From Pleasant City to Sin City: "Your Seat in Vegas Is Waiting" Winner Announced

Ohio Native Wins Trip to Las Vegas for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony


Ken Weeks was drawn as the winner of the "Your Seat in Vegas is Waiting" Contest


When asked if he would be available December 2-4 to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, Ken Weeks responded, “Hell yeah! I don’t care what else I had planned; I’ll make sure I can go, no matter what!” Weeks was randomly selected as the winner of Richmond International Raceway’s “Your Seat in Vegas Is Waiting” contest.

The Pleasant City, Ohio resident learned of the contest through a monthly Richmond International Raceway e-mail newsletter. Contestants submitted their name and contact information through for a chance to win. Entries were also accepted during the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend September 10-11 at America’s Premier Short Track.

The one-in-a-lifetime prize experience for Ken and his wife Betty includes:

ü   Three days and two nights in Las Vegas

ü   Roundtrip airfare

ü   Hotel accommodations at Wynn Las Vegas

ü   Access to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony, including these exclusive items:

    o     Seats and dinner at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony

    o     Fan-only pre-reception with NASCAR industry VIPs

    o     Red carpet walk prior to the Awards Ceremony

    o     Lunch at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon

    o     Access to the NASCAR “After the Lap” event

ü   $500 spending money

Ken is most looking forward to the excitement of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on December 3. He visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a race earlier this year and believes, “The racing at Richmond International Raceway is much better.”

The Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, December 3, at Wynn Las Vegas, is part of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week—a postseason celebration that showcases the nation’s top form of motorsports while also honoring its top driver and its ultra-loyal fan base.

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway April 29-30, 2011 for a NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend. Tickets for the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race go on sale January 15, 2011. For information and to stay up to date, please log on to .

About Richmond International Raceway:

Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers exciting night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events—two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series—under the lights on its ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout consistently produces the thrill of side-by-side racing, coupled with high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities (including the new-for-2010 Video Scoring Tower) and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit online. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RIRInsider .

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