakfast Nov. 28 | 7:00AM - 11:00AM
VIP event held the morning of Victory Lap at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. Credentials must be presented for entry to the Sunoco Checkered Flag Breakfast.

Aflac Fan Fest Nov. 29 - 30 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
High energy, two-day indoor event featuring driver and crew appearances, radio station remotes, event emcee, NASCAR trivia and prize giveaways and much more. Come and participate in exciting interactive experiences like Kodak's "Catch the Moment", the Craftsman's "Keys to Success", or the Richard Petty Driving Experience 3-person video game. View the Trophy display with the Nextel Cup Series Trophy, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series trophies and pose for photographs to commemorate your Aflac Fan Fest experience. This event is free and open to the public at the Hard Rock Café Times Square, in the LIVE venue room.
Hard Rock Café
43rd and Broadway
Times Square, NYC

The NASCAR Street Tour - Nov. 24 - 30
The interactive Ford vehicles are scheduled to appear all week in the city and throughout the surrounding boroughs with high-energy street teams, interactive video games and free giveaways. Get up close and personal with the sights, sounds, and excitement of NASCAR while the tour visits the New York City area!

Nextel Cup Series Awards Ceremony - Friday Nov. 30
Held at the famous Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, the 2007 Nextel Cup Series Champion will be officially "crowned" and broadcasted on ESPN2 and ESPN Classic.

more info at nascar.com

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