Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a 1,300 acre complex near Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility consists of a 1.5 mile oval with seating for 107,000, a 3/8 mile paved oval called the "Bullring", a 2.5 mile road course, a 1.3 mile road course, a 1/4 mile drag strip, a stadium truck racing course, a 3/4 mile kart sprint course, and a 10 mile off road course. Additionally, an industrial park oriented towards Motorsports and Automotive industries is being constructed.
New: 1997-06-22 Last Updated: 2006-12-25
The facility originated as a 1/4 mile dragstrip which opened in 1958 and operated until 1996. In 1983 a road course was built which used part of the original dragstrip. This road course was extensively reconstructed when the 1.5 mile oval was built ca. 1995, and now is a multi configuration course that can be run as two separate tracks. A 3/8 mile paved oval opened in 1985 that continues to operate today.
The construction of the 1.5 mile oval triggered substantial change. The dragstrip moved to a temporary location for 1997-1999, before moving to its current site in 2000. As mentioned above, the original road course was redesigned, and a new multi-configuration road course was constructed inside the new oval.
A 1/3 mile paved oval for legends cars existed from 1997-1999. A 1/2 mile dirt oval was added in 1996. A 1/4 mile dirt oval was constructed inside the 1/2 mile dirt oval for 2000.
The following names have been used at this facility for various tracks: Las Vegas Speedway, Las Vegas International Speedway, Las Vegas Speedway Park, Las Vegas International Speedrome, Bob Van Norman Memorial Speedway, The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway, and The Bullring at Las Vegas Speedway.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 449. Order from National Speedway Directory|
|Allan E. Brown, 2006 National Speedway Directory. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2006 , ISBN 093110565X , pp. 277. Order From National Speedway Directory|
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 North Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Two track maps are currently available. The first map is used with permission from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and shows the general layout of the facility. It is also quite large.
The second map is courtesy of Adam King of the Las Vegas Region of the Porsche Club of America, and shows the possible infield road course configurations and the location of the (no longer used) paved infield oval for Legends cars.
The TerraServer link shows the facility before the 1.5 mile paved oval was built. The Google imagery shows the current complex.
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located adjacent to I-15, with direct ramps leading from the highway to the property.
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