Historic drag race takes place in Vegas

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The most power vehicles on four wheels roll into Las Vegas this weekend.

It’s an historic weekend in southern Nevada and the first time you can say they’re racing 4 wide at the Las Vegas speedway. There are only two drag strips in the United States that feature 4 wide, one in Charlotte, and the other in Las Vegas. Racing continues through the weekend on a brand-new strip that includes 225,000 pounds of steel, 10,000 tons of gravel, eight tons of asphalt and 4,400 yards of concrete.

8 News NOW Sports Director Chris Maathuis has the story. 

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