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Dates set for NASCAR end-of-season awards

July 01, 2014, NASCAR News Release, NASCAR.com

Dates set for NASCAR end-of-season awards
NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards Move to Trump National Doral Miami

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --  NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards -- the annual culmination of Champion's Week -- will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at Wynn Las Vegas. This is the sixth year that NASCAR has celebrated Champion's Week in the city of Las Vegas, a tradition that has featured a bevy of A-list entertainers and fan-friendly activities involving the sport's biggest stars.

Last year’s show, which honored six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, featured many memorable moments from host Jay Mohr and entertainers John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley and Sara Bareilles.

"Two of the world's most recognizable brands, NASCAR and Las Vegas, have developed a strong and successful partnership that delivers unrivaled excitement to the sport's loyal fans," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "We're proud to celebrate this milestone as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and its Champion's Week return for the sixth year, proving that no destination matches the passion and energy of NASCAR like Las Vegas."

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NASCAR also announced that the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will hold a joint celebration on Monday, Nov. 17, at Trump National Doral Miami. The event will honor the series driver and owner champions, as well as the top five drivers in each series.

This is the first year the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will have been held at Trump National Doral Miami. The property was recently purchased by the Trump Organization with plans for a $250 million resort-wide restoration.

"We are honored to host our first-ever joint celebration of these superb events at Trump National Doral Miami," said Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at The Trump Organization. "Our vision for the expansive transformation has been to create an unparalleled event experience and welcome these awards to our newly restored resort."

"NASCAR's postseason celebrations continue to be highly anticipated, can't-miss events on the season's calendar," said NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar. "Las Vegas was built on world-class entertainment, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and Champion's Week fit perfectly. In addition, we're thrilled to shift the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards to Trump National Doral Miami. It's a first-class property that will certainly provide an elevated experience for our industry and our championship teams."

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 9 p.m. ET. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards show live.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will be broadcast via tape delay on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

About the LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.

www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.

About the Trump National Doral Miami

Purchased by the Trump Organization in June 2012, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa has been undergoing a dramatic restoration to recapture the resort’s early grandeur.  Every aspect of the resort is being completely transformed in order to bring the new Trump National Doral® to the highest level of luxury, infused with the distinguished five-star level of service that is synonymous with the Trump brand.  Doral is once again be positioned as one of the greatest resort destinations in the world. The prestigious 800-acre resort boasts a completely re-designed clubhouse, new Deluxe accommodations, luxurious event spaces, new restaurant concepts, redesigned championship golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster, plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities and retail shops for guests and members to enjoy. For resort reservations, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visitTrumpNationalDoral.com. Connect with Trump National Doral Miami on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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