Las Vegas Motor Speedway's ever-improving vehicle flow for its March 9-11 NASCAR Weekend should be even better for this year's event, according to LVMS officials.

Over the past few years, the 215 Beltway, new interchanges and wider roads have helped make ingress and egress from the speedway's property a constantly improving experience for race fans.
 
"The combination of better traffic planning, cooperation from all areas of transportation and law enforcement and the continued education of our race fans has dramatically improved vehicle flow over the past several years," said LVMS general manager Chris Powell.
 
Race fans are encouraged to arrive early. This year's Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series race will begin at noon Pacific Time, which is three and a half hours earlier than last year's event. Race fans also are reminded to turn their clocks forward on Saturday night in recognition of Daylight Saving Time.

Local fans living in the northern and western parts of the valley are encouraged to use the 215 Beltway.

"We have seen a steady increase in the number of cars using the 215," Powell said. "This is the best way for many of our local fans to come and go. We've noticed that vehicle flow on the beltway has improved dramatically from year to year."
 
Speedway officials also are encouraging as many race fans as possible to use buses and shuttles such as Citizens Area Transit (CAT) for transportation to the races.

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 race weekend kicks off with qualifying for both the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and Sam's Town 300 on Friday, March 9. The Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series race will be held Saturday, March 10. There also will be two nights of USAC Sprints and Dirt Late Models on the half-mile dirt track Thursday, March 8 and 9. The UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 will cap the weekend on Sunday, March 11.
 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. In addition to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, SMI owns and operates the following premiere facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and Texas Motor Speedway. SMI also provides event souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary.