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Champions Week Activities in Las Vegas Await Dale Jr.

By Tyler Overstreet, JR Motorsports | Article Published 11/26/2012

The 2012 NASCAR season of on-track activity may have ended Nov. 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway but Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the other 11 Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors will be back together again this week in Las Vegas for Champions Week. The week’s activities include Fanfest presented by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, NASCAR Victory Lap, NASCAR After the Lap and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards.

Earnhardt Jr. will join his fellow Chase contenders for Fanfest Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Freemont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. The event includes a red-carpet walk by the 12 Chase drivers and a special “game show format” on-stage event hosted by nationally-known comedian Carrot Top. Fanfest begins at 2 p.m. with the arrival of the drivers. The event is free for fans.

The annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon kicks off day two of activities for Dale Jr. in Las Vegas. Various awards, including the NMPA Most Popular Driver Award, will be given out during the event. Earnhardt Jr. is seeking his tenth-consecutive Most Popular Driver Award as voted by the fans.

Following the luncheon, drivers will head to the Miracle Mile Shops in downtown Las Vegas for the start of the NASCAR Victory Lap. The procession of cars will head north on Las Vegas Blvd. At the Spring Mountain Road intersection, each driver will perform donuts as they round their turn. From there, drivers will head south for an authentic pit stop in front of the Fountains of Bellagio. The lap will continue south to the East Harmon Ave. intersection where all 12 drivers will perform donuts once again before heading to the finish line back at the Miracle Mile Shops. NASCAR Victory Lap pre-festivities begin at 3 p.m. with the NASCAR Victory Lap starting at 3:30 p.m.

Dale Jr.’s schedule of events in Las Vegas concludes with NASCAR After the Lap at Planet Hollywood in downtown Las Vegas. The event is an unpredictable, unforgettable driver tell-all event with the entire 12-driver Chase field. Last year’s After the Lap event saw Jeff Gordon show off his break-dancing skills so who knows what is in store this year! Tickets to the event are $20 with proceeds benefitting The NASCAR Foundation. will offer a live web cast of the event beginning at 5 p.m. local (8 p.m. ET). SIRIUSXM NASCAR Radio will also broadcast the event live on channel 90.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards are scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. local (8 p.m. ET). The top 10 drivers in the final standings will be honored at the event. The event will be broadcast on SPEED.

After Camping World RV Sales 301
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 670 0
2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 658 -12
3 +1 Brad Keselowski 634 -36
4 +1 Matt Kenseth 621 -49
5 -2 Jimmie Johnson 598 -72
6 +1 Carl Edwards 574 -96
7 +1 Ryan Newman 573 -97
8 +1 Kyle Busch 567 -103
9 -3 Joey Logano 551 -119
10 +2 Clint Bowyer 548 -122
11 -1 Paul Menard 541 -129
12 +2 Denny Hamlin 530 -140
Full Standings