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(formerly California Speedway)

Address:
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

Phone:
(909) 429-5000
Fax (909) 429-5500
Tickets (888) 472-2849 or (800) 944-RACE (7223)
TDD: 1-866-ISC-TRAK (For hearing impaired guests)

Track Specs:
Track/Race Length: 2.0 mile D-shaped oval, 250 laps, 500 miles
Superspeedway: 2.0-mile oval 75 feet wide with a 15 foot apron
Banking: turns: 14°; front stretch 11°; backstretch 3°
Front Stretch: 3,100feet
Back Stretch: 2,500feet
Pit Road: 2,200 feet long with 44 individual pit stalls
Garages: Three garages with 100 spaces
Pit Road Speed: 55mph
Pace Car Speed: 60mph
Approx: 1,800 Infield RV spaces
Grandstand seating capacity: 68,000 [was 81,000 and 84,000]
Seating Chart
Opened: 1997

Pit Stalls:
Length: 42 feet
Width: 20 feet

Track Websites:
Auto Club Speedway
ISC Motorsports
Auto Club Speedway - Twitter
Auto Club Speedway - Facebook
Auto Club Speedway - MySpace


    Track Records & Stats

  • March 2014 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 132.987mph, started 14th

  • The Final October 2010 Race Winner: #14-Tony Stewart, 131.953, started 22nd
  • Track Race Record: #14-Tony Stewart, 3/25/2012, 160.166mph
  • Slowest Race Record: #38-Elliott Sadler, Sept 2004, 128.324mph
  • Oldest Winner: Rusty Wallace, 44 years, 8 months, 15 days, 4/29/2001
  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch, 20 years, 4 months, 2 days, 9/4/2005
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Matt Kenseth, 2/26/2006, started 31st

  • March 2014 Pole Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 187.315, finished 4th

  • The Final October 2010 Pole Winner: #1-Jamie McMurray, 185.285, finished 17th
  • Track Qualifying Record: #5-Kyle Busch, Feb 2005, 188.425mph
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner, 42 years, 10 months, 2 days, 4/30/2000
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 19 years, 9 months, 25 days, 2/27/2005

  • Most Wins: 5 - Jimmie Johnson

  • Most Poles: 3 - Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin

  • Most Top 5s: 12 - Jimmie Johnson; 10 - Jeff Gordon

  • Most Top 10s: 14 - Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth

  • Most Laps Led by a Winner: Mark Martin, 5/3/1998, 165 laps

  • Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 1 - Kevin Harvick, 3/27/2011

  • Most Leaders: 16 - 9/7/2007

  • Most Lead Changes: 33 - 2/24/2008

  • Fewest Leaders: 5 - 3/25/2012

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 9 - 3/25/2012

  • Most Cautions: 12 - 2/24/2008

  • Most Caution Laps: 51, 9/5/2004

  • Fewest Cautions: 1 - 3/25/2012

  • Fewest Caution Laps: 5 - 3/25/2012

  • Most Running at the Finish: 42 - 9/3/2006

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 31 - 10/11/2009

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 12 - Chevy; 10 - Ford; 2 - Toyota; 1 - Dodge

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 1

  • Races won from starting pos 2: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 3: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 9: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 14: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 16: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 17: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 19: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 22: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 24: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 25: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 31: 1
  • Races won from the top 5: 9 of 24
  • Races won from the top 10: 13 of 24


Track News and Announcements

  • Dave Allen named president of Auto Club Speedway: International Speedway Corporation announced it has named Dave Allen President of Auto Club Speedway effective immediately. Allen accepts the role from his most recent position as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ACS. Allen replaces Gillian Zucker who was recently named President of Business Operations for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. Allen, 41, a 17-year veteran in the sports marketing industry, will report to ISC President, John R. Saunders and will be responsible for all operations of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway. Allen joined Penske Motorsports at previously-named California Speedway in April of 1999 after spending one year at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. From 2002-2006, Allen served as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. He was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2006 with oversight of all sponsorship, hospitality, suite and consumer sales. In 2008 Allen, along with former track president Gillian Zucker, completed the Speedway's groundbreaking naming rights partnership with Auto Club of Southern California. Allen, his wife and three children reside in Upland, CA.(ACS)(12-15-2014)

  • Atlanta removing 17,000 seats, Charlotte 41,000 UPDATE: Atlanta Motor Speedway's parent company, Speedway Motorsports, Inc., announced Tuesday that they will remove 17,000 seats from the track's grandstands. The company anticipates using those areas for premium hospitality, advertising and other facility purposes. Their sister track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, is losing 41,000 seats.(wgxa.tv), see image of the CMS construction at Slugger Labbe's Twitter.(12-10-2014)
    UPDATE: Alterations announced this week are in line with a trend of tracks removing seats. Charlotte, after removing 41,000 seats this winter, will be down to permanent seating of 89,000 in 2015, a startlingly low capacity considering its location in NASCAR's epicenter. But it's par for the course. Atlanta is removing 17,000 seats to get down to 75,000; Dover is removing 17,500 seats to get down to 95,500; and Daytona is removing its backstretch grandstands of 46,500 next spring to go to 101,500 seats. Other tracks on the circuit have made similar changes.
    At its peak in 2007, International Speedway Corp.'s 12 major tracks had 1.1 million grandstand seats (not including suites). After the Daytona renovation, ISC will be down 30 percent to approximately 761,000 seats.
    In 2013 alone, the following ISC tracks cut seats: Talladega (from 108,000 to 78,000), Richmond (91,000 to 71,000), Chicagoland (69,000 to 55,500), Michigan (84,000 to 71,000), California (81,000 to 68,000), Darlington (60,000 to 58,000) and Homestead (56,000 to 46,000). Any additional cuts likely will be revealed when its annual report comes out in January.
    With the current Charlotte and Atlanta reductions, Speedway Motorsports has cut 101,000 seats (12 percent) across seven of its tracks since 2009, although it added 38,000 at Kentucky when it moved a Cup race to that track. SMI, which includes suites in its capacity estimates, cut capacity in 2013 at Atlanta (from 98,000 to 92,000), Bristol (158,000 to 153,000) and New Hampshire (96,000 to 95,000).
    Dover listed 135,000 seats in 2009, so its reduction in recent years is 29 percent. At one point, it reduced 20,000 seats by replacing the current seats with wider ones for more fan comfort, a move done by many racetracks. Indianapolis and Pocono, privately owned, do not have to report their capacities, but Indianapolis also has removed seats.(see full article at th

