Race fans are invited to watch the cars and stars of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Monday and Tuesday as Las Vegas Motor Speedway conducts the annual NASCAR Preseason Thunder Las Vegas test session.  The grandstands will be open to the public and fans are invited to watch their favorite drivers test the new Car of Tomorrow on the high banks of LVMS.  The so-called Car of Tomorrow competed at select tracks in 2007 but will be used at all tracks in 2008.  The Car of Tomorrow never has been raced at LVMS.

Reed Sorenson, driver of the No. 41 Target Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, is one of the many drivers who recognize the importance of this two-day preseason test session.

"The preseason (Las Vegas) testing is as important as the Daytona test," Sorenson explained. "We don't have a lot of track time with the Car of Tomorrow on the one-and-a-half or two-mile tracks so the tests are going to give us an idea of where we stand against the competition.  We run a lot of races on the mile-and-a-half tracks, so the Las Vegas test will be very beneficial for the Target team and everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.  We've been doing a lot of research-and-development on the Car of Tomorrow during the off-season and I'm anxious to get on track and see how we stack up."    

LVMS' grandstands will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Jan. 28-29 NASCAR Preseason Thunder Las Vegas. The NASCAR Nationwide Series (formerly known as the NASCAR Busch Series) will test at LVMS Jan. 30-31.

Tickets for the Feb. 29-March 2 NASCAR Weekend - featuring the UAW-Dodge 400 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 - are on sale by calling (800) 644-4444 or visiting www.LVMS.com. Race fans also may purchase tickets to the exciting Neon Garage fan experience as well as Driver Introduction passes and Lucky 7 preferred parking passes.