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NASCAR Weekend Pays Off For Vegas

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(photo: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

(photo: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  NASCAR Weekend proved to be a sure bet for Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says the March event generated over $240 million for the local economy. That’s up more than 26% from last year.

Seventy-one percent of race fans came from out of town, and 13% were international visitors.

The three-day NASCAR event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway featured several races, capped by the Kobalt Tools 400.

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