Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday July 26, 2014
  • Kyle Busch wins the pole for Saturday's NNS race at Indy
  • Kyle Busch will start from the pole in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Menard doesn't mince words: 'Our focus right now is the Chase'
  • Paul Menard still has fond memories of his only career Sprint Cup win at the Brickyard in 2011. But right now he's playing the points game to make sure he gets in the Chase for the Sprint.

  • Smoke alarm: Old Tony Stewart could be back at the Brickyard
  • Jeff Hammond writes that Tony Stewart's return to sprint cars has given him a renewed sense of confidence that could pay dividends this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Contender or pretender? Montoya claims to have 'good shot' at Indy
  • Making what is now a rare NASCAR Sprint Cup start for Team Penske, Juan Pablo Montoya was among the fastest in Friday practice and claims he has a legitimate shot at his first stock-car win on an oval.

  • Riding high at home: Native Hoosier Newman looking for Indy repeat
  • Ryan Newman posted one of the biggest victories of his career last year, shortly after learning he would not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing. Now driving for Richard Childress Racing, he hopes to repeat.

  • Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

  • NASCAR drivers want changes on the schedule
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule.

  • Busch trades Double for Single attempt at Indy
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track.

  • Richard Petty: NASCAR should be helping teams
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs.

  • Ambrose dodges questions about future in NASCAR
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Marcos Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he's considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske.

    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:
    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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