NASCAR weekend is officially under way in Las Vegas.
Wednesday night the annual hauler parade took place as 54 NASCAR haulers barreled up the Strip surrounded by neon and thousands of fans.
"It was the best ever, seeing the trucks come down the Strip and all the lights and the honking," said fan Karen Aumond. "It was the best. It was great."
"It's something you don't get to see every day," added fan Cheri Walker. "Being a fan, you just get to see the cars. So it's nice to see the haulers."
It's become a tradition in Las Vegas.
Not every NASCAR city does it, but they're catching on.
"There's more and more cities that are doing it," said Jeff Motley of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "But there's only one city where they get to go down the world's most famous street."
Thursday at the track, race teams will be testing and fans are invited to get up close.
"It's a free test day," Motley said. "Not only will the grandstands be open to the public, but so will the Neon Garage. As soon as the test is over around 3:30, 15 minutes later at 3:45 we're bringing in four drivers, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin and Casey Mears and they'll do a Q-and-A session for about a half-hour with the fans."
Tickets are available for all three days of racing action, Friday's qualifying day, Saturday's Sams Town 300 and Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400.
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