South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Named Title Sponsor of September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


South Point 400 is the first Las Vegas race in

NASCAR history to kick off the Cup playoff series



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LAS VEGAS – The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa has been named title sponsor of the September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). The multi-year agreement will make the Michael Gaughan-owned property title sponsor of the South Point 400 beginning in 2018. The 267-lap race, set for Sunday, Sept. 16, will be the first in the 2018 Cup playoffs.

The sponsorship underscores a longstanding partnership between LVMS and Gaughan that dates to the speedway’s construction in 1996.

“Michael Gaughan has been a great friend to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for decades, and we’re infinitely proud to have South Point as a major part of our first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race and our inaugural fall tripleheader weekend,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “The South Point 400 will showcase the best drivers in the world at one of the most fan-friendly and dynamic tracks in the country over the course of a weekend that fans will long remember. The coming year will be an historic one for our speedway, and we’re ecstatic about what the future holds for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, our fans and our partners.”

A longtime off-road racer, Gaughan has been a motorsports enthusiast for decades, sponsoring races at LVMS since 1998 as well as race teams led by his son, Brendan, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series through the years.

“I was there from the beginning of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and it’s a thrill to now have the South Point 400 begin the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in 2018,” said Michael Gaughan, owner of South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. “Racing has been one of my life’s greatest passions and it’s a dream to be deeply involved with a sport I love. The South Point and LVMS have had a long and strong partnership, and we can’t wait to be part of the track’s second tripleheader weekend next year.”

The South Point 400 will be preceded by a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Sept. 14, and a NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 15. LVMS will be the first track in NASCAR history to host two tripleheader weekends in the same year.

Special race weekend room and ticket packages are available at the South Point Hotel for fans planning on attending the September race, and they can lock in those deals on the casino’s website.

LVMS’ first 2018 tripleheader weekend will consist of Stratosphere Pole Day and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, March 2, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 3, and the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Sunday, March 4.

Race fans can buy tickets to both LVMS tripleheaders and capitalize on discounted prices by purchasing annual passes for all six NASCAR races. The track’s 2018 six-pack of events will show off a number of enhancements the track has planned for the coming months.

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About South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and foursquare.

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