NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas is almost here! The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is known as a complete racing complex with road courses, a 3/8 mile oval, dirt track and drag racing facilities. The fans will be there once again on Saturday, February 28 for the Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 and on Sunday March 1 for the NASCAR Cup Series Shelby 427.
The NASCAR Cup series has been making a yearly appearance at the Speedway since 1998 when Mark Martin took home the trophy. The winners list from past years includes Jeff Gordon, Sterling Marlin and Jimmie Johnson as well as Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth – who have both won two Cup races in Las Vegas.
Local police have warned all race fans to avoid driving to the Speedway via I-15 due to construction. The DOT road widening project is expected to only further complicate the normally hectic traffic. To avoid the weekend traffic jam, try attending the Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic held on the Dirt Track on Wednesday February 25 or the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Bullring Bombers event on Thursday, February 26.