Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, Nevada

An Overview

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has undergone changes in capacity over the years. In 2023, the track could hold around 80,000 people, a significant decrease from its all-time high of over 140,000 in the 2000s. The complex contains multiple tracks beside the main oval, such as a 0.6-mile oval called The Bullring, a 0.5-mile clay oval, and a road course used primarily for public sports car driving experiences. The road course within the main track’s infield hosts sports car races.


The oval track at the speedway measures 1.5 miles around, with steep 20-degree banked turns and more gradual 9-degree banks on the front and back straights. The turns were banked at a shallower 12 degrees before reconfiguring in 2006. The track length has been measured slightly differently over the years, such as the 1.544 miles used by IndyCar in 2011. 

Inside the main oval sits a separate 1/4 mile oval built in 2006. The speedway complex also includes a road course built within the infield in 1996, which can be combined with parts of the main oval for “roval” layouts used for some races.


The 2006 renovations included the addition of the Neon Garage, an interactive spectator garage experience requiring an extra fee during race weekends. A large 60,000-square-foot, three-story media center called the LocaliQ Digital Center was also built in the infield in 2006. Plans were made to construct a 127-unit condominium tower overlooking turn one of the track, though this tower was never built due to opposition from the United States Air Force and Nellis Air Force Base officials. This was because they participated in regular flight training and drills. 

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