Mark Martin has driven a lot of different cars throughout his racing career, but the Hendrick Motorsports' machine he's driving in 2009 has energized the 49-year-old veteran.
It will seem strange to see someone other than Ryan Neman driving Penske Racing's No. 12 Dodge this season, but new driver David Stremme already feels at home.
The defending race champion, a veteran with a new team and two of NASCAR's young guns are scheduled to take part in a two-day Goodyear tire test this Wednesday and Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities hosted its annual Grant Distribution and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., in the media center in the infield of the superspeedway.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1, 2009 will be sponsored by Shelby Automobiles. The event will be lengthened to 427 miles and will be called the "Shelby 427." Together, LVMS and Shelby will market a Las Vegas Motor Speedway Limited Edition Shelby 427 package for the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang.
Kristy Lee Cook, star of the popular American Idol TV show and some of the top rodeo cowboys in the country will join amateur bowlers in the inaugural WNFR Celebrity Bowling Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
Automotive legend and former professional racer Carroll Shelby will be honored by Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children's Charities on Wednesday, April, 2009, 1 at the fourth annual Mel Larson Night of Champions, in the Bellagio Grand Ballroom.
The Las Vegas chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and representatives from the construction industry will host Nevada's first annual Construction Career Days event Friday, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Neon Garage.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will participate in the eighth annual Hispanic International Day Parade and Festival to be held Saturday in downtown Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host Femmoto 2008, a weekend of motorcycle riding, demonstrations and motor fashion to celebrate female enthusiasts Friday through Sunday.
Mike Skinner scored his second Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory with a thrilling finish over Erik Darnell. The pace of the race was interrupted by a record 12 caution periods but ended in a green-white-checkered finish with Skinner winning by just 0.020 sec.
Mike Skinner grabbed the lead from Erik Darnell on a green-white-checkered restart and beat Darnell to the checkered flag by less than half a truck length and won Saturday night's Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Todd Bodine says his Germain Racing Team is ready for war. Tug of war, that is.
A press conference held today kicked off Saturday's Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Held this afternoon at ESPN Zone at the New York New York Hotel & Casino, the conference included LVMS president Chris Powell, event sponsor Juan Carlos Martinez of Qwik Liner and Truck Series drivers Todd Bodine, Scott Speed and hometown hero Brendan Gaughan.
Station Casinos' oddsmaker Micah Roberts likes Ron Hornaday slightly more than Johnny Benson. Roberts today listed Hornaday as the 5-to-2 favorite to win Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Benson is listed second at 3-to-1.
John Andretti is a NASCAR veteran, but he may find himself at a little disadvantage during Saturday's Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the 12 drivers who have qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. His inclusion in the Chase moves the 8,888 race fans entered in Dale Jr.'s South Point Jackpot another step closer to free NASCAR tickets in Las Vegas.
Former Formula One driver Scott Speed will compete in Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Sept. 20. It will mark Speed's first visit to LVMS. Speed is a young man in a big hurry. At the still-young age of 24, Speed already is a veteran of 17 years behind the wheel. And what a ride it's been for the Manteca, Calif., native.
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Construction crews spent much of this week installing SAFER barrier along the inside wall of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway back straightaway. "Speedway Motorsports is committed to driver safety at all of its speedways," said LVMS general manager Chris Powell. "Following this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup event, we consulted with NASCAR officials and our own engineers. We all agreed that installing the barrier on the backstretch was the proper course of action."
NASCAR fans and all members of the Las Vegas community are being called upon to help those in need by participating in the NASCAR Foundation's third annual Blood & Marrow Drive Presented by Nationwide Insurance on Thursday, Sept. 11.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway has completed another strong ticket-renewal process for the 2009 NASCAR Weekend and the speedway is making tickets available for new fans earlier than ever.
Jo Nell Coates has a stake in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s rising NASCAR fortunes this year. A very big stake.
Coates, of Deerfield, Wisc., is one of 8,888 ticket buyers who will be refunded the price of her 2009 NASCAR ticket in Las Vegas if Earnhardt Jr. captures the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday's LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway and stands only 84 points behind series leader Kyle Busch. Coates and the others purchased their tickets for next year's race as part of "Dale Jr.'s South Point Jackpot" at LVMS.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway and McCarran International Airport are working together to improve the speedway's parking areas. The speedway is paving 40 acres, roughly 30 percent, of its dirt and gravel parking areas with "mill chips" that were collected recently when parts of the airfield at McCarran International Airport were replaced.
More viewers tuned in to watch Sunday's UAW-Dodge 400 than any other race in Las Vegas Motor Speedway history. The 11th annual event drew a 7.1 final national rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. The previous high rating was a 7.0 in 2002.
Carl Edwards won his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, but his car failed to pass post-race inspection on Sunday and his penalty was announced Wednesday by NASCAR.
Anyone who has attended recent Sam's Town 300s at Las Vegas Motor Speedway knows one thing: never leave until the checkered flag waves. Last year, Jeff Burton won as Kyle Busch spun. This year, Mark Martin inadvertently provided the fireworks.
Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota, will start from the pole in today's NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300. Vickers topped the entry list of 45 cars with a run of 29.718 seconds (181.708 mph).
Landon Cassill is one of the few who can truthfully say he left Las Vegas a winner.
Cassill won the Third Annual Raybestos® Rookie Cooking Challenge Thursday afternoon at ESPN Zone on the world famous Las Vegas Strip. He created a delicious serving of chicken pesto penne pasta that wowed the judges - 25 members of the Las Vegas Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The world-famous Las Vegas Strip, through the years, has seen it all. It's been the site of Evel Knievel's death-defying motorcycle jumps, attracted thousands of New Year's Eve revelers and served as the backdrop for hundreds of movies. And on Thursday,a new spectacle will take place on one of the world's most famous streets.
Fans of NASCAR star Tony Stewart will be seeing double next weekend. It's not a vision impairment - it's an opportunity to see him race twice during NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Faster than you can say, "bull's-eye," the faulty satellite was gone -- and so were 200 tickets to the Sam's Town 300. On Wednesday night, the U.S. Navy's USS Lake Erie, armed with an SM-3 missile, launched the one-shot attack at 8:26 p.m. PST and turned the errant "bird" into celestial confetti.
Dale Jr.’s South Point Jackpot is full. Las Vegas Motor Speedway's unique promotion tying 2009 NASCAR Weekend ticket renewals to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s quest for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup title has ended more than 72 hours prior to Sunday's scheduled deadline.
Dale Jr.'s South Point Jackpot has kicked off and already the phones at LVMS are ringing ... and ringing ... and ... The speedway ticket services department fielded hundreds of calls within the first couple of hours of the promotion and there are no signs of a slowdown.
What would a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship by Dale Earnhardt Jr. mean to race fans?
Answer: For 8,888 fans who participate in a unique promotion offered by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it would mean free tickets to the spring 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at LVMS.
NASCAR's Nationwide Series drivers and teams had Las Vegas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile superspeedway all to themselves this morning as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors who also dabble in the league formerly known as the Busch Series have gone.
The first day of testing for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (formerly known as the NASCAR Busch Series) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has concluded. Nationwide Series testing will continue through 5 p.m. Thursday. Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota) led the afternoon parade with a lap of 29.710 sec./181.757 mph.
One Toyota replaced another at the top of the heap as the first day of NASCAR's Preseason Thunder Las Vegas came to a close at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Las Vegas native Kyle Busch drove his M&M's Toyota to a lap of 29.415 sec./183.580 mph, just ahead of Tony Stewart's second-place effort of 29.601 sec./182.426 mph.
Take down the banners. Cancel the caucus. Thompson has been declared the first victor in Nevada. That's Wendy Thompson, not Fred.
NASCAR racing veteran Kyle Petty will be the featured speaker at the third annual Mel Larson Night of Champions dinner to be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bally's Hotel & Casino. The fete will honor Dr. Dale Carrison, chairman of emergency services at University Medical Center and medical director for Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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