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Address:
7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89115

Phone: (800) 644-4444
(702) 644-4444

Track Specs:
Front straight: 2,275 feet
Back straight: 1,572 feet
NEW Banking [2007]: Corners:20°, Front Straight: 9°, Back Straight: 9°
OLD Banking: Corners:12 degrees, Front Straight: 8 degrees, Back Straight: 3 degrees

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    Track Records & Stats

  • 2015 Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 143.677, started 18th

  • Track Race Record: Brad Keselowski, March 2014, 154.633mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Kyle Busch, 2009, 119.513mph

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Matt Kenseth 2004, started 25th

  • Oldest Winner: Sterling Marlin, 44 years, 8 months, 1 days, 3/3/2002

  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch, 23 years, 9 months, 29 days, 3/1/2009

  • 2015 Pole Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 194.679, finished 18th

  • Current Track Config Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, 3/6/2015, 194.678 (final round)>/P>

  • Old Track Config Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/5/2004, 174.904mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Jarrett, 44 years, 3 months, 6 days, 3/04/2001

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 22 years, 10 months, 0 days, 3/02/2008

  • Most Races: 18 - Jeff Gordon; 17 - Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton

  • Most Wins: 4 - Jimmie Johnson; 3 - Matt Kenseth

  • Most Poles: 3 - Kasey Kahne; 2 - Kyle Busch, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett

  • Most Top 5s: 6 - Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin; 5 - Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards

  • Most Top 10s: 10 - Mark Martin; 9 - Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth

  • Most Cautions: 14 - 3/1/2009

  • Most Caution Laps: 66, 3/1/2009

  • Fewest Cautions: 2 - 2 times, most recently 3/5/2000

  • Fewest Caution Laps: 9, 3/1/1998

  • Most on the Lead Lap: 30 - 3/12/2006

  • Fewest on the Lead Lap: 10 - twice, most recently 3/7/1999

  • Most Running at the Finish: 42 - 3/5/2000, 3/9/2014, 3/10/2015

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 33 - 3/7/2004

  • Most Leaders: 16, 3/11/2007

  • Fewest Leaders: 7, 3/5/2000

  • Most Lead Changes: 25 - 3/7/1999 and 3/13/2005

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 12 - 3/1/2009

  • Most Laps Led in a race: 219 - Jeff Gordon, 2/28/2010

  • Most Laps Led by race winner: 142 - Kevin Harvick, 3/8/2015

  • Fewest Laps Led by race winner: 1 - Jimmie Johnson 3/12/2006

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 8 - Ford; 7 - Chevy; 2 - Toyota; 1 - Dodge

  • Closest Margin of Victory: 0.045 second - Jimmie Johnson over Matt Kenseth, 3/12/2006

  • Greatest Margin of Victory: 9.104 seconds - Matt Kenseth over Dale Earnhardt Jr., 3/2/2003

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 1 [of 18]
  • Races won from starting pos 2: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 3: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 0
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 0
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 9: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 11: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 17: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 18: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 19: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 20: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 23: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 24: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 25: 1
  • Races won from the top 5: 5 of 18
  • Races won from the top 10: 8 of 18


Track News and Announcements

  • NASCAR, Las Vegas renew agreement to Host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards: NASCAR announced that the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards - and all of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week - will return to Las Vegas in 2015 as part of a renewed partnership with the destination. The agreement ensures that Las Vegas will continue hosting the week-long celebration, offering fans and industry members a chance to see the sport's stars and congratulate the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will headline NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015. The 16th annual DAYTONA Rising / NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum, hosted by SportsBusiness Journal, will kick off NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week festivities at The Mirage on December 1-2.
    "We've had a great experience in Las Vegas and are very pleased to extend our partnership with the city," said NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps. "Las Vegas has consistently set the stage for a vibrant, exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week, when the sport looks back on the season and toasts its newest Champion."
    NASCAR began hosting its premier series awards show in Las Vegas in 2009 following a 28-year run in New York City. Since then, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and Champion's Week has hosted events at over 30 venues along the famous Las Vegas Strip, drawing the sport's top drivers and an assortment of high-profile musical and celebrity guests.
    "We are thrilled that NASCAR and Las Vegas will continue their strong and successful partnership as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week return for the seventh year," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Each year this event gets bigger and better, and Las Vegas provides the ultimate backdrop to this unrivaled experience in the most exciting city in the world."
    For the first time, the DAYTONA Rising / NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum will expand to a third day and make its debut at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, providing sports industry executives an inside look at the newly completed DAYTONA Rising project. The DAYTONA Rising / NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum has established itself as the premier event where thought leaders both in and out of the racing community gather to discuss, debate and share insights that impact the future of racing. Registration is required at MotorsportsMarketingForum.com, and more details on the agenda will be shared in the weeks and months ahead.
    "We're very happy to expand our 2015 NASCAR Motorsports Marketing program to include a Daytona component on February 17, given how much excitement there is surrounding the DAYTONA Rising project," said Richard Weiss, Publisher of SportsBusiness Journal. "It's a win-win combination for attendees who will join in our December Motorsports Marketing Forum discussions in Las Vegas who will now also be able to get an insider's perspective on the Daytona International Speedway project."
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will air on NBCSN beginning at 9:00pm/et. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards show live at 8:00pm/et.(NASCAR)(8-3-2015)

