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NASCAR hauler parade roars down the Las Vegas Strip

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Semitrucks holding the vehicles for the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway paraded up Las Vegas Boulevard on March 5, 2014. (Source: Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau) Semitrucks holding the vehicles for the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway paraded up Las Vegas Boulevard on March 5, 2014. (Source: Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The familiar hulking semitrucks that hold the cars competing for this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas paraded down the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday night.

The NASCAR hauler parade gives motorsports enthusiasts an up-close look of the more than 50 competitors in the upcoming races this weekend.

"Oh my God, it's exciting!" screamed NASCAR fan C. J. Clouston after she saw the 18-wheeler of her favorite driver, Las Vegas native Kyle Busch, drive by.

The public threw on the brakes as most everyone walking along the boulevard stopped in their tracks to see the showcase.

"It's something that nobody does anywhere else," said John Wysznski, who's visiting form Ohio. "This right here is special."

Clouston and Wysznski, a couple of 11 years, almost missed it.

"We were in the hot tub. We heard about it 30 minutes ago. We got our clothes on and ran down here," said Wysznski.

"We sped down [I-15] to make sure we were here in time for it," said race fan Ilen Gairbay who came down with her family from California. 

The parade is a sight that doesn't compare to any other race stop during the NASCAR season.

"We were just talking about comparing it to Fontana," said Garibay. "The way they do it, it's much bigger in Las Vegas. It's a great appetizer before the main meal."

The annual grand entrance precedes a weekend of events that will culminate to the Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday and the Spring Cup Kobalt 400 on Sunday.

For more information on NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas, you can visit www.LVMS.com.

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