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  • Higher Math

    NASCAR By the Numbers

    For the 18th consecutive year, NASCAR’s biggest stars (not named Busch, anyway) are zooming into Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • Las Vegas Becomes Sports City, USA

    By Matt Jacob

    Somewhere around the 399¼-mile mark of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 car sputtered. He ran out of gas. Turns out it was a fitting metaphor to kick off a weeklong Vegas Sportsapoolza.

  • DailyFiasco

    Weekend Kombat: Numan vs. NASCAR

    By Jason Scavone

    Everybody has hard choices to make about how they’re going to spend their weekend. Some choices are harder than others. This week’s showdown: A creepy, minimalist, synthpop New Wave pioneer vs. good old-fashioned 'Murican racing. FIGHT!

  • Seven Days

    NASCAR, Food and Beer: The Makings of a Weekend

    By Bob Whitby

    Fans of the roundy round, your time has come. NASCAR Weekend is the annual chance to bathe in all things NASCAR, from meeting drivers to checking out the Neon Garage to watching actual racing Saturday and Sunday.

  • 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).

  • Motor Sports

    Shifting Into Another Gear

    By Sean DeFrank

    The career of racing phenom Dylan Kwasniewski just keeps accelerating. The Las Vegan, who turned 18 years old on May 31 and graduated this month from Faith Lutheran High School, is moving in July to North Carolina, where he will continue his development as one of NASCAR’s rising stars.

  • Seven Questions

    Chris Powell

    By Bob Whitby

    It’s not often that a guy makes the leap from professional sportswriter to boss of one of the marquee racetracks in the U.S. But Chris Powell pulled it off, quitting journalism in 1988 and working his way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway by 1998, when he was hired as executive vice president and general manager.

  • Sports

    Danica’s Last (Indy) Ride

    It will be a big weekend for Valley gearheads as three events roll into Las Vegas, highlighted by the IZOD IndyCar World Championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at noon Oct. 16. Not only will the series championship be decided in the final race for the sixth straight season (points leader Dario Franchitti has an 18-point edge over Will Power), the event also marks Danica Patrick’s final IndyCar race before turning her attention to NASCAR full time in 2012.

  • The Fast Lane

    Gear Head Heaven

    By Bob Whitby

    General Tire Mint 400 March 26-27, Moapa; SNORERacing.net The famous Las Vegas race was revived in 2008 after a 20-year hiatus. Much of it is still run on the original course. (Read more ») Nevada Open Road Challenge, Silver State Classic Challenge May 12-15 and Sept. 15-18, Ely; SilverStateClassic.com

  • The Fast Lane

    NASCAR Weekend 101

    By Mike Henle

    Anyone attending the NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 2-6 should heed one piece of advice: Plan to stay as long as you can. “Fans don’t want to treat this like a football game where you show up 15 minutes before kickoff and leave 15 minute after the game ends,” says Jeff Motley, LVMS vice president of public relations. “When you come to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NASCAR Weekend, there is so much to see, ranging from the displays to the race action and the post-race events.”

  • Sports

    Patrick moving in fast company during NASCAR Weekend

    By Sean DeFrank

    Move over Jimmie Johnson. Take a backseat, Junior. Sorry, Busch brothers, even you hometown boys get second billing this time around. The main attraction for this year’s NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Danica Patrick, the IndyCar star who is making her third start in NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series on Saturday, Feb. 27, as she continues her transition to stock-car racing.

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