Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Mar 7, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) cellebrates his victory in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Motor Speedway- 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

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.

History

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.

2021 Race

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.

Quick Facts

Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
Operator Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Major Events NASCAR Cup Series

Pennzoil 400

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)