Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3/8-mile oval renamed "The Bullring"

LAS VEGAS – Stock-car racing and NASCAR have always said they got their starts on “the bullrings of the south.” Las Vegas Motor Speedway now has its own “bullring.” Speedway officials announced Monday night that the ...

LAS VEGAS – Stock-car racing and NASCAR have always said they got their starts on “the bullrings of the south.” Las Vegas Motor Speedway now has its own “bullring.” Speedway officials announced Monday night that the speedway’s 3/8-mile paved oval has been renamed The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “How many times have you heard drivers who have made it to NASCAR Winston Cup talk about getting their starts on a bullring?” asked Chris Powell, LVMS executive vice president and general manager. “Short-track racing has always been close, competitive racing with drivers not afraid to bend a few fenders here and there. That’s where the name comes from, and I think anyone who has seen one of our short-track races knows it’s a fitting name for our facility.” The Bullring at LVMS opened in September of 1985 as Las Vegas International Speedrome. In 1990, it was renamed Las Vegas Speedway Park, which it remained until 1997 when it became part of Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s property. It is one of 10 racing venues on the 1,600-acre complex. “We want to give identity to our major venues,” Powell said. “Everyone knows about the superspeedway, but also we want to focus attention on our other facilities because of the many nationally-sanctioned events they host. We first did that with the naming of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.” The Bullring at LVMS hosts six racing divisions as part of its weekly Saturday-night racing program and the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series in September.

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