Las Vegas Motor Speedway and McCarran International Airport are working together to improve the speedway's parking areas.

The speedway is paving 40 acres, roughly 30 percent, of its dirt and gravel parking areas with "mill chips" that were collected recently when parts of the airfield at McCarran International Airport were replaced.

"This is a prime example of two major entities in the community working together," said LVMS general manager Chris Powell. "We are appreciative that our friends at McCarran have allowed us to claim some of the discarded pavement from the improvement projects at the airport. This will provide for much-improved dust-free parking for race fans who come to events here at the speedway."
McCarran is in the midst of a ramp rehabilitation project at its B Gates. The discarded material from this project is being used at LVMS.

"After years of supporting aircraft that carried millions of travelers through McCarran, we're pleased that our recycled paving material can continue to serve visitors and local race fans alike," said Randall H. Walker, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation. "We welcome these opportunities to recycle and commend Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its efforts to put this material to good use and keep it out of our landfills."

The use of the airport's millings by the speedway is another part of the speedway's "Going Green" initiative. The speedway has begun the recycling of all aluminum cans at its major events and installed a geo-thermal heating and cooling system in the media center, which opened in 2007.