Race tickets and fan apparel make excellent gifts and Las Vegas Motor Speedway's gift shop and ticket services department will operate under a special schedule during the holiday season.
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities hosted its annual Grant Distribution and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Champion Jimmie Johnson and your favorite top NASCAR stars.
4:50 p.m. - We have now wrapped up the very first Chasers for Charity Fanfest here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we would like to thank all of the fans for making the event such a great success.
LVMS and NASCAR are bringing Champion's Week to the race fans. The Chasers for Charity Fanfest will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Neon Garage and Blackjack Club at LVMS. Complete schedule inside.
Kevin Burke, star of the hit Broadway show, Defending the Caveman, will host the roast of 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson Wednesday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
For the first time, race fans have the opportunity to attend the season-ending NASCAR Awards Banquet.
Brian Thiel will fly the colors of Speedway Children's Charities on his Top Alcohol Funny Car at this weekend's NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip.
Get the most up-to-date information on the Chasers for Charity Roast. We will post more details soon, so keep checking back.
The Saturday-Sunday event will feature a Porsche-Datsun Shootout.
Jeff Connors will enter Saturday night's season finale at the Bullring with the points lead and a chance to win his first MetroPCS Super Late Model Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter of Necedah, Wisc., won tonight's Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sauter's win was his first in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (in 31 starts) and he currently leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year Award points chase.
Preliminary race results for INEX 600 Racing classes on Saturday, Sept. 26, prior to the Las Vegas 350.
10:30 p.m. - Post-race comments from race winner Johnny Sauter:
“I can’t believe we’re fifth in points. If you would have told me that, I would have called you a liar. It was a phenomenal day for us, especially coming off last week when we thought we were so close and ran out of fuel."
Race fans attending Saturday night's Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway should plan on an afternoon arrival or consider using Coach America buses.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will present the annual Las Vegas 350 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Saturday and once again there are a number of scenarios to watch.
There won't be many drivers in the Sept. 26 Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with more wins in Las Vegas than Ricky Carmichael.
Vocal Soup, one of the nation's most diverse musical quartets, will sing the national anthem prior to the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sept. 26.
Fab Four Live and other stars of V Theater, one of the most versatile show venues on the Las Vegas Strip, will headline entertainment in the Neon Garage for the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Public Relations Dept. did not have to look far to find a winner for the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Las Vegas 350 program cover design contest.
Spring will come early at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next year. The annual NASCAR Weekend will be a February affair in 2010.
The theme for our 2010 NASCAR Weekend is "High speeds and lower prices." Tickets are now on sale.
Fans have one more week to enter a contest to design the cover of the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Race souvenir program. The contest will end Sept. 1 and the winning entry will become the cover of the souvenir program for the Saturday, Sept. 26 event.
A higher-than-expected volume of ticket orders kept Las Vegas Motor Speedway's ticket office working at high speed Monday as tickets went on sale for the 2010 NASCAR Weekend.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the Traxxas TORC Truck Series presented by AMSOIL 2009 season finale Oct. 23-25.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the last day of the inaugural Leadfoot Rally Clunkerball Run cross-country race on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Mike Mossholder has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Rick Newport of West Valley, Utah, won tonight's Motorcycle finale during the Wicked HP Championship E.T. Drag Racing Series at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event for the Motorcycle class also was the second annual Jason Whitenack Memorial Shootout, held in memory of 2003 LVMS Motorcycle champion Jason Whitenack, who lost his life in a highway accident in October of 2007. Newport defeated Mike Cragun of Sandy Valley, Utah, 8.634 sec./149.20 mph to 10.354 sec./127.39 mph.
"David Poole became one of the most influential voices in NASCAR during his 13 years covering the sport as a journalist and broadcaster. It's a great professional loss for NASCAR and the journalism profession. I have known David since our days as classmates at the University of North Carolina."
