Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5 miles, Intermediate, D-shaped) in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Oval in the desert of Nevada is one of the so prominently represented in the calendar "cookie cutter" -Rennstrecken. This term refers to the 1.5-mile speedway, which all look as if they had been gouged out with the same gigantic cookie mold. Strictly speaking, however, we must distinguish between the vastly inflated quad-oval of Speedway Motorsports Inc. (Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas) and the D-range of shaped or tri-ovals of NASCAR's International Speedway Corporation (Chicagoland, Kansas). For this purpose, the ISC has yet to Homestead-Miami Speedway with its unique layout and two 180 degree turns. But in contrast, SMI is also in possession of two D-range of shaped or tri-ovals: The Kentucky Speedway was acquired in 2008 and just the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which can come up with a special feature:
Since 2006, the Speedway has got a ribbon of asphalt with so-called "progressive banking" on the outskirts of the metropolis, as well as players Homestead. This means nothing else than that the superelevation increases as we move closer to the SAFER Barrier. Boring races require this action and so the banking in Las Vegas was increased from 12 ° to 20 °, which one is now exactly between the aforementioned types of track, reaching speeds similar in Charlotte, Atlanta and Texas. Better Racing arises from the fact that you can be on the road at all lanes quite the same speed.
The track has been around since 1996, when the truck started there first series, the Nationwide Series followed a year later in 1998, ultimately, the Cup. The race in the premier league are probably sold out regularly, if we may believe the Official SMI and the track wants desperately another date on the calendar. But there is one big problem: A second Cup race takes owner Bruton Smith allocate internally, so what another SMI track would be fatal.
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