NASCAR announced on Monday that the annual Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet will be held Dec. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas, its yearly home since 2009. Also, as in recent past years, the ceremony will be the finale of several days of Champions’ Week activities in and around Las Vegas.
“Two of the world’s most recognizable brands, NASCAR and Las Vegas, have developed a strong and successful partnership that delivers unrivaled excitement to millions of loyal fans,” President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Auhtority Rossi Ralenkotter said. “We’re proud to celebrate this milestone as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and its Champion’s Week return for the fifth year, proving that no destination matches the passion and energy of NASCAR like Las Vegas.”
Prior to moving to Las Vegas, the year-end ceremony was held in at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City from 1981 until 2008. Entertainment lineup for the 2013 banquet will be announced at a later date. Acts performing at the ceremony since it moved to Las Vegas include Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McIntyre, Rascal Flats, Colbie Caillat, Frank Caliendo and Martina McBride, among many others.
“Every single week, NASCAR creates the big-event experience, so it’s fitting that our year-end celebration of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion takes place in a city built on major moments,” NASCAR Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps said. “Las Vegas has been home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards for five years, and each year it grows bigger, better and more entertaining for our fans. Undoubtedly, this milestone Champion’s Week will continue – and heighten – that tradition.”