Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Track Length – 1.5 Mile

Seating – 142,000

If there was ever a race that justified the expense of a road trip, it’s the NASCAR race at Las Vegas.  The track first opened in 1996 and saw its first Cup Series race in 1998.  Typically run in early part of the season, most teams are still playing with the setup of their cars when they hit Vegas for the Shelby 427.  At 400 miles and 267 laps, this is one of the shorter races for a 1.5 mile track.   Success at this track is from a combination of a strong engine and a great handling car.

The 1.5 mile track is just north of downtown Las Vegas and provides some good views of the mountains.  If you do manage to fit this race into your schedule, be sure and get there early.  A vast majority of the people seeing this race are coming from the south or downtown area which can cause traffic problems.

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