NASCAR Drivers Making a Pit Stop for Charity at Riviera Hotel & Casino           

Special events planned for Mar. 8 – 11 with top NASCAR drivers are open to the public


Race fans are converging on Las Vegas and the Riviera Hotel & Casino is hosting a series of events as part of NASCAR March Race Weekend, Mar. 8 – 11. The weekend officially begins on Thursday, Mar. 8, with a slot tournament benefiting the Kyle Busch Foundation. A group of drivers are signing autographs for fans on Friday, Mar. 9. NASCAR fans can also get an up close and personal look at Casey Mears’ GEICO Sprint Cup Car, on display on the casino floor during race weekend.   
 
The Kyle Busch Foundation Slot Tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. on Mar. 8. Guests who earn their way into the finals will face off with Kyle Busch. The top three point earners receive an autographed die-cast car, special trophy and get their photo taken with Kyle and his wife, Samantha. Entry into the Slot Tournament is $118, or $99 for Kyle Busch Fan Club Members. Half of the proceeds benefit the Kyle Busch Foundation and the other half goes into the prize pool. All participants must be at least 21 years of age. Full contest rules are available at www.RivieraHotel.com <http://www.RivieraHotel.com> .  
 
Nationwide and Sprint Cup drivers from various teams will be on-hand on Friday, Mar. 9, at 8 p.m. for an autograph session. Sprint Cup drivers scheduled to appear include Las Vegas native Kurt Busch, David Reutimann, Dave Blaney, Kenny Schrader, Robert Richardson, Jr., and Scott Riggs. Representing Nationwide is Eric McClure, Jennifer Jo Cobb and Johanna Long.*
 
*subject to change

The Riviera Hotel & Casino offers a special NASCAR Package for $318 (excluding resort fee per night). This package includes a 3-night stay in a luxury room, one entry into the Kyle Busch Foundation Slot Tournament and two front-of-the-line passes for the autograph session. Reservations can be made at http://tinyurl.com/6ob96pr. For more information on NASCAR race weekend at the Riviera, visit www.RivieraHotel.com <http://www.RivieraHotel.com> .

About Kyle Busch Motorsports
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR, capturing the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Championship in its inaugural season and 16 Truck Series victories over its first two seasons. 2012 marks the team’s debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with team owner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch sharing the driving duties behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry with his brother Kurt, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion. Veteran driver Jason Leffler joins the KBM driver lineup and will be the primary pilot of the No. 18 Tundra in the Truck Series.

KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning Toyotas out of its 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Pending LEED certification, the facility’s state-of-the art equipment and innovative green initiatives make it unmatched among its peers. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KyleBuschMS) and following the team on Twitter (@KBMteam).

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, “Heavyweight King of Comedy,” Andrew Dice Clay, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.
 
With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com <http://www.RivieraHotel.com> .