Get ready to start your engines this weekend as the 2012 NASCAR Weekend speeds into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Race fans can gather at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign tonight at 6 p.m. for the NASCAR Hauler Parade. The Parade will move north 5 miles to the former Sahara, where the cars enter I-15 and finish their journey to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Then it’s time for the races. The Stratosphere Pole Day will kick off the NASCAR Weekend on March 9 followed by Sam’s Town 300 on Saturday and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at noon on Sunday.
After NASCAR Weekend, Las Vegas Motor Speedway offers plenty of other racing fun that doesn’t involve major races. Experience your own personal race at the Richard Petty Driving Experience Tour. This once-in-a-lifetime tour lets you experience the high-speed chases and thrills real NASCAR drivers do as you tag along with a professional driver in a real 600-HP NASCAR style-racing car for three speedy laps around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
After you experience what it’s like to fly around the track at speeds up to 160 miles per hour, you’ll get the opportunity to tour the facility and see all of the spots where racecar drivers hang out during the races.
For your own chance to get behind the wheel and see what some of the most exotic sports cars in the world can really do you might be interested in the Exotics Racing Tour. Exotics Racing gives car enthusiasts and anybody who likes to go fast the opportunity to feel the power and speed of such luxury cars as a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche and Audi reaching speeds up to 130 miles per hour!
Once inside one of these machines, you’ll burn rubber on Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s newest addition – a brand new road course, which was specifically designed for the high performance vehicles available at this tour. This unique course offers a long 1.5 mile section with 11 different turns and uses the 1,800 square-foot straightaway as well as the very high speed banked bowl turn.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the world’s most diverse motorsports facility offering a variety of tracks, seating for more than 200,000 fans, and the experience of over 1,400 “event days” per year, which is why it can host NASCAR Weekend and offer other fun racing experiences like the Richard Petty Driving Tour and Exotics Racing after the excitement of major races.
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