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Monday November 24, 2014
  • Final thoughts on 2014 season: Does the Chase need to be tweaked?
  • FOXSports.com columnist Tom Jensen offers his final thoughts on the 2014 season. Among his suggestions: Tweak the Chase for the Sprint Cup so that only race winners get in.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Nationwide Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. 

  • Longtime motorsports PR professional Denny Darnell dead
  • Denny Darnell, one of the most influential public relations specialists in the history of NASCAR, died Saturday, according to multiple media reports.

  • Manufacturer wars: Chevy is king but history shows wealth shared
  • Chevrolet ended the 2014 racing season by winning its 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers Championship and its 12th in a row. And in recent years, Chevrolets certainly have dominated in NASCAR. But the Bowtie brand hasn't been the only story.

  • What kind of impact will rule changes have on 2015 season?
  • We all know that changes are coming down the pike for these teams for the 2015 season.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. 

  • Box checked: Team owner Stewart sees Harvick title as personal milestone
  • Rodney Childers and Owner Tony Stewart reflect on what Kevin Harvick's 2014 Sprint Cup championship means to Stewart-Haas Racing.

  • Happy cars: New Chase was a win-win for three automakers
  • Among the biggest fans of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format are the heads of the three automakers that compete in the sanctioning body's top division -- Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.

  • The biggest losers: NASCAR edition
  • While Kevin Harvick thoroughly enjoyed winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing, not everyone found happiness in the 2014 season. Eight drivers who won races in 2013 -- including a pair of high-profile past champions -- went winless this season. Here they are:

  • Year of speed: NASCAR teams go faster than ever before
  • There were 36 Sprint Cup points races this year, with 24 track records set in qualifying. Of the 23 tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit, 17 of them saw new record speeds, including several with track records set on multiple race weekends.

    Las Vegas Motor Speedway


    Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    The "Diamond in the Desert" has been deemed the most remarkable race complex in the world. Sports Illustrated called it the Racing Capitol of the West. Just a few miles north of The Strip, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the most complete racing complexes in the world, including road courses, a 3/8 mile oval, a dirt track and a state-of-the-art drag racing facility. In 2007, the track completed construction on the Neon Garage, which provides unprecedented access to race teams and drivers, unique concession areas, live entertainment and the Winner's Circle.


    Track Info

    Track Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV. 89115
    (800) 644-4444
    Offical Web Site: LasVegasMotorSpeedway.com
    Track Shape: D-Shaped Oval
    Track Length: 1.5 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 2,275 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,572 feet
    Banking: 20° Turns
    9° Frontstretch
    9° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 142,000
    First Winner: Mark Martin (1998)
    Most Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Lap Record: Matt Kenseth 188.884 mph (28.598 sec)

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