NASCAR's Champions Week heading to Las Vegas

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's season-ending party is
heading to Las Vegas.

The weeklong salute to Sprint Cup's stars is leaving New York
after nearly three decades.

NASCAR announced the move Thursday, citing an aggressive pitch
from Las Vegas officials that stressed reasonable room blocks and
additional fan activities on the city's famous strip.

The week will include the return of the "Victory Lap," a
procession of the top 10 Cup drivers in their race cars, and the
Pit Stop Tour.

The annual banquet had been held in New York since 1981. NASCAR
chairman and CEO Brian France said he expects the circuit to have a
continued presence in the Big Apple.