Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are confident in the track's traffic plan for this year's 2017 NASCAR Weekend.
Two decades of experience working with state, county and local representatives have helped the speedway formulate a comprehensive and fluid traffic plan that continues to evolve. Utilizing multiple entrances and exits, combined with experienced staff and area law enforcement, LVMS expects smooth vehicle flow for the 2017 event weekend.
Speedway officials urge fans to head to the track early and to utilize mass transportation options to and from the track each day. With construction on Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard currently under way, race officials are asking fans to allow extra time and show patience entering and exiting the track each day.
The RaceDay Express shuttle bus service - which debuted at the 2015 NHRA Toyota Nationals - will expand its presence and deliver more fans to LVMS than ever before. With more than 100,000 avid NASCAR fans expected in and out of the 1.5-mile superspeedway for the Kobalt 400, utilization of mass transportation like RaceDay Express and Maverick Helicopters will be key. RaceDay Express will be operated by Alan Waxler Group, which has serviced many major events in Las Vegas including the Electric Daisy Carnival.
"We are looking forward to another great NASCAR Weekend at LVMS, and we're ready to welcome a big crowd to our 1.5-mile speedway," LVMS President Chris Powell said. "We've worked diligently with area officials and the Nevada Department of Transportation to put together a traffic plan that will work best for everyone involved, and we're confident we will maximize the assets available to us during our special weekend. We urge fans to arrive early and be patient while leaving, and we anticipate another outstanding three days of NASCAR excitement at LVMS."
For fans driving their own vehicles to the speedway, options such as the Lucky 7 Preferred Lot, which will have two dedicated exit lanes following the races on Saturday and Sunday, are encouraged. LVMS would like to remind fans that the speedway's extensive on-site shuttle system will begin running 45 minutes after the conclusion of Saturday's and Sunday's races due to heavy foot traffic leaving the grandstand areas.
Traffic updates will be provided on Sunday, March 12, via the LVMS Twitter feed (@lvmotorspeedway) and on the radio at KBAD AM-920.
LVMS's 2017 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 10, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. The Xfinity Series' Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and the weekend's racing culminates on Sunday, March 12, with the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.
For tickets to all events, or for RaceDay Express and Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 parking permits or driver introduction passes, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to www.LVMS.com.