If you’re in Las Vegas for NASCAR Weekend 2014, Boyd Gaming – sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 race – is the place to be (Pictured: Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford).
Boyd Gaming properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley will be hosting special events for the race, including NASCAR driver appearances, live entertainment and a charity auction benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities. Events include:
NASCAR Driver Appearances
Thursday, March 6
The Speedway Children’s Charities Drivers Auction will take place on Thursday, March 6 at Sam’s Town Live! inside Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89122). The silent auction, benefiting the Las Vegas Chapter of the Speedway Children’s Charities, will feature an array of racing memorabilia and other items. Attendees will have the chance to bid on the on the ride of a lifetime — a chance to ride around the speedway with your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or NASCAR Nationwide Series hero during the parade lap for the Kobalt 400 or Boyd Gaming 300.
Clint Bowyer, Driver of the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota will participate in an interview session with NASCAR FOX Sports personality Jeff Hammond. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and bidding will begin at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday, March 7
Kasey Kahne, Driver of the No. 5 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, will make a live appearance at The Fremont Hotel and Casino (200 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101). Chris Myers of Fox Sports NASCAR will host the event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
Carl Edwards, NASCAR Driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford, will make a live appearance at The Orleans Hotel and Casino (4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103). Jeff Hammond of Fox Sports NASCAR will host the event. The doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300
Drivers, start your engines! The first running of the Boyd Gaming 300 (previously known as the Sam’s Town 300) will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 8. “Cool Abe,” the spokesman of Boyd Gaming’s popular “Penny Lane,” will serve as the Grand Marshal for the race.
Friday, March 7
12:40 p.m.- NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 practice
2 p.m.- NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 final practice
Saturday, March 8
9:35 a.m.- NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 qualifying
1:15 p.m.- NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)
Marshall Tucker Band, March 7-8
After the race, head to the Orleans Showroom for the official Boyd Gaming 300 After-Party, featuring the Marshall Tucker Band.
Throughout the last 30 years, The Marshall Tucker Band has influenced such country music groups as Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. With hit singles “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band has earned seven gold and three platinum albums. They also scored four hit singles on Billboard’s country chart and one on Billboard’s gospel chart.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8. Tickets start at $29.95 plus taxes and fees and are available for purchase at www.orleanscasino.com.
Rowdy McCarran, March 4-8
Contemporary country music artist Rowdy McCarran will also be performing as part of the Boyd Gaming 300 lineup. McCarran will hit the stage at Roxy’s at Sam’s Town on March 4-6 at 8 p.m. nightly, and March 7 and 8 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Enter to Win a 2015 VIP Race Experience
The prize package includes a 5-day/4-night stay at a Las Vegas Boyd Gaming hotel, two NASCAR weekend terrace tickets, $500 in slot dollars, a $250 dining credit and $250 in airfare credits.
For further information and a complete list of all Boyd Gaming 300 events, visit www.boydgaming300.com. All acts, times, prices and information related to these events are subject to change. Boyd Gaming’s room and ticket packages for 2014 are sold out, however 2015 packages will go on sale soon.
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