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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

  • 2014 Race Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 154.633, started 2nd

  • 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

  • 2014 Pole Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 193.278mph, finished 4th

  • Current Track Config Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, 3/7/2014, 193.278

  • 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: 17 - Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton; 16 - Tony Stewart

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 127 - Tony Stewart, 3/11/2011

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

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 8 - Ford; 6 - 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 17]
  • 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: 1
  • 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 17
  • Races won from the top 10: 8 of 17

Track News and Announcements

  • The Voice Winner Craig Wayne Boyd to Highlight Kobalt 400 Pre-race: Craig Wayne Boyd will put a smile on race fans' faces prior to the start of the Kobalt 400 on March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The most recent winner of The Voice, Boyd will perform during pre-race festivities for the 18th annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at LVMS. Boyd, who recently made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, will play a 15-minute set, including his hit single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" just prior to driver introductions. Boyd is making his mark in Las Vegas as he is also opening for the nine-show Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency, which runs from February 25-March 14 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Rascal Flatts will perform the national anthem prior to the start of the Kobalt 400. Tickets for all events remain available. Fans also may purchase driver introduction passes, which will allow them closer access to all pre-race activities, including the performance by Craig Wayne Boyd.(LVMS)(2-3-2015)

  • Rascal Flatts to sing National Anthem at Las Vegas: Award-winning country group Rascal Flatts will sing the national anthem at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The performance will take place in the midst of the band's first-ever, nine-show residency, Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, March 14. Rascal Flatts will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of more than 100,000 race fans to kick off Nevada's largest sports event. The 18th annual Kobalt 400 headlines a race weekend that includes Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 6 and the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday, March 7. For more tickets and information on the Kobalt 400 or Las Vegas Motor Speedway, please visit or call 1.800.644.4444.(LVMS)(1-21-2015)

  • Cheap Trick headlining RaceJam in Las Vegas: Cheap Trick will headline NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas with the 12th Annual RaceJam concert at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, March 7 at 9:00pm on the 3rd Street Stage. The legendary rock band will rev up crowds for a free concert with iconic songs including: "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender," "Dream Police" and more. The concert is part of the 12th Annual RaceJam 2015, a four-day event celebrating NASCAR Weekend with free nightly entertainment plus NASCAR merchandise booths taking place Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8. The annual downtown Las Vegas street festival and concert is held in conjunction with NASCAR Weekend, which features the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 8 and the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 7, both at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the '70s they've been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, the band was honored in October 2007 by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) for their contributions to the music industry. All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street.(Vegas News)(1-12-2015)

  • LVMS receives third straight SMI Speedway of the Year award: Las Vegas Motor Speedway's position as the premier motorsports facility in the world was further solidified with its third consecutive selection as Speedway Motorsports' Speedway of the Year. LVMS, which hosts more than 1,400 event days a year, is the only winner in the three-year history of the award. The announcement was made by Speedway Motorsports Inc. President Marcus Smith. "This award is all about the employees who work tirelessly and take great pride in what we do here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway," said Chris Powell, LVMS president. "I'm thrilled for our staff. This has been a remarkable year at LVMS with successful racing events and track-rental business. We have eight fantastic facilities within the SMI family, and to be selected as the top-performing speedway out of that group for a third straight year has excited everyone on our staff." In 2014, LVMS again hosted many racing events, including the annual NASCAR Weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events. The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returned for the third consecutive year and featured record crowds. The speedway also buttressed its reputation as one of the world's most diverse facilities by hosting the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. "The 2014 season was a special one for us here at the speedway," Powell said. "On any given day there can be as many as eight or 10 different events going on. As we look ahead to 2015, we'll continue to stage NASCAR and other premier racing series as well as several 'non-traditional' events, including EDC and the Red Bull Air Race. Meanwhile, we'll continue to explore new avenues that help maximize the use of our world-class venue."(LVMS)(12-11-2014)

