LAS VEGAS, Nevada –- Many of NASCAR’s biggest stars will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jan. 27-30, 2003, for the largest test session outside of Daytona.
In past years, as many as 50 teams from the NASCAR Winston Cup and NASCAR Busch Series have used LVMS’ 1.5-mile superspeedway to prepare for the UAW-DaimlerChrylser 400, Sam’s Town 300 and the upcoming season.
NASCAR Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart, four-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon and 2003 Raybestos rookie-of-the-year contenders Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears have informed speedway officials that they will participate in the test session.
Gordon and Stewart used the test at LVMS to springboard their championship seasons in 2001 and 2002.
Once again, the speedway’s grandstands will be open free of charge to race fans wanting to watch the testing. There will be no public admittance to the pit areas. LVMS will announce a complete list of participants in the test the week prior to the test.
The UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is scheduled for Sunday, March 2. The Sam’s Town 300 will be Saturday, March 1. Qualifying for both events will be Friday, Feb. 28. In addition to the superspeedway, the Bullring will be active on Thursday, Feb. 27 with a 100-lap Super Late Model race and the dirt track will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Feb. 28 and March 1.