  • Black Friday deals at Auto Club Speedway: Purchase a ticket to Auto Club Speedway's Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race between Black Friday (Nov. 28) and Cyber Monday (Dec. 1) and Auto Club Speedway will put a little jingle back in your pocket by waiving ALL SERVICE FEES on ANY tickets purchased during that period. Auto Club Speedway is offering several ticket packages to fit everyone's price range including, just in time for the holidays, the Auto Club Speedway Holiday Package. The special, limited-time package includes two tickets to the Auto Club 400 on March 22, two pit passes and a scanner rental with a set of headphones all for $99 (a $225 value). Purchase now and we'll waive the SERVICE FEES. The special offer expires Dec. 31, 2015. Visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/holiday.(ACS)(11-27-2014)

  • Gillian Zucker leaves Auto Club Speedway and heads to the Los Angeles Clippers: The Los Angeles Clippers today announced Gillian Zucker as the club's new President of Business Operations. A sports industry veteran who was named one of the top five most powerful women in motorsports by MSN and FOX, Zucker comes to the Clippers after spending nine years as the President of Auto Club Speedway, the largest race track on the West Coast. "I am extremely happy to add a leader like Gillian to our team," Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer said. "Her clear and creative business vision, innovative approach to marketing and experience working in the Los Angeles sports market make her the perfect fit to lead the Clippers during this transcendent time."
    "What an exciting time to be part of the L.A. Clippers," said Zucker. "There's something special happening in this organization that has captured the attention of Los Angeles, the NBA and the nation. Steve Ballmer's energy and enthusiasm is contagious and inspiring. We are just getting started." Zucker was named President of Auto Club Speedway in June 2005 and led all aspects of the Speedway's business - including operations, ticketing, finance, communications and marketing. In addition, she served on the International Speedway Corporation executive management team and oversaw Chicagoland and Kansas Speedways. She was successful in repackaging NASCAR to appeal to a Southern California audience and developed the Auto Club Speedway into an industry leader in diversity of audience. Zucker's innovations included a wide-ranging capital improvement plan, improved traffic and parking management, and completion of the only current naming rights track agreement in the sport in 2008.
    Prior to her time at Auto Club Speedway, Zucker served as Daytona International Speedway's Vice President of Business and Development. She joined International Speedway Corporation (ISC), the owner of Auto Club Speedway, in 1998 as Director of Business Development for Kansas Speedway and was shortly promoted to Vice President of Operational Development. Before joining ISC, Zucker worked in Minor League Baseball, serving as Assistant General Manager of the Durham (NC) Bulls. A graduate of Hamilton College, Zucker serves on the board of the California Chamber. She was appointed by the Governor to the California Travel and Tourism Commission, and also serves at the request of Mayor Eric Garcetti, as a Los Angeles Convention Center Commissioner. Other board roles include the Los Angeles Sports Council, the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission Advisory Board, Young Presidents Organization and the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Foundation.(ACS)(11-7-2014)

  • Auto Club Speedway tickets on sale Monday: On Monday, Oct. 13, race fans can take advantage of early bird pricing for NASCAR's 2015 return to Southern California by purchasing tickets to the Auto Club 400 weekend, March 20-22, at Auto Club Speedway. For as low as $35, you can lock in the best prices and chose the best seats available. And if at some point, Auto Club Speedway offers a different ticket deal that you prefer, you can always switch. Race fans will never be penalized for committing early. To purchase tickets or for more information call 800-944-RACE, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. In addition to race weekend tickets, Auto Club Speedway also offers several ticket packages to fit everyone's price range.(ACS)(10-10-2014)

  • Sunday's race a sellout: Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker announced that grandstand tickets for Sunday's Auto Club 400 have been sold out. Those wishing to purchase standing room only tickets can still join the Auto Club 400 festivities by calling 1-800-944-RACE (7223). "Southern California fans have proven the Auto Club Speedway is the place to be March 23rd," said Zucker. "Let's go racing!"(Auto Club Speedway)(3-22-2014)

  • Bode & Morgan Miller named honorary starters in California: Olympic Medalist skier Bode Miller and his wife, AVP pro beach volleyball player, Morgan, will serve as Honorary Starters for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23. As Honorary Starter, the Millers will wave the green flag to get the Auto Club 400 underway. Miller, who took home a bronze medal in the Olympic Super-G competition recently in the Sochi Olympics in Russia is considered one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 victories - one of five men to win World Cup events in all five disciplines. He won six medals in the Winter Olympics, the most of any U.S. skier  two silvers (Giant Slalom and Combined) in Salt Lake City 2002, a gold (Super Combined), a silver (Super-G) and a bronze (Downhill) in Vancouver 2010 and a bronze (Super-G) in Sochi. Morgan Miller is a professional beach volleyball player and model. As a professional, Miller plays for Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP). In 2010 she was featured in a Nike ad campaign. The Newport Beach, Calif. native honed her skills at the college level at Cal where she was named to the PAC-10 All-Freshman team and was twice an Honorable Mention All-PAC-10 selection.(ACS)(3-21-2014)

  • Pia Toscano to sing National Anthem at Auto Club 400: Critically-acclaimed recording artist Pia Toscano, will sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 23 at Auto Club Speedway. Toscano will also perform 'God Bless America' during Auto Club Speedway's "Tribute to Unions and the American Worker" during pre-race festivities. Toscano has made a name for herself as a vocalist with a rich, emotionally transparent voice, clearly influenced by the likes of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Etta James and Luther Vandross. Performing since the age of four, Toscano was widely considered one of American Idol's Season 10 frontrunners thanks to her powerhouse vocal ability and dark-haired beauty. She has performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, The White House, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You can Dance The Disney Channel, and is currently known as the "Voice of the LA KINGS" singing the National Anthem at their home games at the Staples Center.(ACS)(3-20-2014)

