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  • LVMS wins second straight SMI Speedway of the Year award
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    Published - 12/12/13 - 09:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (LAS VEGAS, Nev) - Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s position as the premier motorsports facility in the world was further solidified with its second consecutive selection as Speedway Motorsports’ Speedway of the Year.

    LVMS, which hosts more than 1,400 event days a year, is the only winner in the two-year history of the award. The announcement was made by Speedway Motorsports Inc. President Marcus Smith.

    “This award is all about the employees who work so hard and take great pride in what we do here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Chris Powell, LVMS president. “I’m so happy for our staff. This has been a remarkable year at LVMS with successful racing events and track-rental business. We have eight fantastic facilities within the SMI family, and to be selected as the top-performing speedway out of that group has thrilled everyone on our staff.”

    In 2013, LVMS again hosted many racing events, including the annual NASCAR Weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events. The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returned for the third consecutive year and featured record crowds. The speedway also buttressed its reputation as one of the world’s most diverse facilities by hosting golf’s World Long Drive Championships.

    “The 2013 season was a special one for us here at the speedway,” Powell said. “On any given day there can be as many as eight or 10 different events going on. As we look ahead to 2014, we’ll continue to stage NASCAR and other premier racing series. And we’ll host several ‘non-traditional’ events, including EDC and a new event, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to explore new avenues that help maximize the use of our world-class venue.”

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