This aerial panoramic photograph of Las Vegas Motor Speedway was taken by James Blakeway and features the 1600-acre venue during its annual NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series race. Located a few miles north of Las Vegas, the racing complex includes a 1.5-mile superspeedway, a short track, a dirt track and a drag racing facility. Construction of the $200 million complex began in 1995 with seating capacity for 100,000. By 2006, seating capacity had grown to nearly 150,000. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, home to the famous Neon Garage, has the distinction of being the first completely new superspeedway to be built in the southwest region of the United States in more than 20 years.