Construction crews are working in high gear demolishing buildings in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway infield in preparation for the new fan-interactive garage area, media center and track resurfacing. After two weeks of soft demolition, construction crews have knocked down Garage 2 and are in the process of tearing down Garage 3. Speedway officials expect to raze the media center early next week "Watching these buildings being torn down is a major sign of progress for this speedway," said LVMS general manager Chris Powell. "This is an exciting time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Once these projects are completed, this speedway will have distinguished itself from all others." In addition to tearing down the garages, much of the catch fencing and SAFER barriers around the 1.5-mile superspeedway have been removed. Sod has been extracted from the tri-oval to make way for the new pit road, which will be approximately 200 feet closer to the grandstand. Crews will begin the process of moving pit road and re-banking the speedway from 12 to 20 degrees in late April. Once completed, the multi-million project will create a new fan-friendly garage area, a pit road that is much closer to the grandstands, a faster and more competitive racing surface and a new state-of-the-art media center. The track resurfacing and pit road relocation project will be completed in time for the Sept. 23 Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event. The new fan-interactive garage area is scheduled to open for the 2007 NASCAR Weekend.