Vegas Seven

Mint 400

  • Seven Days

    Mint 400, Lacrosse in the Desert and St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

    By Bob Whitby

    Few things say “Las Vegas” like the Mint 400. Off-road racing, parties, parades, all that heavy-duty machinery and (of course) the Miss Mint 400 contest add up to an iconic weekend.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for NASCAR Driver Brendan Gaughan

    By Matt Jacob

    Las Vegas shifts into high gear this month when it hosts the annual NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 6-9), followed by the 47th running of the Mint 400 off-road race (March 12-16).

  • The Fast Lane

    Vegas’ Race

    By Mike Henle

    In a city known for savvy promotions, the Mint 400 undoubtedly ranks among the most ingenious. From humble beginnings in 1967 as a publicity stunt featuring two men in a dune buggy running 600 miles of dirt roads between Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, the Mint 400 grew into massive event that attracted 100,000 spectators and a host of celebrity racers. It had its own pin-up girls, its own book—Hunter S.