  • Rhino Linings to sponsor Las Vegas Truck race: Rhino Linings Corporation, a leader in both the protective coatings and building products industries, has signed a multi-year agreement as the title sponsor of the annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Rhino Linings 350 on the high-banked, 1.5 mile superspeedway will be nationally televised September 27. Rhino Linings signed on for a two year sponsorship of the race, but no financial terms of the agreement were released. Rhino Linings made a name for itself in the truck accessories market as the leader in sprayed-on truck bed liners. Over the past several years, Rhino Linings has expanded into the building and construction market with products that include DuraTite and BioBased Insulation spray foam insulations, Concrete Solutions repair and decorative concrete overlay products, and Expo Stucco exterior stucco and interior finishes. The 2014 Rhino Linings 350 will be the 18th time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway.(PR Newswire)(8-5-2014)

  • Las Vegas Nationwide race gets new name: The parent-company sponsor remains the same, but Las Vegas Motor Speedway's NASCAR Nationwide Series race will have a new name beginning in 2014. The Sam's Town 300 is to be known henceforth as the Boyd Gaming 300. "With our recent extension, Boyd Gaming is looking forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary as the sole corporate sponsor of the Nationwide Series race since it began in 1997," said Paul Chakmak, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Boyd Gaming. NASCAR Weekend 2014 is tentatively set to begin on Friday, March 7 with Stratosphere Pole Day followed by the Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, March 8, and the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday, March 9.(LVMS PR)(6-13-2013)

  • LVMS president to be inducted into Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame: Las Vegas Motor Speedway president Chris Powell is one of six people who will be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Friday night at the Orleans Arena. Powell will be inducted along with tennis legend Andre Agassi, UFC president Dana White, Las Vegas Events president Pat Christenson, professional golfer Stephanie Louden and long-time local basketball coach Bill Bobier. "This is really an induction of Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the employees who have contributed so much to the speedway's success over the past 15 years," Powell said. "I'm indebted to our chairman, Bruton Smith, for his vision and the investment he has made in our speedway. It's an honor to be able to represent this facility, and my induction is a tribute to the major impact that LVMS has on southern Nevada. I'm humbled to join the other deserving inductees, and I appreciate the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame's recognition of our hard work."(LVMS)(5-31-2013)

  • 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)

  • Lowe's extends sponsorship of Vegas race: Lowe's Companies Inc. will continue its successful partnership with Las Vegas Motor Speedway by remaining the title sponsor of its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. An extension of the agreement was announced in Las Vegas as the Kobalt Tools 400 weekend kicked off. "Lowe's is a company with a long and storied history in NASCAR, and has been a wonderful partner for the past three years," said LVMS president Chris Powell. "We're very excited that they have decided to extend the agreement, and we're looking forward to helping Lowe's build its brand within the NASCAR community and beyond." The event, which has been known as the Kobalt Tools 400 since the partnership began in 2011, has been one of the best-attended and highest-rated events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. The race has ranked in the top five in both attendance and ratings over the past 10 years.(LVMS)(3-9-2013)

  • Bruton Smith comments on many NASCAR issues: Bruton Smith, the eccentric billionaire whose Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns eight NASCAR tracks, held court in the Texas Motor Speedway media center on Saturday and addressed a wide range of subjects. Here are some selected notes from his lengthy media session:
    • Smith said NASCAR needs to work at "making the racing more exciting." He said NASCAR has made some good moves in recent years - notably double-file restarts - but needs to implement additional improvements. Smith's primary suggestion to improve the racing is to slow the cars down and thus make it easier for drivers to make bold moves.
    • Races with too many long green-flag runs are not exciting, Smith said, and he suggested a smaller fuel tank would force drivers to make more pit stops. Fuel-mileage races, he said, are "boring, boring, boring." One solution could be a minimum number of cautions per race to serve as TV timeouts.
    • Drivers are "maybe not as eager" right now and NASCAR needs more racers who have a "mean streak."
    • Despite a decline in TV ratings and attendance, Smith is still supportive of the Chase. He sounded concerned, though, that the playoff drivers get treated with kid gloves.
    • There are no plans to make further adjustments to Bristol's racing surface after a drama-filled night race in August.
    • No consideration has been given to moving an SMI race to give Las Vegas a second date, Smith said. He remains hopeful NASCAR will someday see the value in rewarding Vegas with another race.
    see more at SB Nation.(11-4-2012)

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