Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are hopeful those attending this weekend’s NASCAR events will have the green flag when commuting to and from the racetrack.
Work wrapped up Friday on a $33.8 million project to widen Interstate 15 between Craig Road and Speedway Boulevard in North Las Vegas, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.
Racing fans heading to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NASCAR weekend can expect a smoother drive to the event than in past years, organizers said.
The only speeding anyone will see during NASCAR Weekend will be done by the professionals, but there are a few alternatives to avoid the traffic around Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed roughly between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday during the NASCAR Victory Lap sponsored by Sunoco.
Now paralyzed from the neck down, former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt is looking for a different type of victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, when he will become the first person in the nation to receive a restricted driver’s license for a semi-autonomous vehicle.
Next weekend is one of Southern Nevada’s sports highlights with Saturday’s Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 race and the weekend’s feature event, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400, on Sunday.
At least one NASCAR fan remains livid at Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials after he and thousands of other race fans who attended Sunday’s Kobalt 400 race were not allowed to leave a locked parking lot until an hour after the race was over.
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.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are gearing up for 130,000 visitors for the Kobalt Tools 400 on March 10.