Story By: Richard Thomas
File Photos By: Hal Jalikakik
For the first time in over 10 years, NASCAR has made a change.. not to their rules or schedule, but to the location of their year end celebration. Today marks the start of Champions week in Nashville, a move that came from the lights and glam of Las Vegas to the streets of Broadway.
The move comes as NASCAR is attempting to get closer to their fan base on the East Coast, but the move didn’t come without some who say that with two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, they should have kept it in place.
“We booked our trip here every year for the race and then all of this fun stuff at the end of the year,” said Stephanie Stewart from Indianapolis. We like Nashville, but its not the same.. we will have to see how this works out.”
Here are a few of the things taking place this week.
Fan Fest and autograph sessions will be held along Lower Broadway and Riverfront Park Dec. 3 and 4. This will include a display of all the 2019 Monster Energy Series Playoff cars, giveaways, and autographs from drivers.
NASCAR night at the Opry will take place Dec. 3 at 9:30 p.m. Burnouts on Broadway will be Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. The event wraps up Dec. 5 with the red carpet and NASCAR Cup Series Awards at Music City Center.