  • Auto Club Speedway adds SAFER barrier: When #11-Denny Hamlin returns to Auto Club Speedway this week, he'll find more of the SAFER barrier in the area where he crashed last year. The Southern California facility has added an additional 1,000 feet of the Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barrier inside Turn 4, according to a track spokesman. The change was made in September, six months after Hamlin sustained a broken back vertebra after crashing into an unprotected area of the wall in the track's Sprint Cup Series event last March. In the wake of the accident, NASCAR officials said experts would reevaluate that section of the wall and recommend changes if necessary. SAFER barriers are typically first installed along the parts of track walls where impacts are most likely to occur, but it's not uncommon for the barriers to be added or altered in reaction to accidents. A Jeff Gordon hit at Las Vegas, an Elliott Sadler incident at Pocono and a Jeff Fuller accident at Kentucky each resulted in changes being made to walls or barriers at those facilities.(NASCAR.com)(3-19-2014)

  • Matt Rogers to sing National Anthem prior to Auto Club Nationwide race: Auto Club Speedway officials announced that Arcadia's Matt Rogers, TV personality, singer/songwriter and currently the host of GSN's culinary reality series "Beat The Chefs" will perform the National Anthem prior to Saturday's TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 NNS race at Auto Club Speedway, March 22. Rogers is best known for hosting "Coming Home," a poignant reality docu-series on Lifetime, which followed the surprise reunions of military members and their loved ones, as they returned home from active duty. Rogers put his songwriting experience into play, by writing and performing the theme song for "Coming Home" titled "I'm Coming Home" which has since resonated and served as a voice for the experience of military families around the country.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-18-2014)

  • Auto Club Speedway Kids Club releases storybook app: Auto Club Speedway, already the leader in youth initiatives in the motorsports industry, will add yet another feather to its cap with the launch of Lefty & The Radtastic Road Rally interactive storybook app, available for iPad, the racing world's first storybook app specifically targeting young readers. The storybook app is available free-to-play through the Apple App Store. With the app, produced by Bento Box Interactive and designed by Emmy-winning artist Bob Boyle (The Fairly Odd Parents and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!), readers will get a front row seat to the action as Lefty Turner and his pit crew get ready for race day, which comes alive with animation, music and sound effects. Who will win the race and survive treacherous obstacles including the dreaded Motorcar Monkey Pirates? Will it be the studious Lefty or his hasty rival Righty McRightson? Features of the app include reading highlighted words along with the narrator, beautifully illustrated and animated pages, touch and swipe interactive pages and a high quality musical score. Lefty & The Radtastic Road Rally is free-to-play for iPad devices available through the Apple App Store.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-17-2014)

  • Mindy Kaling to drive pace car at Auto Club Speedway: Mindy Kaling will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2014 Toyota Camry Pace Car as she leads the field of 43 stock cars before the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23. Emmy Award-nominated Mindy Kaling is a quadruple-threat to be reckoned with. Kaling is an actor, writer, producer and director. She wears all these hats on the critically acclaimed series The Mindy Project. Kaling also starred as "Kelly Kapoor" on the Emmy Award-winning comedy "The Office." Initially hired in 2004 as a writer and performer for the American version of the British cult hit, she wrote more than 18 episodes of the series, including "Niagara," which scored her an Emmy nod.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-15-2014)

  • The Great Gonzo is grand marshal for the Auto Club 400: Already a daredevil in his own right, the Great Gonzo will spend Sunday, March 23 among his peers in NASCAR, just two days after his new movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," hits the big screen. The poultry-loving daredevil and plumbing aficionado will give the command "Drivers, Start Your Engines" to NASCAR's own field of 43 daredevils as Grand Marshal for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. "Going around in circles as fast as possible is how I got my start," said Gonzo, who counts NASCAR racing among his favorite sports. "So it's a real honor to be named Grand Marshal of this year's Auto Club 400! For me, it's right up there with sword-juggling, bog-snorkeling and competitive dentistry." Gonzo stars in the upcoming Disney movie "Muppets Most Wanted," which takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-14-2014)

    Auto Club Speedway names official craft beer: Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, founded on a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends, will serve as "The Official Craft Beer" of Auto Club Speedway for 2014. Located in nearby Redlands, Hangar 24 products as well as other craft beers, will be served on race day in the FanZone and throughout the facility during Auto Club 400 Race Weekend, March 21-23. Hangar 24 will also be available in the VONS Infield Store. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery was founded in 2008 across from the Redlands, California airport. Widely known for their flagship beer, Orange Wheat, the brewery takes its name from the hangar in which Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook and his fellow pilots would meet up with family and friends for a day of flying.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-13-2014)

  • Team Fastrax Skydiving Team to perform at Auto Club Speedway: Team Fastrax, America's Skydiving Team, will perform its renowned patriotic aerial flag display above Auto Club Speedway on March 23, prior to the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Southern California's premier motorsports facility. Made up of military veterans from the Rangers, Special Forces and Airborne units, Team Fastrax has totaled over 300,000 skydives including several NASCAR events as well as displays over Ground Zero in New York City, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Formed in 2002, they have also performed internationally in Moscow, Russia and Normandy, France.(ACS)(3-12-2014)

  • Billy Ray Cyrus to perform before Auto Club 400: The multi-Grammy nominated, award winning, American singer-songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus will get race day started in country/rock style at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23 when he performs a pre-race concert beginning at 10:00am on the O'Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone main stage. Cyrus has sold more than 25 million albums internationally; he has also had three #1 hit singles. Over the course of 12 studio albums since 1992, Cyrus has earned nearly 30 chart singles, including 15 Top 40 hits. Cyrus has also received major music awards including American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards.(ACS)(3-11-2014)

  • Press-Enterprise to sponsor pole day at Auto Club Speedway: The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. has partnered with Auto Club Speedway as the title sponsor of NASCAR's Pole Day on March 21. NASCAR's new "knockout" elimination qualifying will set the pole sitter for the Auto Club 400 scheduled to run Sunday, March 23. In addition to title sponsor of NASCAR's Pole Day, The Press-Enterprise becomes the "Official News Media Partner", "Official News Media Partner of Auto Club Dragway" and "Official Printing Partner of Lefty's Kids Club." The newspaper will handle all of the printing of all Kids Club and Reading Challenge materials and will also distribute papers to all of the hospitality facilities as well as to all infield RV guests during race weekend.(ACS)(3-8-2014)

