NASCAR's best to hit Vegas' high banks March 9-11, 2007;

Tickets go on sale Sept. 16


            Records will fall and excitement will rise when the stars of the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the annual NASCAR Weekend March 9-11, 2007. Tickets in the Petty and Earnhardt Terrace are on sale now. All remaining tickets will go on sale Sept. 16.

            This will mark the first visit to the speedway for NASCAR's premier series since the speedway raised its banks from 12 to 20 degrees, moved pit road approximately 250 feet closer to the grandstand and erected the state-of-the-art, fan-interactive area as part of the Nextel Cup garage.

            "The high banks certainly are going to produce more speed and closer racing," said LVMS general manager Chris Powell. "We will have new track records in both divisions. The fans will love the new location of pit road, and we have had an overwhelming amount of interest in our new fan-interactive area already."

            Again in 2007, the March 11 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is scheduled to be the third stop on the NASCAR Nextel Cup tour. The Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series event will precede the NASCAR Nextel Cup event on Saturday, March 10. Qualifying for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is set for Friday, March 9.

            Race fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-644-4444, logging on to or in person at the LVMS ticket services office.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway also is offering a special Jackpot Pass, which allows fans access to both the fan-interactive area and the pits throughout the three-day event. All tickets to the fan-interactive area and pit passes must be accompanied by a race ticket. For the third consecutive year, LVMS is offering pre-race activities passes, which allow fans to stand on the racing surface during all pre-race activities including Sunday's driver introductions and VIP speeches.

Times for all events will be announced at a later date.  FOX Sports will televise the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 for the seventh consecutive year, while ESPN2 will carry the Sam's Town 300.

Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion of the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, while Kasey Kahne captured this past year's Sam's Town 300.

            Las Vegas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. In addition to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, SMI owns and operates the following premiere facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and Texas Motor Speedway. SMI also provides event souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary.