This weekend’s Dodge SRT NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil will mark the 1,000th event in the history of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. The sport has come a long way since that inaugural event in 1955 in Great Bend, Kansas, but the racing is still as furious and competitive as ever.
Championship battles in all four professional categories, Halloween fun for kids and jet cars and a cacklefest are all part of the weekend festivities at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In less than a month, pajama-clad runners and walkers will converge upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway for an event unlike any other.
The 1.5-mile speedway will host the eighth annual PJ 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk through Glittering Lights, a wildly popular fundraising event hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, on Sunday, Nov. 14. Participants are invited to run, walk or push strollers through the course in their favorite pajamas.
For the fifth consecutive year, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will make two stops at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2022, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series again will kick off a tripleheader of racing action in March.
The Xfinity Series will precede the NASCAR Cup Series races on March 5 with the Alsco Uniforms 300 and Oct. 15 with the Alsco Uniforms 302 in 2022. The lone stop in Las Vegas for the trucks will be Friday, March 4. The speedway announced earlier that the fall event weekend will move three weeks later from its late September date to a mid-October date.
Denny Hamlin didn’t win a race during the NASCAR Cup Series’ 26-race regular season. Four weeks into the Playoffs, he’s won twice and is now locked into the Round of 8.
Hamlin held off a late charge from Chase Elliott in Sunday’s South Point 400, claiming his 46th career win and his first in 20 tries at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch was eliminated from the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs last week, but the defending South Point 400 winner has plenty of reason to believe a repeat victory could be in the cards.
Before the Alsco Uniforms 302 got underway on Saturday, Josh Berry told Dale Earnhardt Jr. that he couldn’t wait to go racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The part-time driver for Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports team believed he’d improved as a driver since his first trip to Las Vegas – and he proved it in convincing fashion. Berry passed teammate Justin Allgaier with 16 laps to go and sped to his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in his 27th start.