Las Vegas is a great place to visit all year round but in early March during the Pennzoil 400 Weekend and mid September during the Fall NASCAR Weekend, Vegas will definitely be the place to be.
NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has become one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR calendar with the Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ranking among the top-five races in both attendance and TV viewership for the past 10 years.
Starting in 2018, get ready to enjoy 3 days of NASCAR and 3 days of Vegas! as the city doubles down on NASCAR fun with races from each of NASCAR's three premier series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series taking place in March and September 2018 and beyond.
Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4, 2018
2018 Pennzoil 400 Weekend
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
|Friday, March 2||NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race|
|Saturday, March 3||Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race|
|Sunday, March 4||Pennzoil 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race|
Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
2018 South Point 400 Weekend
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
|Thursday, September 13||NASCAR K&N Pro Series at The Dirt Track|
|Friday, September 14||NASCAR Camping World Truck Series|
|Saturday, September 15||NASCAR Xfinity Series|
|Sunday, September 16||South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race|
NASCAR Weekend Schedule
Enjoy 3 days of NASCAR
Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4, 2018
Thursday, March 1
2 p.m. – Ticket gates open (No Neon Garage access)
2:05 - 2:55 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice
4:05 - 4:55 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice
6 - 7 p.m. – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hauler parade (Vegas Strip)
Friday, March 2
10 a.m. – Ticket gates, Neon Garage and VIP suites open
10:35 - 11:55 a.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube first practice
12:05 - 12:55 p.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 first practice
2:05 - 2:50 p.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 final practice
3:05 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying (single vehicle, two rounds)
4:15 p.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Stratosphere qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds)
5:30 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver introductions
6 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (134 laps, 201 miles)
Saturday, March 3
8 a.m. – Ticket gates, Neon Garage and VIP suites open
9 - 9:50 a.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube second practice
10:05 a.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds)
11:35 a.m.-12:20 p.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube final practice
12:30 p.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 driver introductions
1 p.m. – Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)
4:30 p.m. – Neon Garage closes
Sunday, March 4
7 a.m. – Ticket gates, Neon Garage and VIP suites open
10:30 a.m. – Flagstand gate opens for pre-race pass on front stretch
10:30 a.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube driver and crew chief meeting (Neon Garage)
11:50 a.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube driver introductions
12:30 p.m. – Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (267 laps, 400 miles)
5:30 p.m. – Neon Garage closes
2018 NASCAR Las Vegas Kids Admission
March 4: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sept. 16: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 3: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sept. 15: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 2: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sept. 14: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
*Limit of 2 per paying adult, available in grandstands/terraces only. Tickets/credentials are required for gate entry for children age 12 and under with ticketed adult. (Kids' tickets are available during NASCAR Weekend at any LVMS Ticket Office.)
All races will air on either the FOX or NBC family of networks, MRN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The annual FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Date: Wednesday, February 28 and
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Approximately 40 bright and colorful 18-wheeled NASCAR haulers will roll through the world-famous Las Vegas Strip on the evening before raceday. The parade route will stretch for five miles, beginning at the historic Welcome to Las Vegas sign and heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard before ending at Sahara Ave., where the haulers will make their way to Interstate 15 toward Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Hauler Parade down the world-famous Las Vegas Strip is free of charge, and will be visible to race fans on both sides of the Vegas Strip.
Date/Time: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free
As part of the 15th Annual RaceJam celebrating NASCAR Weekend, special guests will perform free concerts on (TBA), on the 3rd Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience.
Venue: 3rd Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience
2018 NASCAR Las Vegas Shuttle Information
Besides driving, taking a shuttle bus is the recommended way of getting to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
2018 RaceDay Express Shuttle Bus Information
RaceDay Express Shuttle Buses will provide shuttle service to Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Planet Hollywood, Tropicana Hotel (Desk located in the Tropicana Lounge), Treasure Island (Registration Hotel Lobby), Stratosphere (North Door), and Main Street Station (downtown)
NASCAR fans will utilize a new paved bus depot located on the outside of Turn 2, located at Entry 5 off of Las Vegas Boulevard. This lot is closest to the Richard Petty Terrace. A complimentary tram service will be available to take you to the admission gates.
All RaceDay Express Shuttle buses will have dedicated routes to and from the speedway and most will be equipped with restrooms.
Passengers are boarded on a first-come, first-serve basis except those with VIP access which have priority boarding privileges.
Shuttle passes can be purchased on race day at one of the designated locations listed above during the specified times in the morning.
|Ticket Type||Regular Ticket Price|
|One-day pass (Sunday only round trip)||$85|
|Three-day round trip weekend pass
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Shuttle Pass
**Shuttle passes can be purchased at the locations on the day of the event. .
|Friday||9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (from hotel to speedway)|
|Saturday||8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. (from hotel to speedway)|
|Sunday||7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. (from hotel to speedway)|
|Friday||(speedway to hotel) - First shuttle departs at 3pm and then every 30 minutes up to 1 hour after the race.|
|Saturday||(speedway to hotel) - First shuttle departs at 1pm and then every 30 minutes up to 1 hour after the race.|
|Sunday||(speedway to hotel) - First shuttle departs at 2pm and then every 30 minutes up to 1 hour after the race.|
*Please note: Shuttle schedule is subject to change, please check updated information at Shuttle Desk during the race days.
