Spencer Gallagher will return to his home track – the 3/8-mile Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – this weekend for the NASCAR K&N Series West O’Reilly Auto Parts 200. The timing could not have been better for the series’ Rookie-of-the-Year title contender. After a season of ups and downs for Gallagher and the No. 23 Allegiant Chevrolet team at tracks they have never visited before, heading back to this familiar Bullring oval is just what the team needs.

At the beginning of the season, this was the race Gallagher – one of nine Rookie-of-the-Year contenders entered in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 – and his team marked on their calendar with much anticipation. Everyone knew going into the season that there were going to be plenty of highs and lows as he made his debut in the NASCAR K&N West Series against some of the best young racing talent in the world. Through the first four races on the 2011 season, it has been just that for the 21-year old Las Vegas resident. Being able to come back to the track where Gallagher has raced everything from Legend Cars to Late Models, he hopes to turn things around. Gallagher currently is 15th in the NASCAR K&N Series West points battle.

Gallagher and fellow driver Michael Self will appear from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store on E. Sunset Blvd. for autographs and photo opportunities.

Joining the K&N Pro Series West contingent on June 11 will be the NASCAR Super Late Model, NASCAR Charger, NASCAR Bomber, Legend Cars and Bandolero classes.

Spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. for this event. General admission parking always is free. The Bullring’s concession stand offers a family-friendly dollar menu, including $1 hot dogs, $1 Coca-Cola products and $1 beer. Fans may save money by purchasing tickets in advance at the LVMS ticket office or by calling (800) 644-4444.

Saturday, June 11
4 p.m. – Spectator gates open; NASCAR Super Late Model qualifying.
4:10 p.m. – USLCI Legend Cars qualifying.
4:30 p.m. – NASCAR Charger heat races (8 laps).
4:45 p.m. – NASCAR Bomber heat races (8 laps).
5 p.m. – USLCI Legend Cars B-Feature or Young Lions/Semi-Pro Feature (if two features are run).
5:30 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series West pole qualifying.
6 p.m. – USLCI Bandolero Bandit feature (12 laps or 12 min.).
6:15 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Driver autograph session (Chris Trickle Park).
6:15 p.m. – USLCI Bandolero Outlaw feature (12 laps or 12 min.).
7 p.m. – Opening ceremonies, national anthem, Jr. Fan-of-the-Week drawing.
7:08 p.m. – USLCI Legend Cars Pro/Master feature (25 laps or 20 min.).
7:28 p.m. – NASCAR Chargers feature (25 laps or 20 min.).
7:48 p.m. – NASCAR Bombers feature (25 laps or 20 min.).
8:08 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Model Feature (40 laps or 30 min.).
8:40 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver introductions.
9 p.m. – Green flag for O'Reilly 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event.

Spectator admission:
Advance ticket pricing (valid through June 10):
Adults – $15.
Senior citizens and military personnel with ID – $12.
Family 4-Pak – $35.
Kids – $6.

Day-of ticket pricing:
Adults – $19.
Senior citizens and military personnel with ID – $12.

Stockyard parking passes are $149 and are available by calling (702) 644-4444.

For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Twitter and Facebook.