Las Vegas Motor Speedway (, located in Clark County, Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) complex of several tracks for motorsports racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Following the last closure of Stardust International Raceway in 1971, plans were established for a brand-new racing facility in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Speedrome. Located in the far northeast corner of the Las Vegas Valley, the Speedrome included a road course and drag strip, opening in 1972.

Alex Rodriquez leased the facility from the City of Las Vegas, and included the 3/8-mile brief track in 1985 after the closure of Craig Road Speedway in 1983. Ralph Engelstad of the Imperial Palace purchased the track in 1989, renaming the facility Las Vegas Speedway Park. Engelstad partnered with William Bennett of the Sahara Hotel and opened a new $72 million superspeedway on the site in September 1996.

The first race at the speedway was on September 15 with an IndyCar event, which was won by Richie Hearn. A NASCAR Truck Series race followed in November. In December 1998, Speedway Motorsports purchased Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Engelstad and Bennett for $215 million. Veteran motorsports press agent Chris Powell was called the speedway’s president and general supervisor and still holds that position today.

The Winston No Bull 5 Million Dollar Bonus was held at the track from 1999 to 2002. Jeff Burton won a million dollars in 2000 and Jeff Gordon won the bonus in 2001. The drag strip was moved into the present The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while the old drag strip and road course was reconstructed to the current outer 2.4 mile road course in use today. The 3/8-mile oval was reconstructed with a new pit lane and start-finish changed to the opposite side. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Champ Car also held races at the speedway, which were both won by Sébastien Bourdais.

In 2006, strategies were revealed to reconfigure the track after the Nextel Cup Series race kept in March, increasing the banking from the initial 12 degrees to 20 degrees. This reconfiguration required “progressive banking” which increases the degree of banking on a gradient towards the outside of the track. This increased side-by-side racing. The speedway likewise built a fan zone called the “Neon Garage”.

This location has live home entertainment, extraordinary access to the drivers and groups, such as seeing locations for fans to view their favorite driver’s car get dealt with and talk to the drivers, and is house to the Winner’s Circle. The speedway moved pit road 275 feet (84 m) closer to the grandstands, developed a brand-new media center and included a quarter-mile oval for Legends Cars, Bandoleros, and Thunder Roadsters, in the tri-oval area.

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