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Encyclopedia > Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Track length 1.5 miles (2.41 kilometres)
Track shape D-shaped Oval
Banking Turns - 20°
Major events NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Capacity 156,000
Address 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
Owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) complex of four different tracks for automobile racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is a company located in Charlotte, North Carolina. For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixel Image in higher resolution (992 × 653 pixel, file size: 1. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Speedway Motorsports, Inc. ... For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Speedway Motorsports, Inc. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City  280. ...


The complex is home to several race teams. Currently, March, 2005, the track is open two nights a week for locals to drag race. This is an effort to get this activity off of local streets and into a safer environment.


The track is used by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as their driver training facility. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (also known as the LVMPD or Metro) is the joint city-county police force for the Las Vegas metropolitan area. ...


In 2006, plans were announced to reconfigure the track after the March 2006 NEXTEL Cup Series Race. This reconfiguration will entail "progressive banking" which increases in angling the further up the track you are located. This is expected to increase side-by-side racing, and the construction of a new fan zone nicknamed "The Neon Garage" after the use of neon in the signs at the city's hotels and casinos, along with a new pit road that brings the action on said row closer to the fans and which also incorporates a standard SMI trademark, a half-mile oval named "The Bull Ring" which will be used for Legends races. The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ...


As of August 8, 2006 the newly reconfigured track reopened to stock cars. 2004 NEXTEL Cup Champion and Las Vegas native Kurt Busch, who drives the #2 Miller Lite Penske Dodge Charger, became the first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver to test a stock car on the newly reconfigured track. Kurt Busch (born August 4, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a NASCAR driver. ...

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Trivia

  • The speedway has often been referred to as "The Blue Oval" because the races have been dominated by Ford drivers in the NEXTEL Cup Series. Jimmie Johnson (3), Jeff Gordon (1), and Sterling Marlin (1) are the only drivers who have won at the track in the Cup Series not driving a Ford.
  • The speedway has also been known as "The House Of Roush" because nearly all of his drivers have had success at the track including Matt Kenseth (2), Mark Martin (1), and Jeff Burton (2).
  • The Winston No Bull 5 Million Dollar Bonus was held at the track from 1999 to 2002. Jeff Burton won a million dollars in 2000 and Jeff Gordon won the bonus in 2001. Burton in 1999 and Sterling Marlin in 2002 were not eligible.

The Winston Million was a now-defunct cash prize award program on the NASCAR Winston Cup series, based on the Grand Slam concept. ...

Current Events

The 1.5 mile (2.4 km) oval hosts:

The quarter-mile (400 m) dirt oval hosts: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The Sams Town 300 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The Las Vegas 350 is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ...

The quarter-mile (400 m) drag strip hosts: The World of Outlaws is an American sprint car dirt track racing series owned and operated by DIRT Motorsports. ...

  • Two NHRA events every year

The Indy Racing League ran at the track from 1996 and 2000. Champ Car held two races at the speedway in 2004 and 2005. The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Champ Car, an abbreviation of Championship Car, has been the name for a class and specification of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ...


Records

Track reconfiguration in 2006 increased the bank angles in the turns. Subsequent testing before the 2007 season showed significantly higher speeds, with NEXTEL Cup drivers recording unofficial laps at better than 185 mph.

  • NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Qualifying: Kasey Kahne, 29.212 sec. (184.856 mph), 2007
  • NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Race: Mark Martin, 2 hrs. 43 min. 58 sec. (146.554 mph), 1998
  • NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying: Mike Bliss, 31.535 sec. (171.238 mph), 2004
  • NASCAR Busch Series Race: Jeff Burton, 2 hrs. 13 min. 13 sec. (135.118 mph), 2000
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying: Mike Skinner, 30.326 sec. (178.065 mph), 2006
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race: David Starr, 1 hr. 37 min. 3 sec. (135.394 mph), 2002

Kasey Kenneth Kahne (born April 10, 1980 in Enumclaw, Washington) is a driver in NASCARs NEXTEL Cup series. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Ginn Racing, driving the #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, and is also a part-time driver in the Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series for Roush Fenway Racing, Hendrick... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Mike Bliss (born April 5, 1965, in Milwaukie, Oregon) is a NASCAR driver. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967) of South Boston, Virginia is an NASCAR driver. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Mike Skinner (born June 28, 1957) is a NASCAR driver from Susanville, California. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... David Starr (born October 11, 1967 in Houston, Texas) is a driver in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Tracks

  • The Bullring (a 0.5 mile (800 m) paved oval
  • Dirt Track 0.5 mile (800 m) clay oval
  • The Strip (a drag strip)
  • Superspeedway 1.5 mile (2.414 km) oval

In North American motorsports, a superspeedway is a race track over one mile (1. ...

Racing Schools

  • 600 Racing Driving Schools[1]
  • The Derek Daly Academy[2]
  • Drivers Edge[3]
  • Mario Andretti Racing School[4]
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience[5]
  • Freddie Spencer's High Performance Riding School[6]

External links

  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway Official Site
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway Page on NASCAR.com
  • Trackpedia guide to driving this track
  • GNEXTINC.com: Las Vegas Page - Local area information, track specs, mapping, news and more.
  • Jayski's Las Vegas Speedway Page - Current and Past Las Vegas Motor Speedway News
  • High Resolution image from Google Maps
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 36.27134° -115.01112°
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Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... OReilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is a multi purpose racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... 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Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... 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Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ...


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Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) complex of four different tracks for automobile racing.
The track is used by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as their driver training facility.
Champ Car held two races at the speedway in 2004 and 2005, but LVMS is not on the track schedule for 2006.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (713 words)
Las Vegas is preparing to shift into the fast lane with the addition of a new state-of-the-art motor racing complex.
It is located about eight miles north of downtown Las Vegas just off route I-15 and right next door to the existing Las Vegas Raceway Park, which currently hosts a number of national racing events and which is also being remodeled.
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