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NASCAR Roars Back into Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- NASCAR weekend is one of the biggest money making events of the year for Las Vegas, with fans pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy.

Some hotels are even sold out and have doubled up on staff just to accommodate all the race fans.

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All 1,700 rooms at the Sahara Hotel and Casino have been booked three weeks in advance. Other spots on the strip that say NASCAR weekend is even bigger than New Years Eve.

Jeannie Maltesen from Vancouver, Canada snubbed the Olympics to fly to Vegas for NASCAR weekend. She says she and her friends are on a budget, but there's not doubt there will end up spending even more.

"We spend a lot of money down here. We have to go back to Canada and work for a year so we can come back next year," she said.

North Las Vegas Police Search for Robbery Suspect

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - North Las Vegas Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery that took place February 21st.

Police say two Hispanic males attacked a couple at a Sinclair gas station at 3815 East Craig Road. Police say one of the suspects struck the male victim in the head and got into his vehicle. The female victim was in the vehicle at the time. The suspect grabbed the keys from her before she exited. The suspect then drove away from the scene. The vehicle was later involved in a car accident, and police arrested the driver, 36-year-old Joseph Brady.

The second suspect fled the gas station on foot and is still at large. Police say he is a bald Hispanic male, in his late 20's to early 30's, 5'10" tall and about 200lbs. He was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

If you have information, contact CrimeStoppers at 385-5555.