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Info on hauler parade, driver appearances, concerts and more during NASCAR Weekend

Posted at 7:41 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 11:03:39-05

Fans in town for the 2017 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have plenty of fun activities to choose from.

Whether it’s attending a driver appearance or listening to some free music, a diverse array of entertainment options abound for the more than 100,000 people who will come to town for the three-day racing festival. From hometown champion Kyle Busch’s M&M’s World appearance (March 9) and Chase Elliott and others at the Speedway Children’s Charities Driver and Memorabilia Auction at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (March 9), to the Richard Childress Racing drivers at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa (March 9) and drivers like Kevin Harvick at the Neon Garage stage, fans have a number of chances to see their favorite drivers around town this week.

Click here for a complete list of driver appearances.

In addition, musical acts like Crowne Avenue, Sin City 4, the Scott Alexander Band and the Sylvia St. James Gospel Choir are performing in the Neon Garage Friday through Sunday. There also will be a number of bands and driver appearances at the Cooper Tires stage in the LVMS Fan Engagement Area, and that information will be posted online when available. Fans can check out the most up-to-date entertainment schedule by clicking here.

The popular hauler parade will begin at 6 p.m. March at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip. Approximately 40 brightly-colored 18-wheeled haulers will receive a police escort as they parade up the Strip before making their way to Interstate 15 via Sahara Boulevard and head north to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

LVMS’ 2017 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Stratosphere Pole Day on March 10 with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. The Xfinity Series’ Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and the weekend’s racing culminates on Sunday, March 12, with the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.

For tickets to all events, or for Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 parking permits or driver introduction passes, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to LVMS.com.

The 14th annual RaceJam Concert will take place March 11 on Fremont Street. Night Ranger and special guest Survivor will perform on the 3rd Street Stage. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

NASCAR fans will also have the opportunity to enjoy other free nightly entertainment through March 13 and purchase NASCAR merchandise from a variety of vendors. Click here for more information.