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Who’s Performing & Appearing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway This Weekend

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After NASCAR said goodbye to Auto Club Speedway’s 2-mile layout, the series continue on the Western trail as they head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Known for its entertainment, especially on the track, Las Vegas is sure to bring out the stars all around the track.

Here are some of the stars who will be participating in the pre-race events.

FOX Sports Booth: After Tony Stewart tapped in for the first three NASCAR Cup Series events, his former driver Danica Patrick will rotate into the booth for the next two events.

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In the NASCAR Xfinity Series booth, 2014 Cup champion Kevin Harvick and Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney will join Adam Alexander to call the race.

National Anthem: Las Vegas is bringing in some talent. Terry Fator, winner of season two of America’s Got Talent, will sing the national anthem for the Pennzoil 400.

Country music artist Kaleb Austin will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the green flag waves for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on March 3.

Grand Marshal: Two-time MLB National League MVP and Philadelphia Phillie Bryce Harper will give the command to fire the engines. Harper graduated from high school in Las Vegas.

Former NBA player Jerome Williams will serve as the grand marshal for the Victoria’s Voice 200.

Honorary Pace Car Driver: Gov. Joe Lombardo of Nevada will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the Pennzoil 400. Lombardo was elected as the state’s governor last November after previously serving as a sheriff.

Pre-race Concert: Uncle Kracker will fire up the fans before the Cup race on Sunday.

About the author

Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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