The planned parade of 40 NASCAR Cup Series haulers won't be happening, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced on Monday. The annual parade was scheduled for Thursday, February 20, but strong rains in Daytona have forced a change of plans.
The rain forced a delay of the Daytona 500, and the haulers still need to make their way from Daytona Beach to North Carolina to trade out race cars. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway stated that making it across the country to Las Vegas in time for the parade would be impossible.
“We did everything possible to facilitate having the parade,” said LVMS president Chris Powell. “Unfortunately, getting 50 or so 18-wheelers from Daytona Beach to North Carolina to Las Vegas in time for the hauler parade simply became a logistical impossibility.
The Star Nursery 100 Super Late Model Open Comp race will still take place at The Bullring on February 20, and the Pennzoil 400 is still scheduled for February 23.