|Date September 15, 1996||Official name Las Vegas 500K|
|Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
Course Permanent racing facility 1.500 mi / 2.414 km
Distance 208 laps 312.000 mi / 502.115 km
Weather Dry with temperatures reaching up to 90 °F (32 °C); maximum wind speeds of 20 miles per hour (32 km/h) reported throughout the day
The 1996 Las Vegas 500K was the second round of the 1996-1997 Indy Racing League. The race was held on September 15, 1996, at the 1.500 mi (2.414 km) Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Clark County, Nevada. This race was carried live on ABC, but a slow pace caused by several cautions saw the broadcast run late, and was ultimately cut off before the conclusion of the race.