Comment from Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell regarding decision to move the Sprint Cup Series Awards to Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will welcome local companies and more than 1,500 of their employees for the Las Vegas Corporate Challenge Walk and Bike Race on Tuesday and Wednesday. The walk will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and the bike race will take place on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Each event will feature participants from several major Las Vegas corporations.
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has joined forces with five local cancer-fighting organizations to present Dancing With The Las Vegas Stars - A Battle Against Cancer. The inaugural event will be held Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m., in the Rain Nightclub at the Palms Resort & Casino.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is keeping its fans informed with the most current news through today's most popular social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
6:14 p.m. - Comments from Justin Lamb of Henderson, Nev., who was the runner-up to Ted Seipel of San Leandro, Calif., in the Super Gas category Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals:
"I ran exactly what I needed in the final. We needed to go 10.05 and I ran 10.058 and (Seipel) was 10.07. He had a .003 (reaction time) and if I would have been .015 or .020 (instead of .055), I would have won. I just made a mistake and missed the tree. His son Kyle, when he races, races my car. His son has been racing for a really long time and when he does race, I always have an extra car so he drives my dragster, so it was actually very cool (to race Ted Seipel in the final). Obviously I wanted to win but if I didn't win, he'd be my next choice - it made losing not so bad. It's still a really good day - it's a great day. I now have a win and a runner-up in the first three national events so that's good for points."
Thank you and good night from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
6:20 p.m. - Racing resumes at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 9 a.m. Sunday with Sportsman eliminations. Pre-race ceremonies for the 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals begin at 10 a.m. and final eliminations start at 11 a.m.
Good evening from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and be sure to check back Sunday for updates throughout final eliminations.
6:10 p.m. - Comments from Tony Pedregon, the top qualifier in Funny Car:
"Just good conditions today. What a huge benefit when you're qualified; we were able to enjoy. We really felt that the run we had yesterday was going to keep us in the show even if it bumped us to the second round, and that really set the stage for what we were able to do this last session. I'm surprised that some other cars didn't take advantage of the conditions. It was a good racetrack out there and the car did, finally, what we told it to do. We're getting guys on track and I feel pretty confident about the car. When Dickie's doing his thing and I feel confident, we're pretty tough to beat. We've got a very good history here in this town and I love it. This is a great track, no complaints about it, and I've got my family here. (Did it help you having one run yesterday?) No question. Even for the guys who didn't get down the track, they've got data. The Top Fuel cars, I don't envy them having to make the best of two qualifying runs. The conditions were a little bit different today and we really didn't have the big disruption with the wind like we did yesterday. I know it pushed my car around a little bit and I know watching some other car run in front of us, it looked like they were affected quite a bit more by the crosswind that we had yesterday. Two runs is pretty tough to deal with, three is bett
5:30 p.m. - Due to strong winds and cold weather, NHRA officials canceled both rounds of qualifying today for Top Fuel and the second rounds for Funny Car and Pro Stock. The announcement came following three lengthy delays that put Friday's session more than three hours behind schedule.
Las Vegas native Kyle Busch came from dead last to win the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On Friday, Busch broke the track's qualifying record and won the pole. But Busch's team was forced to change the engine in his Joe Gibbs Racing M&M's Toyota during practice and he was forced to start the Shelby 427 from the rear of the field.
7:30 p.m. - More comments from Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota, who won Sunday's Shelby 427:
(On whether he learned anything about himself after struggling last fall) " Not really. I think to probably take the bad days a little easier -- but I hate bad days. I'm still not gonna take ‘em as easy as some should, especially like yesterday.
More than any previous year, race fans attending Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Feb. 27-March 1 NASCAR Weekend events are advised to use mass transportation or alternate routes due to a highway improvement project on Interstate 15.
The last time it happened was April 9, 2000, at Martinsville, Va., when brothers Rusty and Kenny Wallace earned front-row starting positions for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. This time, two hometown heroes - Kyle and Kurt Busch of Las Vegas - captured the first two starting positions for Sunday's Shelby 427.
6:40 p.m. -- Comments from Brian Vickers, who finished third in Saturday's Sam's Town 300:
"It was pretty wild. I think I spent more time avoiding crashes myself than anything else. You're going to have that. These cars are fun to drive, but you have to drive them so hard. They are practically running wide open around here."
Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials expect most every seat to be filled for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Shelby 427.
"The recent surge in interest for Sunday's race is a testament to the strength of NASCAR and the true passion in NASCAR fans," said Chris Powell, LVMS president.
6:15 p.m. - Comments from Kyle and Kurt Busch, who qualified first and second, respectively, for Sunday's Shelby 427:
Kyle: "It's cool that we're both up there and qualified on the front row. Unfortunately, for myself, I won't be in the cool photo at the drop of the green flag next to my brother up there; we'll have to drop to the back of the field for the engine change. I've got to give great thanks to the team.
Visit the photo gallery to see the mighty 18-wheelers of NASCAR rumble down the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
Of all the venues that host both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the lone racetrack where Tony Stewart has yet to record a victory.
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is favored to win Sunday's Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson - a three-time winner at LVMS from 2005-2007 - got the nod today from Fred Crespi, Director of Race and Sports for The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
After a frightening crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2008, could Jeff Gordon be hesitant to return to the 1.5-mile superspeedway for Sunday's Shelby 427?
Richard Childress - one of the most successful team owners in the history of NASCAR - will join 2009 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth and retired Sprint Cup Series star Darrelll Waltrip on stage for a live broadcast on the QVC network in Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Neon Garage on Friday at 5 p.m.
See the Raybestos Rookies in a cooking challenge at ESPN Zone.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be packed with race cars when qualifying gets under way for the Shelby 427 on Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Fifty-one teams have filed entries for this year's event, which are the second-most entries ever for a Sprint Cup race at LVMS. There were 53 entries for the 2007 event.
NASCAR President Mike Helton and four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be among the NASCAR personalities who field questions from race fans next week in Las Vegas Motor Speedway's first Fast Chats program.
Kyra White may get her big break on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Las Vegas teenager and aspiring singer won the "Speedway Superstar" competition and will sing the national anthem prior to the Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will welcome country music performer and The Biggest Loser star Dan Evans on Sunday, March 1. Evans will participate in the Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk on the morning of the Shelby 427 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at LVMS.
Jeff Burton hopes to play a starring role in Las Vegas Motor Speedway's victory lane immediately following the 2009 Shelby 427 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In all honesty, you could say he's hoping for a sequel.
One of Las Vegas' most popular sports figures will give the command to start engines for the Feb. 28 Sam's Town 300.
In an effort to enhance the fan experience for the Feb. 27-March 1 NASCAR Weekend, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and its concessionaire, Levy Restaurants, have worked together to offer lower prices on various concessions items.
In 2008, tens of thousands of people lined the Las Vegas Strip to watch the NASCAR team haulers parade down one of the country's most famous streets. Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for last year's parade, the haulers are coming back this year.
The days are counting down at a rapid pace as Las Vegas Motor Speedway's exciting 2009 NASCAR Weekend draws near.
Last year, it was estimated that Las Vegas Motor Speedway's NASCAR Weekend created an economic impact approaching $200 million in the Las Vegas area. Generally, the two most obvious beneficiaries of NASCAR fans' dollars are hotel rooms and gaming. But LVMS's much-welcomed stimulus to the local economy is measured in more ways than simply "suites and slots."
Gordie Brown, a multi-talented impressionist, singer and entertainer, will headline the pre-race show prior to the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1.
Race fans attending Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Feb. 27-March 1 NASCAR Weekend will enjoy an added attraction as Motorsports Authentics, along with Elvis Presley Enterprises and Dale Earnhardt Inc., will unveil its new "Earnhardt & Elvis" car in the Neon Garage on Friday, Feb. 27.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the annual Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk Sunday, March 1, at 9 a.m. as part of the 2009 NASCAR Weekend. Shelby 427 NASCAR Sprint Cup race ticket holders will have the opportunity to walk the 1.5-mile superspeedway to raise money for the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
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