Concrete poured in pit area, sod laid in LVMS tri-oval


            Work crews continued their work inside of Las Vegas Motor Speedway by pouring the concrete pit stalls behind the pit wall and completing the landscaping of the superspeedway's tri-oval.

            With the Smith's Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race just two weeks away, the 1.5-mile superspeedway is starting to look like a race track again. With the pouring of the concrete area behind the pit wall, most of the work to have the speedway ready for the Sept. 23 Truck race has been completed. On Wednesday, landscapers laid the final piece of lush green sod in the tri-oval.

            In addition, most of the steel has been erected for the new media center building, crews are putting the final touches on the garage that will house the Truck Series in a few weeks and work is continuing on the Neon Garage.

            Once the multi-million dollar project is completed, LVMS will be home to the most modern of fan-interactive attractions with the Neon Garage. The Neon Garage will give race fans an opportunity to get closer than ever before to the men and machines of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. In addition, the 20-degree banking and relocated pit road will make for a much better experience for the thousands of race fans who attend events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.