December 1, 2017
All NASCAR Monster Energy Cup teams, drivers, crews, officials, press, and TV commentators descended on Nevada last week. Unfortunately, they chose Las Vegas for the site of their season-ending festivities instead of Reno. Martin Truex was officially crowned the 2017 Cup champion, and a horde of other awards were bestowed. Eric Jones was Cup Rookie of the year, Dale Earnhardt Jr., got the Chevrolet Lifetime Achievement award, and there were others too numerous to name.