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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Theriault on His Path to Recovery

A thundering pound, a stream of lambent sparks and an aftermath littered with torn sheet metal and silent air. Like a tropical storm, Austin Theriault’s grinding crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October had no shortage of drama, intensity or concern as his No. Show More Summary

Think You Have What It Takes to Race This Car on a Track in Las Vegas?

A trip to Las Vegas can now include participation in the EXR Racing Series ( of arrive-and-drive auto races. Competitions will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and other venues. Each driver pilots an identical...Show More Summary

Truckin’ Thursdays: Brian Keselowski Set to Make Truck Series Debut

The last time the Camping World Truck Series was on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski Racing driver Austin Theriault suffered a terrifying crash after contact from teammate Tyler Reddick, who got loose but was unable to right his truck. Show More Summary

SAFER Barriers a Hot Topic After Austin Theriault’s Crash on Saturday

Drivers, such as Kyle Bush and Austin Theriault, are questioningwhy SAFER barriers are not yet installed on all tracks. The questioning comes after Theriault’s crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The driver crashed into an unprotected wall. Luckily, he walked away from the crash with a 10% compression fracture and didn’t

Austin Theriault Injured in Scary Collision at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Austin Theriault was airlifted to the hospital on Saturday after hitting the wall head-on during the Rhino Linings 350 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Theriault collided with the wall in an area of the track that is not protected by a SAFER barrier, a growing trend in the industry. The collision occurred after Theriault’s

Tracking the Trucks: Rhino Linings 350

In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Show More Summary

Townley wins, Theriault breaks back at Vegas

John Wes Townley had a career day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. After starting the Rhino Linings 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, he went on to claim his first-career win. Timothy Peters finished second, Ben Kennedy was third, John Hunter Nemechek fourth and Brandon Jones rounded out the top-five. “These guys [...]

Kyle Busch calls for more SAFER barriers after scary Truck Series crash

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Theriault was airlifted from Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night after crashing (...)

NASCAR Driver Austin Theriault Released From Hospital With Back Injury After Crash

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Theriault sustained a compression fracture in his lower back following a wreck in the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, team Brad Keselowski Racing later announced via a press release: Read more...

Truckin’ Thursdays: Travis Pastrana’s Return Among Storylines to Watch in Las Vegas

While much of the NASCAR world is currently focused on Tony Stewart’s announcement and the impending rainy weekend at Dover International Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series heads west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a Saturday night showdown. Show More Summary

Travis Pastrana makes one-race return to NASCAR

Eleven-time X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana is making a one-race return to NASCAR to compete in Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’ll drive the No. 31 Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports, sponsored by, Never Too Hungover and Lazy F Ranch. Pastrana made the announcement of his second-career Truck [...]

Kyle Busch Motorsports adds to Christopher Bell’s schedule

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team Kyle Busch Motorsports has added four truck races to Christopher Bell’s schedule with the team. He’ll drive a truck for KBM in races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 3, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Oct. 24, Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 6 and Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20. [...]

'Speedvegas' 100-Acre Supercar Facility Opening In Early 2016

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

There's no shortage of entertainment options in Las Vegas, from world-class dining and shows, to good old-fashioned drinking and gambling. And yes, there's also Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But the recently approved Speedvegas facility is certain to be a destination enthusiasts will want to check out. The 100-acre facility will be just off the famous...

Tokimonsta Mixes Hip-Hop and EDM for the EDC Masses

It’s a little past 11 o’clock on Friday and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is pulsing with sound, lights and bodies. Polyester jellyfish and gigantic LED mushrooms hover above the crowd; the smell of funnel cakes and body odor wafts through the 100-degree air on this first night of EDC...

Las Vegas: Drive real race cars and compete for $100,000 with Exotics Racing

8 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Drive fast cars and compete to win $100,000 with a new racing experience in Las Vegas.  Exotics Racing recently opened a new welcome center at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and plans to unleash a competitive racing series at the end of 2015.

19 reasons to get excited about the Electric Daisy Carnival

The  Electric Daisy Carnival is about a month away from bringing North America’s largest dance music festival to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event from Insomniac returns for its fifth year June 19-21 with a lineup of electronic dance music artists performing on eight different stages on the...

Ownership of Electric Daisy Carnival trademark disputed

Electric Daisy Carnival, the flagship annual festival for the L.A.-based dance-music promoter Insomniac, draws roughly 400,000 fans to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over three days. It is perhaps the most recognized brand name in American dance music.

Freightliner Inspiration: The Self-Driving Semi Truck Is Real

9 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

At a ceremony last Tuesday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North...Show More Summary

NJ teen could turn gaming into NASCAR career [w/video]

A teenager from New Jersey is hoping to turn his position as a virtual racing champion in the game iRacing into a real-world shot at stock-car competition. Yahoo Autos took him to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to drive an actual racecar for the first time. Show More Summary

Nascar News Roundup

The weekend saw some interesting NASCAR races. The Sprint Cup race was the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 2014 Sprint Cup champion, Kevin Harvick won the race after passing Dale Earnhardt jr after a restart at lap 201. This was his 29th cup win and his sixth consecutive top 2 finish going

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