LVMS' 2017 NASCAR Weekend begins with Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 10, continues with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, March 11, and finishes with the 20th Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 12.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are confident in the track's traffic plan for this year's 2017 NASCAR Weekend.
Two decades of experience working with state, county and local representatives have helped the speedway formulate a comprehensive and fluid traffic plan that continues to evolve. Utilizing multiple entrances and exits, combined with experienced staff and area law enforcement, LVMS expects smooth vehicle flow for the 2017 event weekend.
Speedway officials urge fans to head to the track early and to utilize mass transportation options to and from the track each day. With construction on Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard currently under way, race officials are asking fans to allow extra time and show patience entering and exiting the track each day.
Under NASCAR's new stage-based racing format, each track's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series races are being broken into three segments in an effort to enhance in-race excitement for fans. LVMS's 267-lap Kobalt 400 will have breaks after laps 80 and 160, on Sunday, March 12, while the 200-lap Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, March 11, will break after laps 45 and 90.
John Fogerty will serve as grand marshal for the 2017 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Fogerty, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, will make the call for drivers to start their engines before the 267-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 12. Best known for smash hits like "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son," "Centerfield" and "Down on the Corner," Fogerty will be in Las Vegas to perform his acclaimed show John Fogerty: Fortunate Son in Concert at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater March 3-11 and May 19-28.
"Headed out after my shows at the Wynn to NASCAR. Rock and Roll and fast cars... ain't nothin' better," says Fogerty.
Check out my sons' band @HeartyHarMusic! @ShaneFogerty & Tyler's single "Can't Keep Waiting" is out! @indieshuffle @RollingStone @billboard https://t.co/4oY13Ei9Ky— John Fogerty (@John_Fogerty) March 7, 2017
Multiple platinum-selling rock band Night Ranger will perform the national anthem at Las Vegas Motor Speedway prior to the Kobalt 400 on Sunday, March 12.
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, more than 3,000 live shows performed and more than one billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand its ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is rolling out the red carpet for kids during its 2017 NASCAR Weekend.
All children age 12 and under who accompany a ticketed adult to the track will receive free admission to Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 10, and the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 11. In addition, children 12 and under will gain entry to the 20th Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 12, for just $10 with a ticketed adult.
The special offer has a limit of two children per paying adult and is available for tickets located in the grandstands and terraces only. Ticketed adults must take their child to an LVMS Ticket Office outside the gates to pick up a kids' ticket before entering the gates.
Unreal experience today with the @AFThunderbirds. And I thought we went fast and pulled some G's! #notevenclose pic.twitter.com/9sXpJEcfZ0— Ryan Blaney (@Blaney) February 21, 2017
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