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Las Vegas Named Top City to Watch NASCAR

Las Vegas Named Top City to Watch NASCAR

Las Vegas is one of the top cities in the nation when it comes to NASCAR racing, according to the blog movoto.com.

The blog voted Las Vegas as the fifth best place for Sprint Cup racing.

The list was based on fan participation, the number of races a year, top speed and the highest number of cautions during a single race.

Concord, North Carolina, Daytona Beach, Florida, Lincoln, Alabama, which is where Talladega Speedway is located, and Ridegway, Virginia, which is where the Martinsville Speedway is, are the top four cities.

Revenue Down for Las Vegas Motor Speedway Parent

Revenue Down for Las Vegas Motor Speedway Parent

The North Carolina-based company blames the shortfall on bad weather at events.

The parent company of Las Vegas Motor Speedway absorbed another financial hit in the second quarter as revenue, including ticket sales, was down for the three-month period compared to the same time period in 2012.

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Name Change for Nationwide Series Race in Las Vegas

Name Change for Nationwide Series Race in Las Vegas

The lead-up race to the main event at Las  Vegas’ NASCAR weekend is getting a new name.

Formerly known as the Sam’s Town 300, the Nationwide Series race now will be known as the Boyd Gaming 300. The change reflects a move from one brand to that of its parent company.

“With our recent extension, Boyd Gaming is looking forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary as the sole corporate sponsor of the Nationwide Series race since it began in 1997,” said Paul Chakmak, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Boyd Gaming. “The new name we’ve selected – the Boyd Gaming 300 – reflects what the race has become over the years, a marquee event for our customers across the country.”

Speedway Gets National Nod

Speedway Gets National Nod

 

Las Vegas is one of the best places in the country to watch a NASCAR race, according to USA Today.

The newspaper this week named Las Vegas Motor Speedway one of the 10 best tracks to watch a race. Two of the deciding factors were the high-banked turns and Neon Garage fan experience, both added in 2007.

LVMS’s annual NASCAR Weekend in early March is the third event of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule and includes the Kobalt Tools 400, NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 and Stratosphere Pole Day.

8 News Now reported this week that discussion is heating up about a potential second NASCAR race coming to southern Nevada. One of Charlotte's races could be in play for a move to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas On Track for Another NASCAR Race

Las Vegas On Track for Another NASCAR Race

 

 

The owner of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is considering moving a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Las Vegas.

Bruton Smith owns Speedway Motorsports Inc., which has eight tracks in several areas around the country, including Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Smith told a TV station in Charlotte that he is considering moving the Charlotte Bank of America 500 that runs in October to Las Vegas. Smith said he can make a lot more money with 10-year contract in Las Vegas.

He must request the move through NASCAR, but, according to the Sporting News, the organization has not stopped a realignment request since the rule was adopted 10 years ago.

"They have made me offers to move one. NASCAR would approve of this. It is something in the stages now for at least a year. When the game is over, it will be money, money, money. Money will move it," Smith said.

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

 

A local charity and the organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival are combining to hose a charity golf tournament next month.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its annual golf tournament, Drive For Charity Presented By Insomniac on June 10 at TPC Las Vegas.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by a scramble shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Foursomes cost $800 and include golf for four, cart, unlimited range balls, continental breakfast, awards lunch, golf shirt and gift bag. Single registration is $200 and includes the same goodies.

TPC Las Vegas is located at 9851 Canyon Run Drive in Las Vegas.

To register, call Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242 or e-mail SCC LV at panderson@lvms.com.

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Harper already wowing fans in the Nationals' season opener. 

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team’s opening game of a season, delivering solo shots in his first two at-bats Monday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.