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.