Skip to comments.NASCAR Nextel Cup UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at LVMS - Sunday 3/11/07 - Fox 4:30pm/et
Posted on 03/06/2007 3:23:59 PM PST by NYTexan
New thread is up!
Good Job NYTexan.
Yep, and as a prize you get to post all the Busch series info. I'm bushed!
Sweet Pingerooski and Nice Job!
Heck, you guys ALL do a fine job on putting these up!
Thanks, it makes my weekend...still early in the season, I still have a CHANCE in making the Chase!!!
More banking, faster track...what about the TIRES??
Will GoodYear bring a good one?
Will this track become another Charlotte?
Oh my, Mr NYTexan. I don't know nothin' about postin' no racin' stuff. Laws a mercy!
I'm late, but I'm in.
My kids are going to the race. Leaving in their motorhomes tomorrow nite. Gonna party thru Sunday. I'll just stay home, BBQ and watch it on the boob tube.
Thanks for firing up this weeks thread!
BTW , that's not me in the last pic.
One of my friends will be driving one of the shuttle buses from the Strip to the track.
I'll sit here and watch all the helicopters take the rich folks back and forth!
Ya gotta post pics of what YOU bbq!
Las Vegas last year.
Hope your friend gets lots of tips.
He works for the city bus, so he's not allowed to accept tips. But he does get OT!
If you ever have the time, take one of the guided tours of the Speedway complex. It's an awesome experience!
& thanks for the thread!
That works for me! LOL
KEWL! Thanks! I believe they have seven tracks there, and they have their own Metro Police station, and something is always going on there, 24/7. Seeing it from the air is cool, but taking the tour and learning all the stuff that is exclusive to this place is quite an experience.
If I ever get to Vegas again I'll be sure to do that!
Yeah, what's with the wine on a NASCAR thread?
Let me know if you ever get out this way.
You can take me on the tour!!
Well, I might go with you, but I'm not employed at the track, so I can't conduct the tour! :o])
Hey, that pic caused a feeling of vertigo!!!!!!!!!!
Blue Man Group, Uncle Kracker headline NASCAR Weekend entertainment
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The world-famous Blue Man Group and recording star Uncle Kracker are just two of the entertainment options Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be offering to race fans during the March 9-11 NASCAR Weekend.
Blue Man Group, which performs nightly at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino will perform throughout the day Saturday and Sunday in the Neon Garage and put on a 17-minute show on the pre-race stage prior to the start of Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400.
Uncle Kracker, famous for his remake of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" and his duet with Kenny Chesney ("When the Sun Goes Down") will play at 11:30 a.m. on the Garnier Fructis Stage in the speedway's midway on Sunday.
Sierra Boggess and Darryl Worley will sing the National Anthem on Sunday and Saturday respectively.
Boggess, who plays the lead of Christine in Phantom! at The Venetian, is an accomplished stage performer having joined the production after appearing on Broadway's national tour of Les Miserables. Worley, who is best known for his country hits "Have You Forgotten" following the 9-11 tragedy, will be performing after Saturday's Sam's Town 300 at the Fremont Street Experience.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, who are based at nearby Nellis Air Force Base, will provide a unique flyover for Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. A pair of F-16s from the 64th Aggressor Squadron from Nellis will provide the flyover for Saturday.
Just a moment while I put on my X-ray glasses so i can read that invisible ink!
Hiya. I may have tried it once, but I forget. Others on the thread are savvy about that. It's more than I can do to run one TeeVee, one radio and one computer during a race.
Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Clint Bowyer and Shane Huffman to appear at Speedway Children's Charities Driver Auction March 8 at Sam's Town Monday, March 5, 2007
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will hold its annual NASCAR Driver Auction at Sam's Town Live!, inside Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip, Rusty Wallace (retired), Clint Bowyer and Shane Huffman are scheduled to appear at the annual fundraiser to benefit the children of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on a ride around the speedway in a convertible with their favorite NASCAR Nextel Cup Series star during driver introductions prior to the start of the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 11. Fans also will have the opportunity to ride with their favorite NASCAR Busch Series driver during pre-race parade ceremonies prior to the start of the Sam's Town 300 on Saturday, March 10.
