As NASCAR rolls into Vegas, we bring you the best in NASCAR news and info to get your day rolling right ... or left, whichever.
• Las Vegas is hoping to attract 300,000 fans to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the course of the weekend, a figure that track organizers note is four times the attendance of the Super Bowl. Total economic impact? Well in excess of $100 million. Vegas, baby! [Las Vegas Sun]
• Everybody's all ready to give a second date to Kansas because of the new casino. But should NASCAR be rewarding a casino? [Bump Drafts]
• Atlanta race fans, come walk the track before the Kobalt Tools 500 next Sunday as part of the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk. No bump-drafting permitted, and we'd recommend you finish up before 1 p.m. [Catchfence]
• The unofficial hosts of the Vegas race, Kurt and Kyle Busch, are everywhere this weekend, meeting fans, signing autographs and running charity events. That's Kurt there in a go-kart, lookin' sharp. [Las Vegas Sun]
• Kenneth Luna, a crew member for R3 Motorsports' No. 23 Nationwide team, has been indefinitely suspended for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy. [NASCAR.com]
• "Suitcase Jake" Elder, one of NASCAR's finest crew chiefs, passed away Thursday. He ran the box for drivers from David Pearson to Dale Earnhardt to Darrell Waltrip, winning championships in 1968 and 1969 with Pearson and leading Earnhardt to his first-ever Sprint Cup-level victory in 1979 at Bristol. Condolences to his family and fans. [MSNBC]