For the second consecutive year, the IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will share an October weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2012.

Next year’s event weekend will be Oct. 12-14 and will feature a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Oct. 13 and the season finale for the IZOD IndyCar Series on Sunday, Oct. 14.

“We haven’t even thrown the green flag on this weekend’s races, and we’re already excited about having these two series share the same weekend next year,” said LVMS President Chris Powell. “The trucks have always put on great races here and the support from fans and local businesses for the return of the IndyCar Series has been very strong. We’re looking forward to this weekend and having both of these series back in 2012.”

The speedway is offering a deep early-bird discount for early ticket buyers. Race fans can purchase two weekend tickets and two weekend Neon Garage passes for just $59 if they purchase before Dec. 31. The same offer is available in the reserved seating area for $99.

“This may be the best bargain in motorsports,” Powell said. “Two people can see both races, qualifying and get Neon Garage access for less than it costs for most people to fill their gas tanks. That’s hard to beat.”
The truck series will make its 16th visit to the 1.5-mile superspeedway in 2012, while it will be the seventh visit by the country’s premier open-wheel racing division.