Las Vegan Dylan Kwasniewski, a rookie in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, got to see life from the tourist perspective in his return to his hometown this week. Now he gets to race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time.
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There are four Las Vegans currently running in NASCAR’s top two touring series, which not only is remarkable but only one fewer than from North Carolina.
Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400, setting a track record by running 193.278 mph under the new three-segment qualifying format for NASCAR Sprint Cup races. Twenty-four drivers broke the record at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The photo on Twitter captures key elements of NASCAR’s marketing strategy — Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapping a selfie in front of a statue of his famous stock car-racing daddy at the legendary Daytona International Speedway — exemplifies the convergence of NASCAR’s emphasis this season on social media to promote its brand.
Danica Patrick burst onto the auto racing scene in May 2005. In fact, she generated attention from around the world when she led 19 laps of the Indianapolis 500 before finishing fourth in her first run at the Brickyard.
Another of the stars of Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon comes to Las Vegas as a former winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The four-time NASCAR Series champion is always among the favorites at LVMS.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has new cameras and dynamic signs on Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway to help motorists attending this weekend’s NASCAR races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Joey Saldana, aka the Brownsburg Bullet, collects World of Outlaws sprint car victories — he has 94 — and helmets of other racing drivers. He has about 125 of those. Until recently, though, he didn’t have a Steve Kinser helmet.
Matt Kenseth is back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after winning the Kobalt Tools 400 last year. That victory was the first of a career-high seven wins.
Kevin Harvick, fresh off his victory at Phoenix, posted the fastest lap speed in practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will take part in qualifying Friday for Sunday’s Kobalt 400.