Las Vegas Speedway 496

Las Vegas Speedway

Bruton Smith’s speedway corporation built this facility in 1996 to reflect the opulence of the nearby gambling mecca.

Country
United States
Location
Clark County, Nevada
Latest Race
First Race

Bruton Smith’s speedway corporation built this facility in 1996 to reflect the opulence of the nearby gambling mecca. Dubbed “The Race Track for the Next Century,” Las Vegas Speedway features every conceivable type of track, from the 12 degree banked oval to a BMX course. The oval seats 102,000 spectators. The 2.5-mile road course has hosted American Le Mans Series races, albeit without the crowds attracted to NASCAR’s annual visit. It was also venue for the tragic final round of the 2011 IndyCar Series when Dan Wheldon was killed in a shocking multi-car accident.

Oval

1996 - 2006

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.5 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Richie Hearn (Reynard 95I-Ford), 24.636s, 219.192 mph, Indycars, 1996

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Arie Luyendyk (Reynard 95I-Ford), 23.842s, 226.491 mph, Indycars, 1996

Short Road Course

1996 - 2006

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.938 (Miles)

Medium Road Course

1996 - 2006

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.15 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Richie Hearn (Reynard 95I-Ford), 24.636s, 219.192 mph, Indycars, 1996

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Arie Luyendyk (Reynard 95I-Ford), 23.842s, 226.491 mph, Indycars, 1996

Long Road Course

1996 - 2006

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.499 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,171

Championships

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15,675

Results

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16,117

Drivers

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9,358

Teams

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865

Circuits

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