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Viva Las Vegas: NASCAR After the Lap is Back

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week gets more exciting by the year. This year will be no exception to that.

Ford, Coca-Cola and Sprint have teamed up once again for the sixth-straight year to sponsor a one-of-a-kind event at the Pearl Palms Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Hotel. On Thursday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. PT, each of the 16 contenders in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup will be at this event with ESPN reporter Marty Smith taking the reign as host once again.

Until Nov. 16, fans can enter the NASCAR After the Lap sweepstakes to win a 2015 Ford Mustang GT.

“Over the last six years as event sponsor, Ford has shared some incredible moments with our NASCAR drivers,” said Tim Duerr, motorsports marketing manager for Ford Racing. “The NASCAR After The Lap sweepstakes remains to be an effective way to engage NASCAR fans, giving them a chance to not only win a trip to Las Vegas but an opportunity to leave with a brand-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT.”

Within the final weeks of the contest, fans can enter to win a prize right on the spot. The three sponsors of the contest are giving away five pairs of tickets to go to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

For more information on the contest and the event, head over to www.NASCARafterthelap.com.

Joseph Wolkin

Joseph Wolkin (@JosephNASCAR) is a sophomore at the Queensborough Community College as an English major. He’s a native of Whitestone, NY, just outside of New York City, and has been attempting to find roots of motorsports within his area since 2004. He started out as just a fan, but over the course of his high school career, he ended up falling in love with writing.

Joseph has been covering NASCAR since 2011 for several different websites. Recently, he was named as one of two lead NASCAR columnists for Rant Sports after working for the site for over one year. Working with Rant Sports for approximately 14 months, Joseph has covered New York City area sports teams such as the New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and more.

Through his passion is for NASCAR, Joseph has adapted to changing times and realizes that he has numerous opportunities in the journalism work. As one of the top young sports writers, his goal is to become one of the top motorsports writers of this new digital media era. However, he also believes that it’s important to stick to the traditional routers of print publications after seeing his high school newspaper dissolve due to a lack of funding.

Currently, besides his duties with Speedway Digest, Joseph is a columnist with Fronstretch.com, Motorsport.com and has a weekly article in NASCAR Pole Position's digital version - ROAR! Weekly Race Preview Magazine. 


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