Auto Club Speedway (formerly the California Speedway)
Auto Club Speedway
Club Speedway is D-shaped speedway located in Fontana California
near Interstate 10 and
Interstate 15. The
Auto Club Speedway hosts NASCAR and other races throughout the year.
Completed in 1997, the speedway holds up to 91 thousand people. The land
on which the speedway is located was once the Kaiser Steel Mill. The
speedway has four different courses: a Speedway Oval;
a Sports Car Course; a Motorcycle Course; and a test circuit.
The Auto Club Speedway changed its named from the California Speedway in 2008 when, as the only facility of its kind, sold its naming rights to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Speedway also hosts an IZOD Series Indy Race and starting in 2012 will host an Indy Car Race.
The Speedway lists some amazing facts about what went into building and running the place:
There are 17 miles of fences used.
There are 300.000 tons of asphalt used to pave the place.
There are 17 miles of piping for drainage, sewer and water.