Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Is a 1.5 mile oval track located about 15 miles northeast of the “Strip” in Las Vegas NV. Following the closure of Stardust International Raceway in 1970 (which was a track owned by the Stardust Hotel/Casino), new plans were developed to build a new drag strip north of Las Vegas, that was called the Las Vegas Speedrome. The Speedrome consisted of a road course, drag strip. and eventually a 3/8 mile. In 1995, a massive refurbishment of the complex upgraded all of the tracks, and included the construction of the superspeedway which opened in September 1996. The first race at the brand new speedway was on September 15, 1996, with a race run by the IRL. The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held March 1, 1998. In December 1998, major track operator Speedway Motorsports purchased the Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex.
In 2006, Speedway Motorsports announced plans to reconfigure the track after the March 2006 NASCAR race. This major renovation added “progressive banking” in the turns which increased the degree of banking on a gradient curve towards the outside of the track – meaning that the closer a car got to the wall, the higher the angle of banking, this major change in the track has increased side by side racing.
In the 2011 IndyCar Series finale at the Speedway, a major crash occurred involving 15 cars. Four drivers were sent to the hospital, including 2011 Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon who died two hours later from the injuries that he sustained in the accident. The race was cancelled, however instead of completing the race the remaining drivers that were not involved in the crash drove a five-lap salute to Wheldon.
In the aftermath of the crash there was quite a bit of criticism of the Speedway, particularly the extremely high banks combined with the relatively short track length. At this time, it’s unknown if IndyCar will return to Las Vegas.
Track Length: 1.5 Miles
Track Shape: Tri-Oval
Banking: Turns: Graded up to 20°
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Las Vegas Speedway General Venue Information
From California, Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas :
Take I-15 North to Exit #54 (Speedway Blvd)
From Salt Lake City, St.George and Mesquite :
Take I-15 South to Exit #54 (Speedway Blvd)
From Laughlin and Boulder City :
Take US-93/95 to I-15 North, Follow I-15 North to Exit #54 (Speedway Blvd)
Free parking is available for ALL LVMS Events
Parking Availability varies by event: Call LVMS Ticket Office for more information.
LVMS Encourages the use of public transportation and other shuttle services during the annual NASCAR Weekend.
CAT Bus: www.catride.com or 800 228-3911
Speedway Shuttle Services: 877-212-7642
Bell Trans: 702 739-7990
CLS Transportation: 702 740-4545
Gray Line: 702 739-5700
Star Transit: 702 565-7087
Ray and Ross Airport Express: 702 261-3230
Box Office Numbers
(702) 644-4444 : Local
(800) 644-4444 : Outside Las Vegas
Box Office Hours
Mon – Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sun 11:00am to 4:00pm
Types of Payment Accepted
Amex, Discover, MasterCard & Visa
Varies by event:
Please call LVMS Ticket Office for more information.
Free Handicap parking–
Use I-15 to exit 54, all vehicles with authorized handicap plates or placards will be parked on asphalt in the Dragstrip lot. Enter from Exit 54 – behind the Blue lot and follow the signs to Handicap Parking. Do not attempt to enter via Speedway Blvd.
Key points that wheelchair-bound guests would want to know prior to arrival at LVMS.
1. Keep these numbers with you at all times…702-632-8006 or text to 37686.
- This is the LVMS Fan Assistance Line. The guest service staff will be able to answer your questions and assist you with requests for wheelchair-capable vans to pick you up.
- Please do not request a wheelchair-capable van if you are able to safely board our normal fleet of trams and shuttles.
2. Arriving by car.
- Use the far-left lane of exit 54 on Interstate-15, follow directional signs to the handicap parking area.
- Report to one of the 2 Handicap Guest Services tents and board one of the golf cart shuttles for transport to Ticket Gates B or E.
3. Arriving by taxi or Coach America bus.
- Report directly to Tram Stop 5 and tell the tram stop attendant you require wheelchair transport.
- Tram Stop 5 is behind the Taxi/Bus Depot under the large red canopy.
4. Access to the handicapped seating areas in the grandstands.
- In section 2, use elevator #2 or elevator #7 for access to the handicap seating areas.
- In the Richard Petty Terrace or Dale Earnhardt Terrace, use the wheelchair ramp or any of the elevators for access to the handicap seating areas.
- Ushers are there to assist guests to seats area and can also get wheelchair attendant a folding chair.
5. Access to the Neon Garage or the Infield.
- Report to the Infield Tram Stop located on the south side of the LVMS Ticket Office. Inform the tram stop attendant you require wheelchair transport.
6. Access to Upper Viewing Deck in the Neon Garage.
- There are 2 elevators for access to the upper viewing deck located at opposite sides in the center of the Neon Garage.
7. Access to Pit Road.
- From ground level, report to the NASCAR inspection bays located near the Media Center.
- There is a large sign for wheelchair access to Pit Road.
- A security guard will escort guest and one attendant to the walkway that leads to Pit Road.
8. Departing the Neon Garage.
- Report to the Neon Garage Main Entry Gate (where you were dropped off) and inform the security guard that you are ready to return to the grandstands.
- You can call or text the Fan Assistance Line to request a wheelchair van.
Outside food and beverage
Smoking (Prohibited in grandstand seating areas only)
Stadium seats wider than 18 inches
Fires, Grills, Fireworks
Weapons Of Any Description
Pets (except service animals assisting those with disabilities)
Noise Makers, Horns, Helium Balloons, Beach Balls
Others items in the judgment of speedway management or security staff which pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of the event by other patrons
NASCAR/Superspeedway: Everyone MUST have a ticket.
NHRA/The Strip at LVMS: Ages 5 & under are free in the GA area * Reserved seating requires a ticket.
World of Outlaws/Dirt Track: Ages 5 & under are free in the GA area * Reserved seating requires a ticket.
Bullring & Miscellaneous GA events at the drag Strip and Dirt Track: Ages 5 & under are free (Subject to change)
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