Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are approaching this year's NASCAR Weekend with extreme confidence about the track's vehicle flow plan for its 20th year of racing.
By working with local and county representatives for nearly two decades, LVMS has been able to design a fluid system for moving more than 100,000 avid NASCAR fans in and out of the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The track's traffic plan has continued to evolve and improve to create a more efficient process, and this year is no different.
The addition of the RaceDay Express shuttle bus service - which debuted at the 2015 NHRA Toyota Nationals and will transport thousands of fans to and from the speedway from the Strip and downtown Las Vegas - is the newest enhancement to LVMS' transportation options. LVMS first began providing shuttles during the 2013 race season, and RaceDay Express takes it to the next level by providing a complete VIP experience.
"Smooth vehicle flow before and after the race is one of our primary goals every year, and RaceDay Express will be a big part of that," LVMS President Chris Powell said. "We always recommend fans use mass transportation to help make their race-day experience as stress-free as possible, and we also are dedicated to ensuring fans who buy parking passes will be able to enter and leave the property in a timely manner. It's going to be another great weekend of racing in Las Vegas, and we can't wait to see a full and festive crowd here to witness it all."
Speedway officials urge fans to head to the track early and to utilize options like the Lucky 7 Preferred Lot, which will have three dedicated gates for the first hour following the races on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, all fans parked in the Blue Lot can exit through the remaining gates until Lot 7 is cleared, and once Lot 7 is empty, all gates will be opened to those parked in the Blue Lot.
Traffic updates will be provided on Sunday, March 6, via the LVMS Twitter feed (@lvmotorspeedway) and on the radio at KBAD AM-920.
LVMS' 2016 NASCAR Weekend begins Thursday, March 3, with a free practice session that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time, and Stratosphere Pole Day follows on Friday, March 4, with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. The Xfinity Series' Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and the weekend's crescendo comes on Sunday, March 6, in the form of the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.
For tickets to all events, or for Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 parking permits or driver introduction passes, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to LVMS.com.