*All carry on items must be in a clear plastic bag for easy inspection. No personal coolers allowed.
Did you know.....
The first NASCAR race held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a Truck Series event in 1996
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FAQ's
Q. I am staying in a hotel on the Vegas strip, how do I get to one of the shuttle pickup locations?
A. If you are staying on the Vegas strip, your closest shuttle pickup location is Stratosphere Hotel, Treasure Island Hotel Casino, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas and Tropicana Hotel. From your hotel, hop on the Deuce (bus) and get off at the closest bus stop to any of those hotels. Use this Las Vegas strip map to locate your hotel in relation to the listed pick-up loacations.
Q. What's the closest pickup location if I am staying in downtown Las Vegas?
A. If you are downtown, your shuttle pickup location is Main Street Station Hotel Casino which is located in downtown Las Vegas and within walking distance of Fremont Street.
Q. Is there RV parking at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
A. Yes, there is RV parking at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
|Coolers||Alcoholic beverages (not permitted to enter or exit the gates)|
|Balloons and beach balls||Backpacks or any bag larger than 18" x 18" x 6"|
|Fireworks||Drones or any type of radio controlled flying device|
|Folding chairs||Glass or can containers|
|Grills||Hoverboards or skateboards|
|Noisemakers or horns||Illegal drugs|
|Scaffolds||Pets (except for service animals)|
|Umbrellas||Stadium seats wider than 18 inches or with arms|
|Weapons of any kind||Any items which pose a safety hazard or can diminish the enjoyment of the event by other guests.|
A. What food or beverages may I bring inside the gates?
One (1) non-alcoholic beverage per guest. Beverage may not exceed 20 ounces and must be contained in a plastic sports bottle or plastic cup.
One (1) food item per guest. Examples include a sandwich, crackers, chips OR fruit. Family sized bags of food are not permitted.
A. How do I contact someone at the race in the event of an emergency?
In the case of emergencies, Las Vegas Motor Speedway provides a Fan Assistance Line. Call 702-632-8006 or text: Vegas Location & Details to 69050.
A. What handicap facilities are available?
Las Vegas Motor Speedway provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities including special seating, tram services, and parking. Please contact the speedway ticket office at (800) 644-4444 for more information.
Driving Directions to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Getting to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
From Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas and California:
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is about 12 miles north of downtown Las Vegas.
Follow I-15 North to Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd.).
There are 3 northbound lanes approaching LVMS on I-15, pick the one with the least amount of cars all the way to Exit 54. Once on the exit 54 ramp, use the far-left lane or the center lane for direct access into Blue Lot.
Hint – Vehicles in the shoulder lane will be checked for parking passes at the end of the ramp. If you do not have a parking pass, use the center lane or left-hand lane.
Avoid the freeway and take Las Vegas Blvd north to Entry #1 for access into Red lot or Entry #3 for access into Brown Lot. This route can save you a lot of time especially early in the day when very few cars use this road to arrive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
From Salt Lake City, St. George and Mesquite :
Take I-15 South to Exit #54 (Speedway Blvd)
From Laughlin and Boulder City :
Take US-93/95 to I-15 North, Follow I-15 North to Exit #54 (Speedway Blvd)
Taking a Taxi to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Lots of Las Vegas Taxi cab companies offer services to and from the Las Vegas strip during NASCAR weekend. However, this is the most expensive way to get to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from your hotel. A typical fare from the Las Vegas Strip is $55 each way but in reality you might end up paying twice that amount because of the traffic jam and backlog, which is guaranteed on your way to the Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas taxi cabs bill by miles and wait time. So your fare will continue to go up even when the cab is stuck in traffic.
Taking the city bus to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will operate transit bus services to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5th and 6th
Bus Route 604 will provide express service between Downtown Las Vegas, the Nellis Air Force Base area, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Bus Route 603 will provide service between the Nellis Air Force Base area, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Residential Fares apply on Route 603 and 604, however if you plan to travel along the Las Vegas Strip, purchase a Strip & All Access pass to ensure coverage on all RTC Transit routes. Click here for Bus Schedule and for information call (702) 228-RIDE (7433)
About Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Just 12 miles north of The Vegas Strip is the famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sitting like a diamond in the desert, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the most complete racing complexes in the world. Its 1,600 acres include road courses, a three-eighths mile oval, a dirt track and a state-of-the-art drag racing facility.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home of a 400-mile race in the Cup Series, as well as Nationwide and Truck series events.
For NASCAR fans, this is one of the most exciting stops on your trip to Las Vegas.7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Track Details
|Completed : 1996||Distance : 1.5 miles|
|Shape : D-shaped oval||Seating : 142,000|
|Banking : 20° turns|
|9° frontstretch||9° backstretch|
|Frontstretch : 2,275 feet||Backstretch : 1,572 feet|
If you are looking for the perfect location to stay when attending race car driving events at the Las Vegas Speedway, Aliante Casino and Hotel is just a few minutes away.
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