  • Vons to provide infield service during Auto Club 400 weekend: Southern California supermarket Vons, will be on site during NASCAR's Auto Club 400 Weekend to provide an array of grocery needs to infield guests. And if that news isn't good enough, Vons will be on site during NASCAR Weekends for the next three years. Parent company Safeway, one of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S., will be the official grocery partner of Auto Club Speedway. Vons currently boasts 275 stores that serve millions of Southern Californians. The 5,000-square foot store will open its doors on Thursday, March 20 and will be open every day throughout race weekend. The store will also be open on Monday, March 24 for campers to pick up any last-minute items before they return home. Race fans will be able to find all of their camping and cooking needs in the store, from charcoal to food and groceries, as well as ice, beer, snacks and other campground favorites. The store will also serve as the unofficial social hub of the campground as race fans start each day with coffee, donuts, breakfast burritos and the morning paper.(ACS)(3-7-2014)

  • Two-Day ticket package available at Auto Club Speedway: Auto Club Speedway is offering a special two-day ticket package for the upcoming Auto Club 400 Weekend at Auto Club Speedway that includes tickets for the NNS 300 race on Saturday, March 22 and the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 23 and a scheduled question and answer session with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet. The Jeff Gordon ticket package is available for just $99. This incredible deal is available now through March 13 and includes: One general admission ticket to the NNS 300 on Saturday, March 22, One reserved ticket to the Auto Club 400 (rows 15-23) on Sunday, March 23, One FanVision scanner/video rental so you can listen, watch and follow every driver, every lap, and Exclusive Q&A with Jeff Gordon on Saturday, March 22. In addition to the Jeff Gordon ticket package, Auto Club Speedway offers many other ticket packages.(ACS)(2-26-2014)

  • Auto Club Speedway partners with Metrolink to again provide train sevice: Race fans looking for a stress-free, convenient and affordable way to get to Auto Club Speedway's Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race need not look any further! Auto Club Speedway has again partnered with Metrolink to provide direct train service to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 23 at Auto Club Speedway. Metrolink train tickets to the Auto Club 400 are only $19 for one (1) round trip train ticket. Metrolink will operate three trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. Metrolink's Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away at the race track. From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates. Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag.(Auto Club Speedway)(1-24-2013)

  • Blue Angels to perform flyover at Auto Club Speedway: The world renowned pride of the Navy and Marine Corps, United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will perform a flyover prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23. It is the only sporting event flyover on the Blue Angels 2014 schedule. With its storied history and precision flying, the mission of the Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. Additionally, the Blue Angels visit more than 50,000 people a show season (March through November) during school and hospital visits. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 68 performances at 35 locations in North America during the 2014 season, making this their 28th year of flying the F/A-18 Hornet.(Auto Club Speedway)(1-19-2014)

  • ISC to install video screens, improve wireless at tracks: International Speedway Corporation unveiled its plan to provide race fans with the sport's first fully-integrated multi-media race-day experience across all its motorsports facilities over the next few years. In addition to the thrilling live on-track racing action, fans will be able to enjoy rich multi-media content directly on their Sprint smartphones and other handheld devices, and on new high-definition video screens located throughout the racetrack. They will also enjoy enhanced connectivity to instantly share their raceday experience with friends inside and outside the track via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. These enhancements, which began in 2013 and will continue in 2014 and 2015, focus on several key areas:
    -- Digital High-Definition Video Screens: Beginning with Talladega Superspeedway in 2014, new large high-definition video boards will be installed across all ISC tracks. These video boards will be located throughout each facility to ensure all fans in attendance have a clear view of the screens to enjoy all the great content that it will deliver. -- Unique At-Track Content: ISC has deployed a fully-integrated multi-media content strategy to deliver up-to-the-second live in-race and in-car cameras views, instant race data and other interactive race-day content to enhance the live on-track action and provide fans with a raceday experience unlike any other in the industry.
    -- Enhanced Connectivity: Wi-Fi service will be provided in premium camping and fan areas, as well as in high-traffic areas. These services were already installed at Michigan International Speedway and Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in 2013, and will be rolled out to other venues in the ISC family in 2014 and 2015. In addition, ISC is working with American Tower Corporation to provide improved cellular coverage to include 4G connectivity for fans during race weekends.(ISC)(10-30-2013)

  • Dale Jr recommends small change to Auto Club Speedway: from a Team Chevy post race press conferences transcript, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked:
    Q. A lot has been said this weekend that the track hasn't been resurfaced or redone in a while. Some people are calling it character like Fenway Park or Wrigley Field. What's your take?
    DALE EARNHARDT, JR.: I think it's great. Do everybody a favor, whoever owns this place, and pave the back straightaway. If you pave the back straightaway, there's some real bad bumps, we all watched it on TV in the Nationwide race and I'm sure you saw it today. It's just going down the back straightaway. It probably doesn't cost much to pave the two lanes that we race in, and that would really cure any complaints that I got. I think the corners are perfect. I wouldn't pave anything or change anything about the turns. This place has got -- this is the age of asphalt that I think tracks strive for. This is what places like Michigan and Phoenix look forward to, you know, when they get a good 10, 15 years on their asphalt. This is really right in the ballpark, right in everybody's wheelhouse. I think everybody that runs in the Cup garage really likes the surface. It's just real bumpy down the back straightaway for some reason, and it doesn't have to be, and I think they can fix that with a couple lanes of asphalt on that outside toward the wall, and like I said, the corners, man, you couldn't ask for a better racetrack."(Team Chevy)(3-25-2013)

