A later start for the Sam's Town 300 is the only significant change from previous years in the NASCAR Weekend schedule at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The speedway announced starting times for both the Kobalt Tools 400 and Sam's Town 300. The Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event will keep its traditional noon (Pacific Time) start on Sunday, March 11. The Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide race will start at 2 p.m., which is two hours later than in previous years.

"The later start for the Sam's Town 300 will allow race fans a little more time to sleep in on Saturday, but the race should still end around 4:30 and give race fans plenty of time to enjoy the Las Vegas nightlife," said LVMS President Chris Powell. "The Sunday race has started at noon for several years, and this allows our fans from out of town time to catch an evening flight home or to get started on a drive that will allow them to be home Sunday night."

The speedway is reminding fans attending the Kobalt Tools 400 to turn their clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night as Daylight Savings Time takes effect that weekend.

LVMS has added an exciting new feature to this year's NASCAR Weekend: fan access to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers' meeting on Sunday morning. Weather permitting, the pre-race drivers' meeting will be held in the Neon Garage, adjacent to the main stage and fans holding a weekend or Sunday Neon Garage pass are invited to attend.

Stratosphere Pole Day will be Friday, March 9 with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying beginning at 3:40 p.m. Qualifying for the Sam's Town 300 will be March 10 at 10:35 a.m.

The race weekend kicks off Wednesday, March 7 with IMCA Modified and West Coast Late Model racing at the Dirt Track. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series will take center stage at the Dirt Track on Thursday and will be joined by the 360 Sprint Car Series.

Tickets for the NASCAR Weekend are on sale at www.lvms.com or by calling (800) 644-4444. Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 preferred parking and driver introduction passes also are available.

Wednesday, March 7 - Dirt Track - West Coast Late Models and IMCA Modifieds
4:30 p.m. - Dirt Track spectator gates open.
4:30-5:15 p.m. - Dirt Track driver autograph session.
7:05 p.m. - Dirt Track races begin. 

Thursday, March 8 - Dirt Track - World of Outlaws Series, 360 Sprint Cars
4:30 p.m. - Dirt Track spectator gates open.
4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. - Dirt Track driver autograph session.
6 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade on Las Vegas Blvd.
6 p.m. - Dirt Track qualifying begins.
7 p.m. - Dirt Track races begin.

Friday, March 9 - Stratosphere Pole Day
10 a.m. - Ticket Gates, Neon Garage and suites open.
10:30-11:50 a.m. - Sam's Town 300 practice.
Noon-1:30 p.m. - Kobalt Tools 400 practice.
2-3:30 p.m. - Final Sam's Town 300 practice.
3:40 p.m. - Kobalt Tools 400 Stratosphere Pole Day qualifying (two laps, all positions).
5:30 p.m. - Neon Garage closed.

Saturday, March 10 - Sam's Town 300 - Ticket gates open at 9 a.m.
9-10:25 a.m. - Kobalt Tools 400 practice.
10:35 a.m. - Sam's Town 300 qualifying (two laps, all positions).
12:20-1:20 p.m. - Final Kobalt Tools 400 practice.
1:30 p.m. - Sam's Town 300 driver introductions.
2 p.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 (200 laps, 300 miles).
5 p.m. - Speedway Children's Charities driver auction (Midway).
5-7:30 p.m. - Richard Petty Driving Experience rides.
6 p.m. - Neon Garage closed. 

Sunday, March 11 - Kobalt Tools 400 - Ticket gates open at 7 a.m.
7 a.m. - Ticket gates, neon garage and suites open.
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Speedway Children's Charities track walk.
9 a.m. - Track services meeting (driving school garage).
10 a.m. - Kobalt Tools 400 driver and crew chief meeting (Neon Garage, weather permitting).
11:30 a.m. - Kobalt Tools 400 driver introductions.
Noon - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles).
3:30 p.m. (time approximate) - U.S. Legend Cars International racing on infield oval.
5 p.m. - Neon Garage closed.

Schedule is subject to change.

For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit LVMS.com.