As part of a dual promotion for the upcoming Ultimate Sports Weekend, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400, and the Vegas Golden Knights preseason opener, NASCAR champion Kurt Busch met up with Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland recently at City National Arena to go through a series of hockey drills at the practice facility. The pair then traveled to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Busch took Engelland for a spin on the 1.5-mile oval and gave him some pointers before letting Engelland get behind the wheel of his own NASCAR stock car. Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s South Point 400 weekend runs Sept. 13-16, and the Vegas Golden Knights start their preseason against the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 16. Busch and Engelland with stick to their own games that weekend.

On Friday, Sept. 14, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Las Vegas Motor Speedway, USA Sevens Rugby, and UFC will announce the return of the Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend celebration for 2019. The Ultimate Sports Weekend combines events from each of the sports, as well as a Vegas Golden Knights game, into a single weekend in early March. The event will include an expanded fan expo and the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour in 2019. — Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau

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