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Satisfy your need for speed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, once dubbed the “Racing Capital of the West” by Sports Illustrated. With more than a dozen different venues, including go-kart racing and drag strips to a 1.5-mile paved oval speedway where NASCAR burns rubber twice annually, this is racing central for the Las Vegas area.

And did we mention Exotics Racing, where you can take your pick from numerous exotic racing cars (like the Ferrari 488 or Lamborghini Huracan) out for the ultimate driving experience around the track?

With 1,600 acres of action and weekday track tours in northeastern Las Vegas, it’s easy to see why the “Diamond in the Desert” has been deemed the most remarkable race complex in the world.

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Las Vegas Speedway Events

Experience the adrenaline-pumping speed and bone-rattling roar of race cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) events. The NASCAR Cup Series, where the nation’s top stock car drivers compete for the championship, and drag racing on “The Strip” – where cars exceed speeds of 330 mph – are can’t-miss Las Vegas Motor Speedway events for die-hard auto racing fans and car enthusiasts alike.

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Located in North Las Vegas, only a half-hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip and 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s an easy trip into the desert. Get ready to start your engine and watch the green flag fly at an upcoming LVMS racing event.

NASCAR Las Vegas

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While there’s a lot of excitement around the return of Formula 1 to the Las Vegas Strip in 2023, NASCAR race fans know the area is already a hotbed of professional racing. In fact, there are two turbo-charged stock car racing weekends at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway every year, giving NASCAR fans double the chances to see their favorite drivers up close. Two of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR calendar, the Pennzoil 400 takes place in the spring and the South Point 400 happens in the fall.

The Spring and Fall NASCAR Weekend events bring nonstop action to LVMS, filling three days with practice, qualifying, and playoff races. A hauler parade, pre-race concert, and fully loaded fan zone add to the race day excitement, too. Fans who want access to autograph sessions and the drivers meeting can upgrade to experience the one-of-a-kind Neon Garage.

Las Vegas Racing: NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

As if Las Vegas isn’t wild and exciting enough, the city hosts the fast and furious National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Camping World Drag Racing Series twice a year, making for a pair of extremely nitro-powered events. The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals take place in the spring, and the top names in drag racing return to Las Vegas in the fall for the NHRA Nevada Nationals, which can determine world championships in numerous racing classes.

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During both NHRA World Drag Racing Series weekends, every ticket is a pit pass, giving fans the opportunity to get up close with their favorite drivers at one of the most thrilling Las Vegas racing events on the planet.

The Bullring Events: Stock Car Racing Las Vegas

Every other weekend from mid-March through November, racing fans can enjoy local stock car racing in The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Whether you missed the NASCAR Cup Series or just want to soak up more pedal-to-the-metal fun, it’s the perfect opportunity to watch drivers compete on the banked ⅜-mile paved oval track.

Other Las Vegas Motor Speedway Events

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway isn’t limited to stock car and drag racing. With nine race tracks, you can catch all the sensory-filled action in one place, from mud-slinging races on the Off Road Course to seeing the “Greatest Show on Dirt” during the World of Outlaws races.

Think it’s all about motorsports? Think again. The speedway is also home to the annual Electric Daisy Carnival (A.K.A. EDC), an electronic dance music fest that draws half a million glowstick-clad revelers to Las Vegas every spring. 

For more information on upcoming events, check the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Event Calendar.

Hotels Near Las Vegas Motor Speedway

If you’re saving your horsepower for the track, there are tons of options for staying close to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both the Cannery Casino & Hotel and the Aliante Casino Hotel & Spa can fulfill all your accommodation and entertainment needs in North Las Vegas. While here, you can also try to spot a flyover from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds squadron, which is based at nearby Nellis Air Force Base. Find your perfect pit stop and get easy access to the races with some of the best hotels near Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is open based on its annual schedule of events. For the most up-to-date information on upcoming races, call (800) 644-4444.


Admission to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is based on races and seating. For the most current race schedule and to get your hands on tickets, visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway website directly or dial (800) 644-4444.

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