Speedway Motorsports Reports Las Vegas Sell-out; 10,000 New Seats Planned for 2004 Event


CONCORD, N.C., Feb 25, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Speedway Motorsports (NYSE:TRK) officials announced today all reserved seats for the March 2 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been sold.

This marks the second consecutive year all reserved seats for this event have been sold prior to the race, prompting officials to announce plans to increase the track's seating capacity. With work scheduled to begin after the March 2 event, an additional 10,000 seats will be built above the front straightaway prior to the start of the 2004 racing season.

"Our ticket sales have been unprecedented, especially in a difficult economy," said Chris Powell, general manager of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "I fully believe this points up several facts - that Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a great place to watch NASCAR racing, and that Las Vegas is a wonderful city to visit."

Race fans who have not yet purchased tickets for Sunday's sixth annual event still may attend the Winston Cup race by purchasing a special $88 Triple Play package. The Triple Play includes infield access for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, a reserved seat for the March 1 Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series race and a general-admission seat for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event on Sept. 27.

A number of stands will be erected in the infield area, and they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. Some reserved handicap area tickets remain, as well as individual suite-access packages.

For tickets or information, call the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.gospeedway.com

Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary. The Company also owns Performance Racing Network which broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to over 750 stations nationwide. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.gospeedway.com.

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