Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5 miles, intermediates, 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" tracks. This term refers to the 1.5-mile speedway, all of which look as if they had been gouged out with the same gigantic cookie mold. Strictly speaking, however, one has to distinguish between the vastly inflated quad-ovals of Speedway Motorsports Inc. (Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas) and the D-shaped-or tri-ovals of NASCAR's International Speedway Corporation (Chicagoland, Kansas). This has the ISC nor the Homestead-Miami Speedway with his unconventional layout and two 180 degree turns. But in contrast, SMI is also in possession of two D-shaped-or tri-ovals: The 2008 acquired Kentucky Speedway 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 edge 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 measure and so the banking in Las Vegas was increased from 12 ° to 20 °, which is now exactly one between the previously mentioned types of track and reaches speeds similar in Charlotte, Atlanta and Texas. Better racing results from the fact that you can be pretty much the same way on all lanes quickly.
The track has been around since 1996, when there first started the truck series, the Nationwide Series followed a year later and in 1998 ultimately the Cup. The first round of the league are probably sold out on a regular basis, if you believe the official SMI and the track desperately wants another date on the calendar. But there is one big problem: A second Cup race owner Bruton Smith would allocate internally, so what another SMI track would be fatal.
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