Motorsports and the Mob: The History of the Stardust Raceway in Las Vegas
Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. in the Oscar B. Goodman room on the 3rd floor
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum admissionWatch
Professional motorsports arrived in Las Vegas with the introduction of the Stardust International Raceway in the 1960s. Due to its connection with the hotel of the same name, it quickly became notorious with organized crime activity off the Strip. In this daytime program, Randall Cannon will explore this interesting intersection of where car racing met organized crime.
A book signing will follow this event.