Sprint Cup drivers cruise, burn out on the Vegas Strip

On Thursday afternoon, NASCAR's Sprint Cup drivers took their well-known rides out for a spin in Vegas, cruising down the famed Strip and leading everyone who watched to wonder why we couldn't have some honest-to-goodness street racing on the sked.

The Strip was closed for 45 minutes, but unfortunately the cars couldn't tear it up at full speed. They toured at a crawl, did a pit stop in front of the Bellagio, and performed burnouts in front of the Wynn. Video and more photos follow.

First, check out fan video of Jimmie Johnson's pit stop:

Next, a little longer compilation of burnouts and introductions:

And now, more photos: