Help Me Choose My Seats at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
LVMS Specs: Banking/Turns: 12° · Distance: 1.5
miles · Shape: Tri-oval
NASCAR in Vegas. Need I say more? Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a 1.5
mile "D" shaped oval with wide turns and straight-aways
which make for great passing. LVMS is a very exciting track to see
a race. It is located about 17 miles north of the strip near the Nellis
Air Force base. Be sure to leave for the race early. Traffic getting
in and out can get very congested. It can take over an hour to get
Seating by Sections
The better seats are located in sections 1,2 and 3, with 2 being the
best as it is located on the Start/Finish line. Section 2 also gives
you the best view of the pits. Section 4 is OK if you are close enough
to turn 4, but I would advise you spend the extra money for sections
1,2 or 3. Section 4 is a high-priced backstretch in my book.
Blue Band (Upper Rows 28-48)
Rated - Most sections in the blue band have private rest rooms
plus easy access to concessions. Sitting in the higher rows gives
spectators a better vantage point to see the entire track. These seats
come highly recommended except for those in section 4. They cost more
money, but high rollers and die-hard NASCAR fans don't seem to care, as they only
want the best seats in the house.
White Band (Mid Rows 11-27)
Rated - These seats are very good with a great view of the track.
In the lower rows of this band, there are portions of the actual road
surface that cannot be seen. Also, the walkway and concourse will
be at your back as it is located between the white and blue band.
In my opinion these seats are the best deal at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
They are more moderately priced (except section 4) than the higher
rows but still offer great views of the track.
Red Band (Low Rows 1-10)
Rated - I sat in these seats for a race and to my surprise they
weren't that bad. Lower row seating at a NASCAR race is considered
less desirable because of obstructions and limited view of the track.
Before buying tickets in this section you should be aware that the
media center behind the pits may obstruct your view of a large portion
of the backstretch. Also, be ready to get some exercise. It is a bit
of a hike to get to concessions and the rest rooms. If you are on
a budget I recommend the red in sections 1,2 or 3. Not a bad seat
and more economical than the higher rows.
Seats To Avoid - Section 4 isn't bad, but is priced too high
for the area in which you would sit. My advice is to spend the extra money
and sit in 1,2 or 3. You will be happy you did. Also, the higher rows
in section 1 where it meets section 2 may have a limited view of turn
4. All other seats in section 1 are just fine.