Las Vegas Motor Speedway situated at Clark County, Nevada in Las Vegas which is approximately fifteen miles away from the northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, the area of twelve hundred (1200) acres complex of many tracks of motorsports race. It has a surface of shaped Asphalt and has a banking of 12 to 20 degrees and has a length of 1.5 miles. It also has a Dirt Track which is made of clay having a length of 0.5 miles. Speedway Motorsports Incorporation has its own and its main office is in Charlotte North Carolina. The track has a capacity of 116000 seats. It was open in 1972 that was 44 years ago has a drag strip and a road course. Imperial Palace owner Richie Clyne purchased it in 1983 and then renovated it by adding a 3/8 mile small track in the year 1985 and gave it a new name that is Las Vegas, Speedway Park.
In 1996 new superspeedway inaugurated worth of $72 million. In 1998 the Speedway Motorsports Incorporations purchased it and famous publicist Chris Powell was named as the new president and general manager and still serving at this position. It has a Lap record of 226.491 mph which was recorded in 1996 which was held by IndyCar Series. In the race of the 2011 IndyCar Series, there was a fatal accident that was held at Las Vegas in the final race. It was Lap 11 in which include 15 cars that involved in a crash which results in the flames. The crash was a small mistake when one car touches another car slightly and results in a big crash with flames all over the track. Then the red flag was shown immediately and the race was stopped due to the carnage of car parts shattered on the track. One driver was seriously injured and was immediately taken to the nearby hospital. But it was announced dead after two hours due to serious head injuries. IndyCar announced that they will not come back in the season of 2012 and afterward and its future will depend on the investigation of the car crash which took one life.
Las Vegas Speedway has multiple types of tracks that include Inside Road Course (1.1 miles) with 0.76 miles of road configuration and 0.33 miles of oval configuration, Outside Road Course (2.4 miles), The Burling (0.375 miles) with paved oval, Dirt Track (0.5 miles) with clay oval, The Strip (0.25 miles) with drag strip, Dream Racing Course (1.5 miles) with road course, Off-road course with an area of 850 by 750 feet having more than one accommodations. Speedway uses a length of 1.5 miles for scoring and timing. This length was considered between the time periods of 1996 to 2000. Nascar is still using the 1.5 miles length for the reconfigured oval.
Main events hosted by Las Vegas Speedway include Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series, Nascar Xfinity Series, Nascar Camping World Cup Series, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and Baja 100.
Superspeedway also provides multiple driving schools that include Richard Petty Driving Experience, Dream Racing, and Exotics Racing.