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7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Las Vegas, NV 89115

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TAILGATING INFORMATION:

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is possibly one of the most exciting places to tailgate. If you get tired of the typical fan fare realize you are only a couple of miles form the strip in Vegas were there are all sorts of things to see and do.

Tailgating in the desert can be an adventure. Be prepared for wind and dust which come hand in hand. Make sure you have plenty of plastic wrap and tops for cups. Sunscreen should be readily available if you are sensitive to lots of sun. The dry air can trick you into thinking that you are not as hot as you think leading to quickly burning in the desert sun.

Tailgating in the desert can be tricky depending on the time of year, although Las Vegas is associated with warm sunny weather it can get cold, especially in the evenings. Keep in mind that it can be cold and remember to bring warm pants and shirts for early spring events and tailgate comfortably.

Also keep in mind that no outside food or beverage is permitted inside, except bottled water. You can walk up to the gate with it but you will be asked to discard it before entering. The official site, linked at the top, will give you more specific information about the rules and regulations of the parking lots, camping areas and tailgating.

CAMPING, PARKING and CARRYING ON:

There are strict rules about motor vehicles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, especially when it comes to recreational vehicles. Golf carts, 4 wheelers, scooters and dirt bikes are strictly prohibited on Las Vegas Motor Speedway property and they will be impounded immediately. Bicycles ARE permitted but you may not ride on the speedway itself no matter how fast you think you are.

Some other regulations to be aware of when preparing to visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

• Lost or stolen RV and/or tow vehicle passes cannot be replaced. Only one tow vehicle pass is permitted per space. RV and tow vehicle passes are non-transferable. Extra vehicles in your assigned space are subject to tow at owner's expense.

• All RV passes must clearly visible from the access road nearest to your assigned space. Tow vehicles must have the pass attached in the upper left-hand corner of the windshield.

• Horse-shoe type parking of RV's is permitted as long as the access road is kept open at all time (in case of emergency).

• Fully enclosed parking patterns are not permitted and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway reserves the right to change and parking patterns they feel are unsafe.

You should also be aware that there is a "Quiet Rule". Between the times of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. you need to be quiet and respectful to your neighbors who may want to get some sleep. External generators must be turned off during this time as well. There are no open fires permitted so you will need to make sure you have a grill with a lid or other appropriate means of having a fire either for cooking or just pure enjoyment.

If you are using a tent please make sure that it is securely staked to the ground. Desert winds can be unpredictable and you may get back to your tailgating area to find you are homeless.

Kite flying is not permitted. This may sound like a huge buzz kill for some of you but they have good reason. There is a lot of low flying aircraft and they do not want anyone leaving quickly and unexpectedly while flying a kite and ending up at LAX. This would be a bad day for tailgating if this where to happen.

As in any public event fire arms, fireworks or any weapons of any kind are not permitted. Flagpoles are also permitted but he official site also states that flagpoles need to be securely attached so you may want to call ahead or ask before sending your flag up a pole and getting into trouble.

You will be permitted to enter the RV campgrounds at noon on the Wednesday prior to the race weekend. If you can, this is the optimal time to arrive as there is very little traffic

Please refer to RV Lot maps for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. There are now seven RV lots to choose from and it is important that you know how to locate your assigned lot. Click HERE to view all maps of available RV lots at the speedway.

TAILGATING CHECKLIST:

  • Your Tickets
  • Local Map
  • Plastic wrap
  • Cups with lids
  • Bottled Water
  • Grill
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Charcoal or gas
  • Lighter/Matches
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Napkins
  • Serving Utensils
  • Plates/Utensils
  • Radio
  • Garbage Bags
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Something to sit on

NOTE: Coolers and outside food and drink are not allowed into the grandstand area.

NEVADA FLAVOR:

Nevada is a melting pot of cuisines which spans Native American cuisine to modern and incredibly fancy locally grown delicacies. Barbeque is always welcome as well as smoked fish to simpler affair such as burgers, brats and hot dogs. Bring you appetite and whatever you feel necessary for good eating.

TRACK DETAILS:

Seats: 142,000
Track Shape: D shaped oval
Track Length : 1.5 Miles
Turns: 20 degrees
Straightaways: 9 degrees
Front Stretch Length: 2,275 feet
Backstretch Length: 1,572 feet

 

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) complex of four different tracks for automobile racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The complex is home to several race teams. Currently, March, 2005, the track is open two nights a week for locals to drag race. This is an effort to get this activity off of local streets and into a safer environment.

The track is used by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as their driver training facility.

HIGHER BANKING

In 2006, plans were announced to reconfigure the track after the March 2006 NEXTEL Cup Series Race. This reconfiguration entailed raised banking to increase side by side racing, and the construction of a new fan zone and pit road.

TRIVIA

March 1, 1998: Mark Martin drives his Ford Taurus to victory in the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Martin finishes 1.6 seconds ahead of teammate Jeff Burton as the jack Roush team posts a 1-2 showing.

March 7, 1999: Jeff Burton passes his brother Ward with 10 laps remaining and captures the Las Vegas 400. The siblings battle side-by-side for five full laps before Jeff is able to forge ahead. Mike Skinner takes the lead in the NASCAR Winston Cup points standings with a fourth-place finish.

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