Racing artists Sam Bass and Dino Estrada, as well as artist Haiyan Wang will be on hand to auction off several pieces of their personal work, respectively. Wang, of Pop Art International in New York, and Estrada, of the Art of Racing in California, also will be selling autographed prints of their work throughout the evening. Several other surprises are in store for event attendees.
Last year, more than $160,000 was raised for the children of Las Vegas and southern Nevada. The event also features a silent auction with a variety of racing and non-racing items to bid on, including autographed team uniforms, race car sheetmetal and tickets to various shows in the Las Vegas area.
All proceeds will go to The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, which supports the increased quality of life for the children of southern Nevada. Last December, The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities granted $299,000 to 64 local children's causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.
Advance sales have been brisk, but tickets for the event still are available at $35 and may be purchased at www.tickets.com. For more information please call (702) 450-8300 or (702) 632-8242. Speedway Children's Charities (www.speedwaycharities.org) is a non-profit foundation based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need. Founded in 1984 by O. Bruton Smith, chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Speedway Children's Charities has grown into a national foundation with chapters located at each of the six Speedway Motorsports Inc., facilities, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Each chapter's objective is to assist as many children as possible.
Go Carl Edwards. The new configuration should be friendly to Carl with is good runs at Atlanta.
Well, I peeked!
That is an AWESOME image, NYT!
I LOVE GoogleEarth! :D
Your thread is very professional-looking, sir!
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Marlin Says Las Vegas is "A whole different place"
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
According to Sterling Marlin, driver of the No. 14 Waste Management Chevrolet, Las Vegas Motor Speedway isn't the same track it was when he picked up his ninth-career win there in 2002. The speedway recently underwent dramatic track changes and is adjusting to new rules NASCAR will enforce for Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Nextel Cup race.
"It's like being at a whole different place," said Marlin, who visited Las Vegas with his Ginn Racing team for a two-day test session in January. "They've added a ton of banking, resurfaced the track and made teams go a whole lot faster. It will be interesting to see how things shake out this weekend."
In addition to the physical changes to the track, NASCAR has mandated a smaller fuel-cell and a new tire compound for Sunday's race. With so many changes slated for NASCAR's third event of the season, Marlin is predicting an exciting event and an unpredictable finish.
"When we tested in Vegas earlier this year it was incredibly fast -- some teams thought it was too fast," explained Marlin, the only driver to visit victory lane at Las Vegas who didn't drive for Roush Racing or Hendrick Motorsports. "But it's a lot of fun. It will be interesting to see how things work once there are 43 cars on the track running side-by-side and going that fast."
Marlin, who has earned 10 career Nextel Cup wins (the last was at Darlington, S.C., two weeks after he won at Las Vegas in 2002), has competed in each of the nine Cup events Las Vegas Motor Speedway has hosted, posting a string of top 10s in 2001 (3rd), 2002 (1st) and 2003 (8th).
Marlin continued, "We've had stronger performances this year than our results indicate. Our race cars have been good-- we just haven't gotten the finishes we deserve. A strong finish with our Waste Management Chevy would get us moving in the right direction and I know we're capable of it."
Last year at Las Vegas Marlin started 31st, finished 36th. After fighting an ill-handling racecar throughout the event, Marlin looked to be closing in on a top-20 finish before the engine on his machine expired 12 laps short of the finish.
I peeked, too.
OK then, you're gonna be real busy with the grill this week!
(just TRY not ta burn anything!)
Old google pic of track....looking for a new one to show the new seating and movement of pit road.....
Anyway, if you need to get in touch I'll be in the Richard Petty section Fri / Sat / Sun. If I'm not there, look in the Neon Garage area, upper level. If I'm not there, look for the closest beer booth! lol
and at least it won't be snowing this year!
It was my pleasure to help in any way I could. You all have such a good time with the races!
WCG...ya ready for some fun in the Big D? :D
LOL, have a great time!
We'll be watching for ya on the Tee-Vee.
These guys know how to have fun!
No, I just LIKE barbeque.
Grilling is too hazardous for me.
My microwave popcorn success rate is around 40%.
The 60% is very stinky and flamey.
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