  • Armed Forces Foundation and NASCAR Bring "Troops to the Track" Program to the Auto Club 400: The Armed Forces Foundation and NASCAR continue the 2013 Troops to the Track TM program on Sunday, March 24th, by bringing service members based out of Camp Pendleton (CA) to the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway. They are pleased to again be partnering with NASCAR to allow for wounded service members, active duty troops, warriors in transition, veterans and military families throughout the country to enjoy a special day of NASCAR-style VIP activities at the racetrack. 2013 season of Troops to the Track is a program in which service members are treated to a daylong interactive at-track experience, which includes: a special invitation and recognition at the driver's pre-race meeting, a private tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, pit road access during driver introductions / National Anthem and special seating in the grandstands. See the attached document for more information about the program.(AFF)(3-23-2013)

  • Honorary Starter named for Auto Club 400: One of Mexico's most acclaimed and popular actresses, Kate del Castillo, will serve as Honorary Starter for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 24. As Honorary Starter, del Castillo will wave the green flag to get the Auto Club 400 underway. Del Castillo will soon star, alongside popular leading men Carlos Ponce and Christian Meier, in "Arranque de Pasion, La Historia de Ela," an original webnovela produced exclusively for Univision's online and mobile properties. A NASCAR-themed drama debuting on Univision.com/ArranqueDePasion on April 1, 2013 at midnight ET, "Arranque de Pasion, La Historia de Ela" is a co-production between Univision Studios and Kate del Castillo Productions, Inc., in association with NASCAR. To see del Castillo get the Auto Club 400 underway at Auto Club Speedway or to purchase tickets to race weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.(ACS)(3-20-2013)

  • Stars of GI Joe to serve as Auto Club 400 Grand Marshals: Stars of the upcoming film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, D.J. Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki, will serve as Grand Marshals for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. As Grand Marshals, Cotrona and Palicki will give the command "Drivers, start your engines" to the 43-car field of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Southern California's premier motorsports facility. In G.I. Joe: Retaliation, set for release in theaters on March 28, Cotrona plays Flint, a beloved character of the G.I. Joe mythology and a solid and strong-willed soldier who has a bit of a rebellious streak. Palicki plays Lady Jaye, the only female in the squad and never one to back down or be intimidated.(ACS)(3-19-2013)

  • Adelitas Way performing in Auto Club Fanzone: Capitol Recording artist Adelitas Way, who's current single "Alive" is approaching Top 5 at Active Rock will headline Auto Club Speedway's FanZone main entertainment stage on Saturday, March 23 from Noon - 1pm prior the Royal Purple 300 NNS race. In addition to seeing Adelitas Way perform live, fans will also have the opportunity to take part in all the fun in the FanZone surrounding race morning. The rockers will perform hits from both their self titled debut album as well as their sophomore CD Home School Valedictorian which includes the hit songs "Sick" and "Criticize" - both number one singles on the active rock chart. In keeping with their all-for-one-and-one-for-all outlook, Adelitas Way won't leave a gig until every waiting AW fan has met the band or gotten autographs. "I mean, we've played at festivals for 75,000 people, our first single ("Invincible") broke top five at active rock, and it's all because of the people who listen to us," says DeJesus. "We'll never forget that. We're blessed."(ACS)(3-19-2013)

  • Cody Karey to perform National Anthem for Auto Club Nationwide race: Verve Music recording artist Cody Karey will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Royal Purple 300 NNS race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 23. The 22-year-old tenor was discovered in 2006 while participating in a Talent Search contest by 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster, he was then invited to several prestigious events which eventually lead to a recording contract. While preparing for his album, Karey has traveled across North America, enthralling audiences with his breath-taking vocals and commanding stage presence. Karey is set to release his self-titled debut release on Verve Records this summer.(ACS)(3-17-2013)

  • Daymond John named honorary started for Auto Club Nationwide race: Daymond John, President, CEO and Founder of FUBU and Shark on ABC's Emmy nominated hit reality show Shark Tank, will serve as Honorary Starter for the Royal Purple 300 NNS race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 23. As Honorary Starter, John will wave the green flag to get the Royal Purple 300 underway. The event will be televised at 5:00pm/et on ESPN. Through FUBU-"For Us, By Us"- FUBU, Daymond John revolutionized the sportswear industry in the 1990s with a distinctive line of fashionable attire that transcended the underserved urban market and became wildly popular in the mainstream teen market. John has since gone on to own and operate several other lines including Crown Holder, Kappa USA, Coogi, and Heatherette. In addition, John established Shark Branding that specializes in brand strategies, brand development, licensing, artist relations, and marketing. John has appeared on Shark Tank since the show launched in 2009.(ACS)(3-15-2013)

  • "The Tenors" singing National Anthem at Auto Club 400: Verve recording artists 'The Tenors,' will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 24. The multi-platinum-selling vocal group has performed their blend of classical and contemporary pop for audiences around the world. The group's latest CD "Lead With Your Heart" was released via a U.S. deal with multi-Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, Chairman of Verve Music Group reaching #1 on Billboard's Crossover chart. In their short career, the Tenors (Remigio Pereira, Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef and Fraser Walters) have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver's 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-14-2013)

  • Auto Club Speedway hosts hauler parade: Everyone loves a parade - especially a NASCAR Hauler parade. To help get the Auto Club 400 Weekend underway, March 22-24, the spectacle of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade will make its way to Auto Club Speedway from Citizens Business Bank Arena (4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario) through Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, beginning at 6:00 pm/pt on Thursday, March 21. Along the parade route, NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Tony Stewart will make an appearance at the NASCAR Hauler Parade Festival at Bass Pro Shops (7777 Victoria Gardens Ln, Rancho Cucamonga). In addition, several merchandise haulers including Danica Patrick, Junior Nation, Tony Stewart, NASCAR and Auto Club Speedway will be on site. Stretching nearly an entire mile from the first hauler to the last, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade will make its way to Auto Club Speedway around 7:00 pm/pt.(ACS)(3-13-2013)

  • Ride Metrolink trains to Auto Club 400: Race fans looking for a stress-free, convenient and affordable way to get to Auto Club Speedway's Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race need not look any further! Auto Club Speedway (ACS) has again partnered with Metrolink to provide direct train service to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 24 at Auto Club Speedway. Metrolink train tickets to the Auto Club 400 are only $19 for one (1) round trip train ticket. Metrolink will operate three trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. Metrolink's Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away at the race track. From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates. Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag. For stops, more info and race tix, go to autoclubspeedway.com.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-8-2013)

