Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are expecting another year of smooth vehicle flow for the upcoming NASCAR Weekend.
“Thanks to the efforts of our local officials and law enforcement agencies, we once again expect nothing but smooth traffic flow each day during our NASCAR Weekend,” said LVMS president Chris Powell.
One major point of emphasis to further improve the outbound progression will be the prevention of illegal parking along Hollywood Boulevard. Cars parked on the sides of Hollywood in areas designated with No Parking signs will be towed to lots throughout the Las Vegas area.
“Over the past few years, we have seen a number of people parking in this area,” Powell said. “It hinders egress in two ways. The people walking to their cars are preventing people from driving through the Speedway Commerce Center to exit, and once people arrive at these illegally parked vehicles, they start interrupting the steady flow of traffic.”
While commuting by car should be trouble-free, the speedway still encourages fans to use mass transit to attend the races. For the fourth consecutive year, Coach America will service the event. In 2009, Coach America replaced CAT as the preferred transit organization for the events at LVMS. Race fans may contact Coach America at www.nascar.coachamerica.com or (702) 948-7360.
For those wishing to take a private charter to the races, LVMS recommends Key Tours. Key Tours has been providing service to the speedway for several years, and we vouch for the quality of its service. Key Tours can be contacted at www.keytourslv.com or (800) 261-2691.
To reserve seats on either the Coach America or Key Tours buses, please go to www.LVMS.com and click on the “Getting to the Races” link in the NASCAR Weekend Quick Links box.
The speedway will continue to crack down on the fraudulent use of handicapped placards. Speedway security will be checking the validity of handicapped passes on each vehicle.
“We take caring for the handicapped very seriously at the speedway,” Powell said. “It’s important to us that handicapped fans coming to our race are not inconvenienced by those who are perfectly capable of parking in the general parking area.”
General parking is free at LVMS.
The speedway also has a video feature to assist drivers. Videos depicting the preferred entry and exit from the speedway may now be found online at www.lvms.com. The speedway’s phone application for iPhones and Android phones is another good tool to assist race fans as they enter and exit the speedway. The speedway also will give traffic updates via Twitter.
NASCAR Weekend begins on Friday, March 9 with Stratosphere Pole Day featuring practices for both the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race as well as qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400. The Sam’s Town 300 is set for Saturday, March 10 and the Kobalt Tools 400 will run on Sunday, March 11. Two nights of dirt-track racing will take place at the Dirt Track March 7 and 8 and will feature the World of Outlaws on March 8.
Tickets for all events, Neon Garage passes and Lucky 7 parking permits are on sale at www.lvms.com or by calling (800) 644-4444. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information visit www.speedwaymotorsports.com.