LAS VEGAS — Kurt Busch will help provide some sibling rivalry when he joins his brother, Kyle, as a competitor in the inaugural Brendan Gaughan Celebrity Bowling Classic at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa on Thursday, Sept. 12.
The first-year event will help kick off Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s South Point 400 tripleheader NASCAR weekend, which will run Sept. 13-15 at the 1.5-mile track. Fans in town for the races can purchase spots in the bowling tournament for $250, a fee that includes the chance to meet and bowl with NASCAR drivers and industry celebrities while raising money for a great cause.
NASCAR drivers Matt DiBenedetto, Chris Buescher and Ryan Preece also have signed on to bowl in the tournament, which will take place at South Point’s Tournament Bowling Plaza. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.
Anyone who has purchased spots or teams in the tournament can bid on NASCAR stars Kyle and Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Daniel Suarez or Matt DiBenedetto to be their bowling teammates for the night, and anyone can bid on other items listed in the SCC online auction. A complete list of bowlers and VIPs expected to attend the event can be found here.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, with silent and live auctions taking place before bowling begins at 8 p.m. Awards will be presented at approximately 9:30 p.m., and there will be plenty of activities for bowlers and fans to enjoy.
A limited number of spectator tickets will be sold for the arena-style seating at the Tournament Bowling Plaza for fans who want to attend. Those who wish to participate may sign up for the tournament as a team of four or as individuals, and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, drinks and a NASCAR driver or celebrity as a bowling partner.
The South Point 400 – set for Sunday, Sept. 15 – will launch the beginning of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the second consecutive year at the 1.5-mile speedway. It will serve as the anchor for LVMS’s second NASCAR tripleheader of the weekend, with the World of Westgate 200 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race taking place on Friday, Sept. 13 and the Las Vegas 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race running on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Various ticket packages, fun extras and special-access passes for LVMS’s events are available at www.lvms.com or by calling 1-800-644-4444.