Vegas West Series Race Moving To The Bullring

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The Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring, which last hosted NASCAR touring series racing in 2012, will host an ARCA Menards Series West race in February. (NASCAR photo)

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 2020 spring weekend received an overhaul on Wednesday, with the announcement that the ARCA Menards Series West Star Nursery 150 will move from The Dirt Track at Las Vegas to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The track’s racing lineup will begin on Thursday, Feb. 20, with the Star Nursery 150 at the three-eighths-mile Bullring. The addition of the ARCA event gives LVMS four consecutive days of racing and brings the newly merged series – previously known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – to the property’s short track for the first time since 2012.

“This is a great way to kick off our February 2020 race weekend, and we couldn’t be happier to come together with NASCAR and the ARCA Menards Series West to put this race together,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “Star Nursery has been a valued partner of ours for many years, and we can’t wait to showcase The Bullring to a national audience with the Star Nursery 150. We’ve had a great 2019 season, and next year’s racing lineup is shaping up to be another record-setter for us.”

The Star Nursery-sponsored K&N Pro Series West race was a popular addition to LVMS’s September race weekend in 2018, when Sheldon Creed emerged victorious at The Dirt Track, and again there in February when Hailie Deegan made her way to victory lane.

The 150-lap Bullring race will be accompanied by a super late model open competition event, as well as features in other divisions.

The Bullring – constructed in 1985 and reconfigured in 2000 – previously hosted K&N Pro Series West races from 2001-03 and in 2011 and 2012.