Las Vegas Motor Speedway earned two Best of Las Vegas recognitions Sunday for events it hosted in 2011. Best of Las Vegas is an annual readers’ survey compiled by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Best of Las Vegas survey encompasses entertainment, dining, sports, music, hotels and celebrities.

The awards were included in a special section in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper.

 The speedway earned Best Local Sports Event for the 2011 NASCAR Weekend, which included the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 and Stratosphere Pole Day.

LVMS earned its second 2011 Best of Las Vegas Award for the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival. The electronic music event was selected by the LVR-J staff for Best Concert.

 “We’re proud of the success and popularity of our events and we thank the readers and the R-J staff for their recognition,” said LVMS president Chris Powell. “Even though we have won these awards, we will continue to work hard every day to create positive experiences for all of our guests.”

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