Las Vegas Auto Racing

Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Although the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home to NASCAR and NHRA events throughout the year, it also is a mecca for racing fans of all kinds, with a variety of experiences available year-round. The Neon Garage, for instance, is in the center of the infield; from there, fans can watch drivers and crews of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series work magic on their cars. For zealots who want to be more hands-on, the Richard Petty Driving Experience puts laypeople behind the wheels of real-live (600 horsepower) race cars and gives them the chance to run the track (for 8, 18, or 30 laps) at speeds of more than 100 mph. Of course visitors can always opt for track tours as well. Reservations are required for all experiences. Adult diapers are optional. 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89115. 800/644–4444; www.lvms.com. Prices vary by experience.

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