NASCAR’s Western Swing, a series of three races on consecutive weekends in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California, gives teams plenty of opportunities for recreation in one of the most picturesque parts of the country.
Take Kurt Busch and the crew of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, for example.
On Wednesday, Busch treated his team members to a day of driving high-performance Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingrays at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club in Pahrump, Nevada. Spring Mountain Motor Resort has more than six miles of racetrack and more than 30 configurations, which resort officials say makes it the second biggest track in the world.
Sprint Mountain, which is about an hour west of Las Vegas, is also home to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, where drivers of all skill levels can hone their driving abilities with expert instructors.
And for racers on a day off, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect activity than ripping around a world-class track in Corvettes. As fun goes, it doesn’t get any better than that.