Auto Club Speedway

Track Length:2 Miles
Race Length:500 Miles (Races 1 & 2)
First Race:June 22, 1997 - California 500
Banking:14° (Corners); 11° (Frontstretch); 3° (Backstretch)
Lengths:3,100 feet (Frontstretch); 2,500 (Backstretch)

Track History

Mailing Address
9300 Cherry Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335

Races: 27
Race Winners: 15
Youngest Race Winner: Kyle Busch (9/4/2005 - 20 years, 4 months, 2 days)
Oldest Race Winner: Rusty Wallace (4/29/2001 - 44 years, 8 months, 15 days)
Races Won from Pole: 1
Last Race Won from Pole: Jimmie Johnson (8/31/2008)
Race Record: Tony Stewart - 160.166 mph (3/25/2012)

  Last Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Cars: 39 43 - 25 Times 39 (3/26/2017)
Lead Changes: 26 35 (3/23/2014) 9 (3/25/2012)
Leaders: 8 16 (9/2/2007) 5 (3/25/2012)
Cautions: 6 12 (2/25/2008) 1 (3/25/2012)
Caution Laps: 33 51 (9/5/2004) 5 (3/25/2012)
Lead Lap Finish: 31 32 (3/22/2015) 9 - Twice
Running at the Finish: 35 43 (3/22/2015) 31 (10/11/2009)
Laps Led (Winner): 25 228 (8/31/2008) 1 - Twice
Margin of Victory: 0.772 12.871 (5/2/2004) 0.144 (3/27/2011)

Stats Updated Prior to the 2017 Race

In the spring of 1942, Henry J. Kaiser broke ground for the first integrated steel mill located West of the Rockies. The Auto Club Speedway was built at the historic site of the former Kaiser Steel Mill.

Henry J. Kaiser broke ground on the first integrated steel mill west of the Rockies and was a key provider of steel used in the construction of Liberty ships during the War. Kaiser Steel went bankrupt and on December 31, 1983, the mill was shut down permanently.

In late 1993, Penske Corporation started discussions with Kaiser Ventures, Inc. and a formal agreement was reached in early 1994 to build a superspeedway on the site, which by this time had been listed by the EPA as eligible for Superfund cleanup.

Workers broke ground in late November 1995, and after demolition of remaining structures, in excess of 1 million tons of rubble and thousands of tons of scrap metal removal of scrap metal were removed and recycled wherever possible. Two million cubic yards of earth were moved and graded to shape the track before some 300,000 tons of asphalt were spread and rolled smooth.

Less than two years later, a sold-out crowd of over 90,000 fans watched the green flag drop for the inaugural California 500. Jeff Gordon took the first checkered flag at Auto Club Speedway.

In July 1999, Auto Club Speedway became part of International Speedway Corporation when Penske Motorsports, Inc. merged with ISC.

Lights were added to the track in 2003 and the first races scheduled to finish "Under the Lights" were two Cup Series events at the speedway in 2004; the May 2 Auto Club 500 and the September 5 Pop Secret 500.

Directions & Parking

From the North:
I-15 South to I-215 South
I-215 South to I-10 West
I-10 West to Cherry Ave. Exit
Northbound on Cherry Ave.

From the South:
I-15 North to Hwy 91 East
Hwy 91 East to I-215 North
I-215 North to I-10 West
I-10 West to Cherry Ave. Exit
Northbound on Cherry Ave.

From the East:
I-10 West to Cherry Ave. Exit
Northbound on Cherry Ave.

From the West:
I-10 East to Cherry Ave. Exit
Northbound on Cherry Ave.

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