Indy car and Champ used to be one and the same, then a big fight occurred namely over the sport becoming primarily non American teams and cost of various technologies eliminating most teams from being able to complete so they split.
Champ is no longer CART. But whatever your take on the race itself, the whole event is one big party for three days and about a week for those of us who operate the thing. The race itself is just a minor part of the whole show, but personally the drifting competition is a blast.
Side note, never ever party with Team Aussie. You guys from down under are way too crazy for even a drunk Irishman such as myself. After closing down the bars we ended back up at the hotel where I found a full bottle of Aussie rum being quickly drained directly into me. That year I had to drive back to SD
in the morning, thanks guys.
How is the Vegas event? Never been to that one.