Las Vegas Motor Speedway named Speedway of the Year for record sixth time
For the third consecutive year and sixth time overall, Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been named Speedway Motorsports' Speedway of the Year.
The diverse motorsports facility was chosen as Speedway of the Year from among eight state-of-the-art Speedway Motorsports entertainment complexes. The award was presented to Las Vegas for the best overall performance during 2019 in such aspects as fan friendliness, attendance, financial performance, sponsor relations and creativity.
"It is an honor to recognize the invaluable efforts of those who blaze a trail at Speedway Motorsports' eight world-class motorsports entertainment facilities," said Marcus Smith, President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports. "It has been a privilege to have Ed Clark's vision and leadership enhance our company in the vital roles he's served since he joined the Speedway Motorsports family nearly 40 years ago.
"Additionally, we're glad to recognize Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its phenomenal track record of entertaining race fans from around the world, as well as the extraordinary leadership displayed by Charlotte Motor Speedway's Greg Walter in setting the standard for excellence as an innovative promoter."
Under the leadership of President and General Manager Chris Powell, Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted two tripleheader NASCAR event weekends in 2019 including the September kickoff to the NASCAR playoffs, as well as two NHRA national events and an immensely successful Electric Daisy Carnival in May that attracted more than 135,000 attendees per night.
"This is a supreme honor for all of us at Las Vegas Motor Speedway," LVMS President Chris Powell said. "Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to provide great events and experiences for our fans, and we had another monumentally successful season in 2019. It's an honor to be recognized among our peers, and we can't wait for an exciting and action-packed 2020."
As part of a never-ending commitment to entertainment, Las Vegas produced or hosted more than 1,400 events at multiple locations throughout the year across the facility complex, including dozens of high-profile corporate outings; a Blancpain GT World Challenge in October; the Duel in the Desert at The Dirt Track in November; and more than 60 events at The Strip and The Bullring.
In 2020, the speedway will host the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR weekend Feb. 21-23 and three playoff races during the South Point 400 NASCAR weekend Sept. 25-27, as well as the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 3-5 and the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Tickets to all LVMS events are available online at www.LVMS.com or by calling 1-800-644-4444.