Las Vegas Strip Hauler Parade Kicks Off NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas
Posted on: March 4, 2022, 06:59h.
Final updated on: March 4, 2022, 06:59h.
A caravan of 18-wheelers once again traveled on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday to launch the annual local NASCAR Weekend. Last year, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognized as the Hauler Parade, around 40 rigs took component. They carried race vehicles and connected gear.
The NASCAR weekend events started at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa. The 18-wheelers then traveled on Las Vegas Boulevard producing their way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) where Sunday’s headliner race will be held.
We’re so excited to bring the Hauler Parade back,” LVMS President Chris Powell told KSNV, a local Tv station. “It’s very a thrill to see the beautifully wrapped NASCAR haulers take more than the Las Vegas Strip.”
Pennzoil 400 on Sunday
The principal NASCAR occasion this weekend is Sunday’s 25th annual Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series Race. It kicks off at 12:30 pm. Among these competing are Daniel Hemric and Kyle Busch.
Other NASACR events this weekend include Friday’s Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping Globe Truck Series Race. Also, on Saturday there will be the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race.
Busch, whose hometown is Las Vegas, will take portion in each Friday’s and Sunday’s races. He will drive his own KBM Motorsports Toyota Tundra in Friday night’s Victoria’s Voice 200.
Busch also is searching to get his second Cup Series win at LVMS in the Pennzoil 400. He is the only driver to ever win in all 3 main series at LVMS.
Also, Hemric, the reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, will take component in Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 and Sunday’s Pennzoil 400.
Country singer Tiera Kennedy of Alabama was chosen to execute the national anthem prior to Sunday’s auto race. Nation music group Midland will carry out prior to the Pennzoil 400 begins. Midland’s favorite songs incorporate “Drinkin’ Problem” and “Burn Out.”
Former NFL star Marcus Allen is the grand marshal for the race. He will let drivers know when to commence their engines.
The running back played 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier, he played for USC and was awarded the Heisman Trophy.
NASCAR Weekend Fuels Regional Economy
Research from the Las Vegas Convention and Guests Authority (LVCVA) revealed the 2019 race delivered a roughly $166 million economic influence on Southern Nevada. Much more than 100,000 fans normally descend on the area for the three-day event. Las Vegas visitor volume started its COVID-19 recovery final year.