CONCORD, N.C. – Champion’s Week has arrived. And the annual festivities in Las Vegas are set to get underway.
All 16 of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will be in attendance, including Chase Elliott and champion Jimmie Johnson.
Throughout the week, the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus will be the central hub for fans in attendance. It will include concerts, special appearances, photo opportunities with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy, games, giveaways and much more.
The Fan Lounge, which is located at The Park just outside New York-New York Hotel & Casino, will open on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Without further ado, here’s what to expect during Champion’s Week.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30
NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus
Open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. local time. At approximately 6:30 p.m., a Champion’s Week kickoff event will feature appearances by the champions of all three NASCAR national series, including Johnson.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1
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 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 will parade down Las Vegas Boulevard – and perform burnouts – in their race cars. NASCAR Victory Lap will start in front of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and finish in front of The Park. The event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com. For a list of burnout locations, fans can visit the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus – which will be open from noon to 8 p.m. local time Thursday.
NASCAR After the Lap
A must-see event, NASCAR After The Lap will take place at 5 p.m. local time on stage at The Pearl Theater inside the 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. Hosted by NBC Sports personality Rutledge Wood and celebrity chef Guy Fieri, the event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards
The exclusive, black-tie celebration will be held at Wynn Las Vegas, where the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion driver and owner – Johnson and Rick Hendrick – will be honored along with the other Chase drivers. At 8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network will air red carpet coverage 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. For fans in Las Vegas, the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus – which is open from noon to 8 p.m. local time Friday – will host an awards viewing party at 5 p.m. local time.