CONCORD, N.C. -- Champion's Week has arrived, and NASCAR is headed to Las Vegas.
Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be among the 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers in attendance, and their schedule is chock full of activities.
At the heart of the week is Champion's Week Live at The LINQ Promenade -- the ultimate NASCAR fan headquarters on the Las Vegas Strip. Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time) each day, fans can purchase merchandise from the drivers at the NASCAR Superstore, get their photo taken with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy and view the drivers' cars on display.
For more events, see below.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2
Fanfest Presented by Las Vegas Motor Speedway: A fan-favorite event, the seventh annual Las Vegas Motor Speedway Fanfest will begin at 2 p.m. (local time) at the Fremont Street Experience. This event is free to the public and will consist of a red carpet walk by the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Challengers, followed by a special "game show format" event. Select fans may be chosen to participate in an onstage game with the drivers for a chance to win two tickets to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards held two nights later at Wynn Las Vegas.
THURSDAY, DEC. 3
NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon: The annual awards luncheon and industry gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (local time) in the Encore Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas, where several team and individual awards will be presented. Hosted by FOX Sports personality Mike Joy, the event will be live-streamed on NASCAR.com.
NASCAR Victory Lap Fueled by Sunoco: Fans can catch their favorite driver during pre-race introductions hosted by FOX Sports reporter Jamie Little at 2:45 p.m. (local time) The green flag on the Victory Lap will fly at 3:30 p.m. (local time) when the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers parade down Las Vegas Boulevard in their race cars. NASCAR Victory Lap will start in front of the Miracle Mile Shops and finish at The LINQ. The event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com.
NASCAR After the Lap: A must-see event, NASCAR After The Lap will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (local time) at The Pearl Theater inside Palms Casino Resort. All 16 Chase drivers will appear on stage and give fans behind-the-scenes info about their lives on and off the track. The event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards: Black-tie celebration will be held at Wynn Las Vegas, where the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion driver and owner and the other Chase drivers will be honored. At 8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network will air the "Red Carpet Special," and begin airing the awards at 9 p.m. ET. Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards show live at 8 p.m. ET.