Las Vegas Motor Speedway, situated in Clark County, Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada around 15 miles upper east of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200-acre of land (490 ha) complex of various tracks for motorsports dashing. The complex is possessed by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Following the last conclusion of Stardust International Raceway in 1971, plans were produced for another racing facility in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Speedrome. Situated in the far upper east corner of the Las Vegas Valley, the Speedrome comprised of a street course and drag strip, opening in 1972. Alexander Rodriguez leased the facility from the City of Las Vegas, and added the 3/8-mile short track in 1985 after the conclusion of Craig Road Speedway in 1983.
Ralph Engelstad of the Imperial Palace bought the track in 1989, renaming the office Las Vegas Speedway Park. Engelstad cooperated with William Bennett of the Sahara Hotel and opened another $72 million superspeedway on the site in September 1996.
The main race at the speedway was on September 15 with an IndyCar occasion, which was won by Richie Hearn. A NASCAR Truck Series race continued in November. In December 1998, Speedway Motorsports bought Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Engelstad and Bennett for $215 million.
Veteran motorsports publicist Chris Powell was named the speedway’s president and general manager and still holds that position today.
Kevin Harvick started on the pole ahead of Homestead winner William Byron. Kyle Larson led 103 of 267 laps in the NASCAR Cup Series‘ Pennzoil 400 at the Speedway en route to the victory.
|Location||Las Vegas Motor Speedway |
7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
|Operator||Speedway Motorsports, Inc.|
|Major Events||NASCAR Cup Series |
South Point 400
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Alsco Uniforms 300
Alsco Uniforms 302
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Bucked Up 200
World of Westgate 200
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA World Finals Baja 1000 (Qualifying for Trophy Trucks and Class 1)
K&N Spring Fling Million bracket race
|Length||1.5 mi (2.41 km)|
|Most Wins||Jimmie Johnson (4)|
|Most Starts||Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (20)|
|Poles||Kasey Kahne (3)|