Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in Clark County, Nevada, USA about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200 acre complex of multiple tracks for automobile racing.
Originally constructed in 1996, Las Vegas Motor Speedway held its first major event in September of that year. Changes to the oval in 2006 made it more competitive venue for stock cars. This major renovation revamped the banking, upping it from a modest 12 degrees to 20. Not only that, but the corners were banked progressively, meaning the further up the racing surface, the steeper the banking.
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Although the oval gets much of the prime-time attention these days, the facility’s multiple infield configurations make the desert speed palace a great venue for road racing, karting and Legends Car racing.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Oval (pictured left 1st) is 1.5 miles (2.41 km) in length, with banking at 20 degrees in the corners. The Legends Oval Course (pictured 2nd) is a 0.25 mile (0.4 km) course on the frontstretch. The Long Road Course (pictured 3rd) is a 1.07 mile (1.72 km) infield course with 10 turns. The Short Road Course (pictured 4th) is a 0.75 mile (1.21 km) six turn course. The Infield Legends Oval (pictured 5th) is a 0.34 mile (0.55 km) course in the infield of Oval turns 3 & 4. The Combined Road Course (pictured right – 6th) is a roval, 2.2 miles (3.54 km) in length with 12 turns utilizing almost all of the NASCAR oval.
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