The UAW-Dodge 400 is now the Shelby 427, but it's still at the impressive Las Vegas Motor Speedway and still offers all the heart-pounding excitement of a NASCAR race. The Shelby 427 is still as exciting as the first race in 1998. If you enjoyed the Auto Club 500 you'll want to join fans to watch the hottest drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race blaze 400 miles around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. And donít forget to go ahead and buy your tickets for the Kobalt Tools 500.
As if Las Vegas didn't have glitter enough - out in the desert 12 miles north of town is another sparkling gem: the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's the newest major auto racing facility in the southwestern United States, and the LVMS was designed to be ready for practically anything! It includes a 2.5-mile road course, a 4000-foot drag racing strip, and the Bullring (not what it sounds like, but rather a 3/8-mile track which serves as the venue for more than half a dozen short-track varieties of racing). You'll also find the half-mile clay oval Dirt Track at LVMS; that's where they host two annual events in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, including the season finale.
The center of attraction, however, is the 1.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway that serves as the track for NASCAR races in all three categories. Every autumn since 1996, Las Vegas Motor Speedway has hosted a Camping World (formerly Craftsman) Truck Series event; since 2001 this has been known as the Las Vegas 350. 1997 saw the first Sam's Town 300, a Nationwide (formerly Busch) Series event which still continues today. Starting in March 1998, that race has set the stage for a NASCAR's Nextel Cup race (now the Sprint Cup), originally the Las Vegas 400, but since 2009 titled the Shelby 427.
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