Track “Facts”: Las Vegas

Nascar races on all sorts of tracks, from short to long, oval to road course, concrete to asphalt.  Here’s a bi-weekly look at all the tracks of Nascar’s National Touring Series.


1.5 mile asphalt tai-oval

Opened 1996

Lights?  Yes

Series: Cup, Xfinity, Trucks

Nicknames: America’s Racing Showplace, Home of the Neon Garage, luhvumiss


1. Las Vegas Motor Speedway has a number of unique traditions, including awarding the winner a championship belt (a la boxing or wrestling) as opposed to a trophy.  Its a bit like Martinsville except more modern and much duller.

2. LVMS was built at the height of Bruton Smith’s obsession with quad-ovals.  These tracks exemplify the issue with “cookie cutter” intermediate tracks—very similar, dull action, and they still make money for their owner.

3. The rave festival The Electric Daisy Carnival has been held at the track, following in the footsteps of other tracks to host music festivals such as Watkins Glen, Dover, and Altamont. updated four times weekly

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