A high volume of telephone ticket orders and an equally heavy dosage of Internet orders kept Las Vegas Motor Speedway's ticket office working at maximum capacity Monday as tickets went on sale for the 2006 NASCAR Weekend.
        "This was one of the busiest and most successful first days of ticket sales since the inaugural event," said Chris Powell, LVMS general manager. "We are very pleased with our first-day results. This also is our first year using Ticketmaster, and we believe that has helped us fill orders more efficiently."
        LVMS also has processed a record number of renewals from last year's event.
        "Today's tremendous number of ticket sales is a direct result of the appeal of our facility and our great city," Powell said. "Combine that with the momentum NASCAR is carrying nationwide and it should come as no surprise that ticket sales are way ahead of any previous pace. We also have seen an increased amount of interest in the now-under-construction Richard Petty Terrace. Those seats, as well as the seats in the Dale Earnhardt Terrace, have proven to be the most popular seats in the facility."
        First-day sales of weekend pit passes and pre-race activities passes also saw increases over last year.
       Race fans can purchase tickets to the March 12 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and March 11 Sam's Town 300 by calling 1-800-644-4444 or by logging on to www.lvms.com.