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Wednesday September 22, 2021

Two of the three spring national-event winners at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will start from the pole for this weekend’s events.

Pennzoil 400 winner Kyle Larson has drawn the top spot based on NASCAR’s lineup formula for Sunday’s South Point 400. He will start alongside Ryan Blaney on the front row. The 12 playoff drivers make up the first 12 spots, including Las Vegas’s Kyle Busch in 10th. Defending South Point 400 winner and Las Vegan Kurt Busch will start 20th.

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  • 09/21/21

    The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the big South Point 400 NASCAR weekend with the Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West race at the fast 3/8-mile paved oval this Thursday night with many of the West Coast’s top drivers returning to the popular short track.

  • 09/20/21

    As Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off its 25th anniversary this week, the speedway will debut its first-ever digital NFT series with a wide array of collectibles.

    Beginning today at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, 10,000 free South Point 400 commemorative ticket NFTs, including 500 rare golden tickets, will hit the blockchain on RaceDayNFT.com, a new fan-focused digital marketplace.

  • 09/15/21

    Change (and cooler temperatures) will be in the air when NASCAR’s Cup Series returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2022.

    LVMS will host the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, the debut race of NASCAR’s Next Gen car on a 1.5-mile superspeedway, on March 6. The speedway’s annual fall date, the South Point 400, will be Oct. 16 — three weeks later than past years. The South Point 400 also will be the first race of the final round of the NASCAR Playoffs.

  • 09/15/21

    The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled to host two NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events in 2022, the National Hot Rod Association announced Wednesday.

    The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is slated for April 1-3, and the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil — part of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship — is planned for Oct. 27-30. The Strip at LVMS is one of just three drag strips, along with Pomona, Calif., and Charlotte's zMax Dragway, scheduled to host two NHRA national events in 2022.

  • 09/13/21

               Short-track racing competition always produces heated battles last Saturday night at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was no different.

                Saluting the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy opened the special activities Saturday with a moment of silence and remembering the fallen heroes that day as well as accolades for late young Las Vegas racing star Spencer Clark who passed in 2006 in a highway accident.

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