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Lifting of Testing Ban Creates Opportunity at LVMS
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Lifting of Testing Ban Creates Opportunity at LVMS

 

NASCAR drivers once came often to test in Las Vegas, and the track will open January 28 and 29 for them to do so next year.

NASCAR prohibited testing at tracks hosting Sprint Cup events following the 2008 season. Until 2008, Speedway officials said NASCAR test sessions at LVMS routinely drew 30 drivers or more for the two-day test sessions.

NASCAR’s announcement last week that it would allow all NASCAR Sprint Cup racing organizations to have four tests (not including Daytona) prompted speedway officials to open up the dates. Las Vegas Motor Speedway set aside two days for NASCAR Sprint Cup teams to test at the 1.5-mile superspeedway in preparation for the Kobalt Tools 400.

“Before the testing ban was implemented, every major race team used Las Vegas as a key test heading into the season,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “There are a lot of tracks very similar to Las Vegas, so between the favorable January weather and the amount of data that can be collected by testing here, we hope many of the teams will choose to test in Las Vegas prior to the start of the season.”

Tickets for the March 10 Kobalt Tools 400, March 9 Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide race and March 8 Stratosphere Pole Day are on sale at www.lvms.com or 1-800-644-4444.

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