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16 March 2022

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History of Las Vegas Speedway

The history of Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a story about vision and evolution. The 1,200-acre complex, located just 15 minutes north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15, was built in the mid-1990s by founder and CEO Richie Clyne and a group of local business leaders.

Clyne's dream was to bring major league racing to Las Vegas with a world-class facility that could host multiple types of racing on the same weekend.

The speedway was built by Bruton Smith and his company, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Smith had previously owned Atlanta International Raceway and Bristol International Raceway before purchasing North Wilkesboro Speedway in 1990. Smith then built the speedway in Texas with a high attendance capacity, so he decided to build another one even bigger on 1,000 acres of land near Las Vegas.

Originally called Las Vegas Speedway Park, the property opened in September 1996 with a three-day NASCAR Weekend featuring Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) and Craftsman Truck (now Camping World Truck Series) races.

The speedway has since hosted every major auto racing series, including INDYCAR, NHRA drag racing, Supercross, International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) drag racing, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Superbike Racing and the United States Auto Club (USAC).

In 1998, Speedway Motorsports Inc., which owns seven other tracks that host NASCAR races Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

In 2000, following the bankruptcies of Richie Clyne and Ralph Englestad, Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, purchased a controlling interest in the track. SMI's annual NASCAR Weekend at LVMS consists of three NASCAR events: Camping World Truck Series 200, Nationwide Series 300 and Sprint Cup Series 400 (Dodge 400).

The racetrack features a 1.5-mile super-speedway oval that serves as the primary venue for both NASCAR and IndyCar Series racing. The facility features a state-of-the-art quarter mile drag strip that hosts NHRA events including several major national events annually. A 1/3rd mile go kart track is also located on site along with a dirt race course that hosts events.

Landmarks near Las Vegas Speedway

The Las Vegas Speedway hotel is within a 10-minute drive of landmarks like the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Other attractions include the Las Vegas Arts District, which is just over a mile away, and the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, a 20-minute drive. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat and the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio are both just over three miles away.

The world-famous Las Vegas Strip is full of casinos, attractions, restaurants and nightclubs. Some of its more family-friendly highlights include M&M World, the Coca-Cola Store and the Hershey Chocolate World store. There's also a Madame Tussauds wax museum and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Adventuredome at Circus Circus boasts rides for all ages, including roller coasters and bumper cars. You'll find many souvenir shops on the Strip as well as numerous shows to suit every taste.

How to get to Las Vegas Speedway

The speedway is located in Las Vegas, Nevada and features a 1.5 mile tri-oval race track with a 2,275 foot backstretch and a 1,572 foot front stretch. The speedway is operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc., the same group that operates Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located at: 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas Nevada, 89115

The speedway is situated in Clark County, which has an estimated population of 2 million people. The largest city within Clark County is Las Vegas, which has an estimated population of over 600,000 people. The area surrounding the speedway is a desert valley surrounded by mountains on all sides.

From North: Take Interstate 15 south to exit 54 (Speedway Boulevard). Go east through the Railroad cross-over approximately 1.2 miles and turn left into the entrance of the speedway.

From South: Take Interstate 15 north to exit 54 (Speedway Boulevard). Go east through the Railroad cross-over approximately 1.2 miles and turn left into the entrance of the speedway.