  • Ratt to perform prerace concert at Auto Club 400: Los Angeles-based rockers RATT will get race day started in classic rock-and-roll style at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 24 when they perform a pre-race concert beginning at 10am on the FanZone main stage. Hard rockers Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren DeMartini (guitar), Bobby Blotzer (drums), Juan Croucier (bass) and Carlos Cavazo (guitar) - will perform hits including "Round and Round," "Wanted Man," and "Lay it Down" as well as many other fan favorites, shuttling listeners to a time when metal ruled the earth and real musicians wore eyeliner like a badge of honor. This year RATT is preparing to enter the studio and begin work on what will be their eleventh studio album, expected to arrive later this year.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-7-2013)

  • ISC reports dip in profits: International Speedway Corp. saw a year-over-year decline in both its 2012 fourth-quarter and full-year earnings and revenues, but the narrowing of the revenue decline for its core business operations to less than 1 percent has company officials encouraged. "We experienced leading signs of revenue stabilization this year," stated Lesa France Kennedy, ISC's chief executive officer, in both a news release and Thursday morning conference call with stock analysts. ISC, which operates Daytona International Speedway and a dozen other tracks around that country that host NASCAR races and other motorsports events, generated a net profit of roughly $54.6 million for its fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, down from $69.4 million in fiscal 2011, and a fourth-quarter net profit of about $24.7 million, down from $26.5 million the same period the previous year. Its revenues totaled $612.3 million in 2012, down from $629.7 million in 2011, and in the fourth quarter it generated $189.4 million in sales, down from $191.9 million the same period the previous year. Kennedy said ISC had year-over-year increases in both revenues from broadcast fees, corporate sponsorships and food, beverage and merchandise sales at races, but "we continue to experience modest headwinds with admissions, not to the degree experienced in 2011, but enough to know we still have further inroads to make with our consumer."(full article at the Daytona Beach News-Journal)(1-25-2013)

  • Another Amenity Unveiled at Auto Club Speedway: Continuing to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to fan amenities at Southern California's premier motorsports facility, Auto Club Speedway officials unveiled an incredible race weekend experience - The Pit Box Lounge. Located in the Terrace Suites, at the entrance of Pit Road at Turn 4 at the 2-mile D-shaped oval, the Pit Box Lounge offers individuals and groups of any size an upscale NASCAR race weekend experience. While supplies last, purchase this package by February 15 and receive the special purchase price of $799. After February 15, the price goes to $899.
    For more information or to purchase the Pit Box Lounge package, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/pitboxlounge.(ACS)(1-18-2013)

  • Toyota Camry to pack the Auto Club 400: As part of a new partnership between Auto Club Speedway and Toyota, officials announced today that the Toyota Camry will lead the field to the start of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Royal Purple 300 NNS race at Southern California's premier motorsports facility, March 23 - 24, 2013. The announcement is part of a marketing agreement between the two which makes the 2013 vehicle "The Official Pace Car of Auto Club Speedway".
    "Toyota is excited to extend its long-standing relationship with Auto Club Speedway when the Camry serves as the official pace car during the NASCAR race weekend," said Les Unger, national motorsports marketing manager for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. "Being based in southern California, Toyota has previously enjoyed a partnership with the track from a promotion and sponsorship perspective at various times throughout the years. This opportunity is a perfect fit for Toyota to showcase the 2013 Camry given the company's historical popularity in the southern California market."
    The Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. headquarters are located in Torrance, Calif., and the Camry is built at Toyota manufacturing facilities in Georgetown, Kentucky and Lafayette, Indiana. It has been the best-selling car in America for 11 straight years, and 15 of the past 16. The 2013 NASCAR season will feature the introduction of the new 2013 Camry race car with an updated and more unique identity. The Toyota made its NASCAR debut in 2004 when it entered the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the Tundra. In 2007, Toyota began competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR NNS Series with the Camry. To purchase tickets to see the 2013 Toyota Camry pace the field at the Auto Club 400 in March, or for information on the Auto Club Speedway and its other events, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.(ACS)(1-14-2013)

  • Auto Club Speedway offering garage tour package: There's only one place to get a behind the scenes look at the NASCAR garage from a truly unique vantage point. And there's only one way to get it. During Auto Club 400 Weekend March 22-24 at Auto Club Speedway, NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to see the inside workings of both NASCAR Sprint Cup teams and NNS teams at work, literally from the inside and from a bird's eye view from an elevated high-rise platform located in the center of the garage. But the only way to experience the "Frontrunners Garage" and the rest of Auto Club Speedway's unique new garage tour is to purchase a Garage Tour Package. Auto Club Speedway Garage Tours include a view from the top in the "Frontrunners Garage" (Sprint Cup) as well as the NNS competitors in Garage 1. A skilled tour guide will walk fans through NASCAR's nerve center with a behind-the-scenes look into the garage area which includes high-def televisions dotting the landscape as well as the unique vantage point. The Garage Tour Package for $165 includes: Guided NASCAR Garage Tour, Auto Club 400 Ticket (rows 24-48), Royal Purple 300 Ticket, NASCAR Qualifying Day Ticket.(Auto Club Speedway)(12-20-2012)(DATE)

  • Auto Club Speedway Launches "Season of Giving": Hoping to create a groundswell of goodwill amongst area race fans and holiday memories to last a lifetime for 2,000 underprivileged kids in Southern California, the Auto Club Speedway staff took the true meaning of the holiday giving season to heart and launched a personal "Season of Giving" program in hopes of providing some holiday cheer to those not as fortunate. The program idea, based on the spirit of giving, started with a simple question asked during a staff meeting on Tuesday. That question? "There are a lot of folks around here that aren't as lucky as we are. What can we do to make 2013 a little brighter for those not as fortunate?" With that, the "Season of Giving" program was launched in hopes of putting happiness in the hearts of thousands of children, and a sense of meaning in the hearts of those who provided.
    The program is simple: In an effort to open our hearts to those not as blessed, and knowing the "true" meaning of Christmas, purchase a $35 ticket to the March NASCAR Auto Club 400, donate that purchase back to the "Season of Giving" program and Auto Club Speedway will match each ticket purchased. Both tickets will then be donated to the area Boys and Girls Clubs to be given to youths who might otherwise never be able to attend an event at Auto Club Speedway.
    After the staff meeting, employees purchased tickets to the "Season of Giving" program, giving kids in the area the opportunity to attend the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24. Although a good start, Speedway employees hope the true spirit of giving permeates through the area in an effort to provide for those less fortunate. The "Season of Giving" program is available until December 31. To purchase a $35 ticket to NASCAR's Auto Club 400, March 24, and have it donated to the "Season of Giving" program, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/giving.(ACS)(12-15-2012)

