NASCAR fans can exhale – Las Vegas will still host NASCAR events. The only difference will be the name of the sponsor.
The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa has been named title sponsor of the September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The multi-year agreement will make the South Point hotel-casino the title sponsor of the South Point 400 beginning in 2018. The 267-lap race, set for Sept. 16 and will be the first in the 2018 Cup playoffs.
The sponsorship underscores a longstanding partnership between LVMS and Gaughan that dates to the speedway’s construction in 1996.
“Michael Gaughan has been a great friend to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for decades, and we’re infinitely proud to have South Point as a major part of our first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race and our inaugural fall tripleheader weekend,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “The South Point 400 will showcase the best drivers in the world at one of the most fan-friendly and dynamic tracks in the country over the course of a weekend that fans will long remember. The coming year will be an historic one for our speedway, and we’re ecstatic about what the future holds for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, our fans and our partners.”
The South Point 400 will be preceded by a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Sept. 14 and a NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sept. 15. LVMS will be the first track in NASCAR history to host two tripleheader weekends in the same year.