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Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Vegas brianc
Address 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
Capacity 131,000
Owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Opened 1997
Major events Sprint Cup Series
Kobalt 400
Xfinity Series
Boyd Gaming 300
Camping World Truck Series
Rhino Linings 350
Oval
Length 1.5 mi (2.41 km)
Surface Asphalt
Banking Turns: 18-20°

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 4 different tracks for automobile racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina].

The complex is home to several race teams. As of 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.

In 2006, plans were announced to reconfigure the track after the March 2006 NEXTEL Cup Series Race. This reconfiguration will entail raised banking to increase side by side racing, and the construction of a new fan zone and pit road.

Current EventsEdit

  • The quarter-mile (400 m) dirt oval hosts:
  • World of Outlaws event
  • other dirt-racing events
  • The quarter-mile (400 m) drag strip hosts:
  • Two NHRA events every year

TracksEdit

Past NASCAR Sprint Cup WinnersEdit

Year Driver Started Car # Owner Make
1998 Mark Martin 7 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
1999 Jeff Burton 19 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2000 Jeff Burton 11 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2001 Jeff Gordon 24 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2002 Sterling Marlin 24 40 Chip Ganassi Dodge
2003 Matt Kenseth 17 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2004 Matt Kenseth 25 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2005 Jimmie Johnson 9 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2006 Jimmie Johnson 3 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2007 Jimmie Johnson 23 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2008 Carl Edwards 2 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2009 Kyle Busch 1 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2010 Jimmie Johnson 20 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2011 Carl Edwards 3 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

Racing SchoolsEdit

External linksEdit

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