  • Holiday Ticket Package available at Auto Club Speedway: There's no doubt that the Auto Club Speedway Holiday ticket package will be a treat. By purchasing Auto Club Speedway's Holiday Ticket Package you and that special NASCAR fan in your life will enjoy the highly anticipated return of 5-wide NASCAR racing to Southern California during Auto Club 400 Weekend, March 22-24. The Holiday Ticket Package offers the best deal around for Auto Club Speedway's 2013 NASCAR race. The $99 package includes: A pair of lower reserved grandstand tickets (rows 1-14) to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 24, 2013; A pair of Pre-Race Pit Passes; and a scanner rental with two sets of headphones. For more information or to purchase the best seats available visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office, located at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com.(Auto Club Speedway)(10-31-2012)

  • Honorary Starter named for Auto Club 400: Kristy Swanson, best known for her role as Buffy in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer and currently appearing in USA Network's American detective comedy-drama television series Psych, will serve as Honorary Starter for the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 25. As Honorary Starter, Swanson will wave the green flag to get the Auto Club 400 underway. In addition to her acting skills, Swanson showed off her driving skills on Friday at Auto Club Speedway in the first-annual DRIVE4COPD Pro-Am Celebrity Racing Challenge to benefit the millions of Americans living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Swanson was the only female on the winning team which included Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, X Games medalist Todd Potter, actor Bill Fichtner and NFL and reality star Hank Baskett. To purchase tickets to the Auto Club Speedway race weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.(Auto Club Speedway)(3-24-2012)

  • The Three Stooges [from the new movie] named Grand Marshals of Auto Club 400: World renowned knuckleheads Larry, Moe and Curley - The Three Stooges - will serve as Grand Marshals for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. As Grand Marshals, The Three Stooges will give the command, "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines," to the 43-car field of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In The Three Stooges, which hits theaters everywhere April 13, 2012, newborns Larry, Moe and Curley are left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns. The boys grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot...while stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. Stars in the movie include Sean Hayes as Larry; Will Sasso as Curley; and Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe. To see the Three Stooges get Sunday's race underway, call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com.(ACS)(3-23-2012)

  • Night Ranger to perform concert and sing National Anthem at ACS: Auto Club Speedway announced that rock sensation Night Ranger, celebrating their 30th anniversary, will perform on the Discover FanZone Entertainment Stage (10am) as well as the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 25. Tickets to the Auto Club 400, which include the Night Ranger live pre-race performance, start as low as $30. Supporting their latest album 'Somewhere In California' released around the world in 2011 and fresh off a world tour with Journey and Foreigner with over 95 shows on 5 continents in 2011, Night Ranger, who have sold 17 million albums worldwide, truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's while at the same time transcending it. The band brings their guitar-crunching, melodic brand of Hard Rock into the 21st century with unparalleled talent, energy and creativity.
    Night Ranger's legendary hits "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock in America," and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band's inception. Night Ranger's contributions are featured in multiple entertainment realms, including the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" and hit videogame series "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero." The band has also been recognized in such significant films and television shows as Boogie Nights and American Dad.
    The remaining founding members of the band have impressive resumes. Jack Blades was also in the supergroup Damn Yankees with Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw, with whom he also released the now classic Hallucination album and the more recent Influence. His songwriting credits include Aerosmith, Cher, Alice Cooper and Ozzy, to name just a few. Brad Gillis appeared on Ozzy's Speak of the Devil live album, while drummer Kelly Keagy has had a successful solo career of his own. Other members include Joel Hoekstra on guitar and vocals and Eric Levy on keyboards.(ACS), Night Ranger Replaces The All-American Rejects for the concert and JoJo as the singer of the National Anthem, no word why the All-American Rejects or JoJo were replaced.(3-21-2012)

  • Auto Club 400 National Anthem singer announced: JoJo, the youngest artist to ever reach #1 at the Top 40 Radio Format and the youngest solo artist to have a #1 song on Billboard Charts (both at age 13), will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 25. The now 21-year-olds newest album, her third, Jumping Trains, is scheduled for release this year. Named after one of her favorite songs on the upcoming Interscope Records project, says JoJo, "moving from Boston to L.A., transitioning from being a girl to being a young woman, living on my own, taking a different direction sonically, and just really finding myself and just jumping into a new chapter of life." For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office.(ACS)(3-16-2012)

  • Auto Club Speedway to have hauler parade: Everyone loves a parade - especially a NASCAR Hauler parade. To help get the Auto Club 400 Weekend underway, March 23-25, the spectacle of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade will make its way to Auto Club Speedway from Citizens Business Bank Arena (4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario) through Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Along the parade route, NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray (#1 Bass Pro Shops Chevy) will make an appearance at the NASCAR Hauler Festival at Bass Pro Shops (7777 Victoria Gardens Ln, Rancho Cucamonga) from 6-7p.m. Stretching nearly an entire mile from the first hauler to the last, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade will make its way to Auto Club Speedway around 7 p.m. For more information about the Hauler Parade and to purchase tickets to the Auto Club 400, call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.(ACS)(3-13-2012)

  • All-American Rejects to perform at Auto Club Speedway Auto Club Speedway announced that rock sensation The All-American Rejects will perform on the DiscoverIE FanZone Entertainment Stage prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 25 at 10:15 a.m. Tickets to the Auto Club 400, which include The All-American Rejects live pre-race performance, start as low as $35. Their newest album, Kids in the Street is scheduled for release March 26. The All-American Rejects first single, "Beekeeper's Daughter" along with the rest of the tracks on Kids In The Street, was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells, who is known for his work with Adele, Katy Perry, and OneRepublic, among many others. The All-American Rejects are scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, March 27. After their spring tour, The All-American Rejects join Blink-182 on the road and make a return visit to Bamboozle Saturday, May 19.(ACS)(3-10-2012)

