Recently widened from two to four lanes, The Strip is one of just two drag strips in the nation to feature four-wide racing. The world's best drag racers hit speeds in excess of miles per hour at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drag strip, a place where world championships have been decided and records set through the years. Opened in , the track is home to two NHRA national events, in addition to more than 50 other events annually. This facility includes enclosed suites accessible by elevator and permanent restroom facilities.
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The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Following the final closure of Stardust International Raceway in , plans were developed for a new racing facility in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Speedrome. Located in the far northeast corner of the Las Vegas Valley , the Speedrome consisted of a road course and drag strip, opening in The first race at the speedway was on September 15 with an IndyCar event, which was won by Richie Hearn. Veteran motorsports publicist Chris Powell was named the speedway's president and general manager and still holds that position today.
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Was a great day, we went to the drag strip and watch for 6 hrs!! Something to think about! We hired a limo, was just as cheap for us, with 6 people!
When a motor speedway announces VIP seating options and fan experience enhancements, it usually is a euphemism for a motor speedway removing seats it can no longer sell. Such was the case this week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which at one time had a seating capacity of , or thereabouts. After these latest upgrades, seating capacity will be trimmed to around 80, But it bears repeating the auto racing bubble has burst all over the backstretch bleachers at Daytona — which went from , capacity to , after its enhancement project — and multiple other tracks. This is the third time LVMS has undergone a seat reduction, following the widening and renumbering of seats in the main grandstand several years ago and the burying of the grandstand between turns 3 and 4 in