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Yep, that Robin Leach is the Grand Marshal of this year’s Mint 400.

The Mint 400 recently announced that Las Vegas resident and entertainment luminary Robin Leach has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Robin is best known for his initial three years on Entertainment Tonight and then hosting the TV show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, and has worked as a professional journalist for over 50 years – including his ongoing stint at the Las Vegas Review Journal. Still active in the Las Vegas social scene, Robin was originally connected to off-road racing through his son Steve Leach, who has been a longtime chase crew member of the McMillin Off-Road Team.

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Spectator Parking Passes for the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires will be available for purchase on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. PST.  There are five exciting spectator areas for viewing The Mint 400 race. Spectator Areas 1 – 4 are accessed via Goodsprings Road in Jean, Nevada. The Official Primm Valley Mint 400 Start/Finish Line is accessed via the Primm Valley FWY exit off HWY 15 and is held right behind Buffalo Bills.

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– The Mint 400 owners, The Martelli Brothers and Casey Folks of Best in the Desert announced today The Mint 400 will be returning to Las Vegas, Nevada March 1st-5th, 2017. “The Great American Off-Road Race” will be held Saturday, March 4th with pre-race festivities beginning earlier that week. The announcement comes as race organizers begin to make plans for the events 50th anniversary, dating back to 1967 when Leroy Wickham and John Sexton spent a week driving two Koyote Dune Buggies from Fremont St. in Las Vegas to the Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe.  Due to changes in the NASCAR schedule and the start of March Madness, The Mint 400 will be held one week earlier than previous years.