  • Auto Club Speedway salutes law enforcement: Auto Club Speedway and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and have teamed up to offer all law enforcement officers, employees, friends and families a full day of NASCAR racing while honoring officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. A special Law Enforcement Appreciation ticket package for the March 25th Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway is available to all law enforcement officers, employees and their friends and families. For every Law Enforcement Appreciation ticket sold, $10 will be donated to the Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. "This is a great opportunity for the law enforcement community to get together and have some fun, while also remembering those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty," said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. "We're thrilled to partner with the Auto Club Speedway to offer this special package to the law enforcement community. It should be a great day of camaraderie and entertainment for law enforcement professionals and those who support them." The Memorial Fund's mission is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.
    The Law Enforcement Appreciation ticket package is just $59 (a $109 value) and includes:
    Reserved Grandstand Ticket rows 1-14 (upgrade available)
    Pre-Race Pit Pass
    $10 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
    A special edition NLEOMF Challenge Coin
    In addition to the Law Enforcement Appreciation ticket package, Auto Club Speedway offers free parking and allows fans to bring in their own food, making race weekend an incredible value full of fun and entertainment. To purchase this special offer, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/law, visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335 or call (888) 849-RACE (7223). This package expires on March 16.(ACS)(2-14-2012)

  • Ride Metrolink Trains to Auto Club 400: Race fans looking for a stress-free, convenient and affordable way to get to Auto Club Speedway's Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race need not look any further! Auto Club Speedway has partnered with Metrolink to provide direct train service to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 25 at Auto Club Speedway. "Auto Club Speedway and Metrolink are excited to team together to provide race fans an affordable and convenient transportation option to the Auto Club 400 in March," said Speedway President Gillian Zucker. "In this economy everybody likes a bargain. For our race fans, there aren't many better than this one." Metrolink will operate three charter trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. Metrolink's Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away at the race track. From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates. Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag. More details about train routes, stops included, tickets and approved carry-in items, go to: at autoclubspeedway.com.(Auto Club Speedway)(2-7-2012)

  • Auto Club Speedway offers Valentine's Day ticket special: It's a Valentine's Day gift that both of you will love, spending time together at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 25. Whether you and your loved one are sitting side by side watching 43 of the world's best drivers battle for a trip to Gatorade Victory Lane; taking a stroll down pit road where race teams are getting ready for the big race; positioned front and center of the pre-race stage for driver introductions or listening to your favorite drivers talk with their crew chiefs on the scanner... It will be a memorable experience that you'll have together. The Valentine's Day ticket package is an incredible deal for just $99 (a $225 value) and includes: a pair of tickets to the Auto Club 400 (rows 1-14) on Sunday, March 25; a pair of Pre-Race Pit Passes; and Scanner Rental with a pair of headphones In addition to the Valentine's Day ticket package, Auto Club Speedway offers free parking and allows fans to bring in their own food, making race weekend an incredible value full of fun and entertainment. The Valentine's Day ticket package is available now through February 14, while supplies last. So don't let this package get away. For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.(ACS)(2-3-2012)

  • Every Tuesday in January Means a Free Kazoo for fans: Auto Club Speedway's $35 Ticket Tuesday started Jan 3s today and NASCAR race fans who take advantage of one of the most unique and most talked about ticket promotions, will receive a FREE kazoo for each $35 ticket purchased on any Tuesday in January to celebrate National Kazoo Day. In addition to National Kazoo Day in January, Auto Club Speedway will celebrate National Bubblegum Day in February and National Make Your Own Holiday Day in March. Each Tuesday during the months of January, February and March, Auto Club Speedway will give away "extra goodies" to anyone who mentions "Ticket Tuesday" when purchasing a $35 ticket to the Auto Club 400 on March 25. But hurry, these extra incentives are sure to go quickly. Call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit the Speedway ticket office on Tuesday's between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. And for numerous ticket packages starting as low as $35 visit www.autoclubspeedway.com or call 800-944-RACE (7223).(Auto Club Speedway)(1-4-2012)

  • California Speedway to change name UPDATE: In a landmark development within the motorsports industry, California Speedway will announce a deal with the Automobile Club of Southern California for the naming rights to the 11-year-old track. The agreement is for 10 years, but no financial terms have been released. According to industry sources, the deal is estimated to be worth between $50 to $75 million. "This will redefine track licensing," said Speedway president Gillian Zucker, who will preside over today's press conference along with Tom McKernan, president and CEO of the Auto Club. "It's a powerful platform, very unique. This will be more than a signage and media deal." Under the terms of the agreement, the official name of the track that first opened in 1997 will be the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. The Auto Club already had a presence at the Fontana facility. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is the Auto Club 500 and the Speedway's drag strip was christened the Auto Club Dragway in 2007.(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)(2-21-2008)
    UPDATE: International Speedway Corporation and the Automobile Club of Southern California-the nation's largest member of the AAA federation-today unveiled details of a new partnership. At a trackside press conference, Speedway President Gillian Zucker and Auto Club CEO Tom McKernan announced the re-naming of the state's premier motorsports facility as the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. The new partnership will place a premium on enhancing the fan experience at the Auto Club Speedway, with special initiatives aimed at Auto Club members, and a series of capital improvements that will make the racetrack more comfortable, accessible and enjoyable. Detailed plans are still being developed, but as soon as this year, fans can expect to see new escalators, increased shade, new misting zones, and new interactive fan-friendly elements incorporating new technologies. The Auto Club and its affiliated insurance company will use the Speedway facilities to expand development of automotive technology and driver safety initiatives. Activities will include testing at the Speedway to evaluate new automobile equipment and performance characteristics, and the opening of new Auto Club Teen and Mature Driver Schools at the track. The Auto Club Dragway, located on the north side of the Speedway facility, will continue as a site for the National Hot Rod Association street legal drag racing program, offering Southern Californians a safe alternative to illegal street racing.(California Speedway)(2-23-2008)


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