The move of the NASCAR Cup Awards from Las Vegas to Nashville will not be a one-and-done affair.
Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, confirmed to NBC Sports on Thursday that the banquet agreement is through 2020.
“We have agreed to a two-year deal to host their awards week,” Spyridon told NBC Sports in an email. “They (and we) are still working on what that will look like but to (the) best of my knowledge it will have a fan facing component.”
Spyridon’s comment came after an online report Thursday afternoon by The Tennessean stating that NASCAR President Steve Phelps told the Associated Press Sports Editors Commissioners that the banquet will not only be held December 5, as had previously been reported, but also in 2020.
The Awards Banquet had been held in Las Vegas from 2009-18. Prior to that, it had been held in New York City for more than 25 years.