  • Toyota named official vehicle of Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Toyota has joined forces with Las Vegas Motor Speedway to become the speedway's new official vehicle. The multi-year deal was announced Friday by officials from the speedway and Toyota. "Toyota has had incredible success in all forms of motorsports, and we're elated to welcome it as the new official vehicle of Nevada's largest sports facility," said LVMS president Chris Powell. "We pride ourselves for being the most diverse racing facility in the world, and Toyota's success in NASCAR, NHRA, open-wheel and off-road racing makes this a perfect partnership."
    Toyota and Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. (TRD) entered NASCAR racing in 2004 when they began fielding trucks in the Camping World Truck Series. Three years later, Toyota moved into the Sprint Cup Series and has won 65 races in that span, including Matt Kenseth's win in the 2013 Kobalt 400 at LVMS marking the 50th NSCS victory for the Camry. TRD was founded in 1979 in Southern California and made its racing debut in American motorsports in 1983 and went on to dominate off-road racing over 20 years and enter open-wheel racing with CART. In 2002, Toyota entered the NHRA and a year later joined IndyCar and took Gil de Ferran to victory in the Indianapolis 500.
    "This was a great opportunity to partner Las Vegas Motor Speedway where we'll see the bold, new Toyota Camry lead the field to the green flag this weekend," said Paul Doleshal, motorsports marketing manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "We're looking forward to showcasing the new production Camry and our redesigned Camry race car as the series begins the west coast swing." As part of the partnership, Toyota Camry's will pace the field to start this year's Boyd Gaming 300 and Kobalt 400 on March 7 and 8 respectively.(Toyota)(3-8-2015)

  • Lowe's, Stratosphere renew entitlements at LVMS: Extending relationships that have proven to be some of the strongest in all of NASCAR, Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials announced today that Lowe's Companies Inc. and Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower have agreed to multi-year deals to remain the title sponsors of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Sup Series race and Stratosphere Pole Day. "We can't say enough about the relationships we have with Lowe's and Stratosphere," said LVMS president Chris Powell. "Lowe's continues to build and grow within the sport, and Stratosphere continues to be one of the must-see properties for Las Vegas visitors and locals. These are the type of businesses we are proud to partner with here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway."
    "Kobalt has been the title sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series race here in Las Vegas for the past five years, and we are proud to continue our longtime support of NASCAR," said Lawrence Lobpries, vice president of consumer marketing at Lowe's. "We are looking forward to a great race this weekend and hope to see the Kobalt Chevrolet in Victory Lane with Team 48 on Sunday."
    "We're thrilled about renewing our partnership with LVMS," said Stratosphere General Manager Paul Hobson. "Our customers are huge NASCAR fans and we're proud to be official Pole Day sponsors."(LVMS)(3-7-2015)

  • New app to bring race fans closer to the action at LVMS: Race fans attending this weekend's NASCAR events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be able to stay up to date on every aspect of the weekend with the speedway's new app for iPhone and Android users. Las Vegas Motor Speedway has partnered with Sporting Innovations, the industry leader in sports technology to bring a platform that will provide users exclusive content as well as personalized offers and experiences. The app will be updated real-time with schedules, driver appearances, ticket upgrade information, maps, directions, traffic tips, as well as live audio. More info at LVMS.com.(LVMS)(3-6-2015)

  • LVMS making safety modifications ahead of races: In response to Sunday's latest incident involving one of NASCAR's top drivers hitting a wall unprotected by a SAFER barrier, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is making some adjustments ahead of this weekend's Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races at the 1.5-mile track. "NASCAR on Monday conducted a thorough inspection of the racing conditions here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway," LVMS track president Chris Powell said in a statement released late Tuesday. "NASCAR has requested that we make several minor modifications adjacent to both the 1.5-mile oval and the openings on pit road. At the conclusion of this weekend's Kobalt 400 and Boyd Gaming 300, we will reconvene with NASCAR regarding any long-term alterations."(FoxSports)(3-5-2015)

  • Former NASCAR Cafe demolished as part of Sahara renovation: Demolition work continued Friday at the Sahara where workers began dismantling the former NASCAR Cafe. The work was just a small part of the ongoing renovation project, which also calls for stripping down and remodeling two of the property's three hotel towers and demolishing a low-rise hotel building. The 1,620-room property is scheduled to reopen in fall 2014 as the SLS Las Vegas, a rebirth for a storied Strip resort that fell on hard times in the recession and finally closed in May 2011 after punishingly low room rates made it economically viable. Remodeling at the Sahara began in February, after Los Angeles-based owner SBE Entertainment got the final piece of $415 million in financing to overhaul the buildings. When it reopens, the SLS Las Vegas will include restaurants such as Umami Burger and nightclubs including Shelter, as well as seven outlets belonging to Fred Segal, an upscale clothing retailer based in California.(Las Vegas Review Journal)(5-14-2013)


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