Busy day for the LVMS ticket office

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 a fever pitch Monday as tickets went on sale for next year¿s NASCAR Weekend.

"This was one of the busiest and most successful first days of ticket sales since the inaugural event," said Chris Powell, LVMS president and general manager. "With the increased volume of Internet buyers, it has allowed us to increase our efficiency in filling orders. Obviously, we are very pleased with our first-day results."

LVMS also has processed a record number of renewals from last year¿s event.

"Today¿s success in the ticket office 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."

Race fans can purchase tickets to the March 13 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and March 12 Sam¿s Town 300 by calling 1-800-644-4444 or by logging on to www.lvms.com. Weekend package Earnhardt Terrace seats also are available.