LVMS Construction Update (May 22-26)


            Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Public Relations Department will be providing weekly construction updates as the speedway undergoes its multi-million dollar facelift, which will result in a new fan interactive garage area, a pit road closer to the grandstands, resurfaced and re-banked racing surface and state-of-the-art media center.

            In the past week, construction crews have completed the following tasks:

1. Completed the building pad for the new media center (construction on the new Busch garage and media center will begin next week).

2. 140,000 cubic yards of fill material now in place for the new track surface (i.e. banking in Turns 1 and 2).

3. "Tunnel retrofit" (extending the infield tunnel outside Turns 1 and 2 while shortening the tunnel on the inside) is 99% complete.

4. Layout of the new ¼-mile oval which joins pit road and the front straightaway. This will be used for Legends Car and Bandolero racing, similar to LVMS' SMI-owned “sister tracks” Atlanta Motor Speedway, Lowe’s Motor Speedway (near Charlotte, N.C.) and Texas Motor Speedway.

            5. The new concrete retaining wall is 98% complete and will be finished in early June.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States.  In addition to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the company owns and operates the following premiere speedways: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Lowe's Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.  The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary.  The Company also owns Performance Racing Network (PRN) which broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to more than 710 stations nationwide including XM Satellite and  For more information, visit the Company's website at