For the 18th consecutive year, NASCAR’s biggest stars (not named Busch, anyway) are zooming into Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In advance of NASCAR weekend March 6-8—highlighted by Sunday’s Kobalt 400 Sprint Cup series race—we throw things in reverse with a by-the-numbers look back at what has become one of the most important (read: lucrative) events on our city’s calendar:
Approximate annual attendance during NASCAR weekend, 120,000 of which are visitors (per the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority).
Annual nongaming economic impact that’s generated during the three-day weekend (per the LVCVA).
Total purse money awarded in the 17 Sprint Cup races at LVMS (Jeff Burton leads the pack at nearly $3.4 million).
Total miles raced in the Sprint Cup event (or 191,178 laps around the 1.5-mile superspeedway).
Speed, in miles per hour, of the fastest lap recorded at LVMS during a Sprint Cup race (set by Joey Logano last year).