Get Ready for More “Excitement” and “Drama” as Auto Club 500 Becomes Auto Club 400

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2011) – NASCAR continues to listen and respond to its fans and as a result, they will be the beneficiary of more exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup racing when it comes to Southern California in March. 

Changing the mileage from 500 to 400 for Auto Club Speedway’s October event along with double file restarts resulted in an action-packed three hours that media, drivers and fans called “the best race ever at Auto Club Speedway.”  With that feedback, ACS officials announced today that the Auto Club 500 will now be the Auto Club 400.  The race will take place on Sunday, March 27 beginning at noon (PT) on FOX.

October’s “gem” resulted in a Tony Stewart victory by 0.466 seconds over Clint Bowyer – one of the closest races ever recorded at the Southern California facility.  The intense side-by-side racing elicited rave reviews from everyone, including Stewart who said, “The restarts early in the race were out of control.  We were five wide!”

Others agreed with Stewart wholeheartedly:

Motor Racing Network:  “Simply put, Sunday’s race was the best Sprint Cup Series race ever at the two-mile Southern California track.”

Motor Sports Weekly News:  “Fans that stayed home this time or didn’t tune in on TV missed what just might have been the best race this track has ever put on.”

Clint Bowyer:  "They say you're only as good as your last race.  Well, for this place, that was a hell of a race."

“It’s impossible to ignore the on track excitement we experienced at Auto Club Speedway in October, as a result of NASCAR reducing the Chase race from 500 to 400 miles,” said ACS President Gillian Zucker.  “We’re confident the newly remileaged Auto Club 400 will continue the momentum we have been experiencing and that March’s race will be the most exciting ever at Auto Club Speedway.”
In response to the mileage change and the excitement that it likely will produce, Auto Club Speedway is offering several ways to see the 5-wide excitement of NASCAR at Southern California’s premier motorsports facility.

Auto Club Members Section – Save Up to 50%!

  • Turn 1 seating
  • Upper Reserved (Sections 77-91, Rows 24-48) – Adults $50, Kids (12 and under) $25
  • Lower Reserved (Sections 69-91, Rows 11- 23) – Adults $30, Kids (12 and under) $15
  • Seating now located closer to the start/finish line than previous years
  • While supplies last

Free Pit Pass Offer – Save $55!

  • Purchase a $75 Upper Reserved (rows 24-33) ticket and receive a free pre-race pit pass
  • Seating now located in higher rows than previous years
  • Expires February 25, 2011

Save $10 on NNS 300 race

  • Save $10 on any ticket for the NNS 300 race on Saturday, March 26, 2011

Call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or click here for tickets to what will no doubt be another “gem” at Auto Club Speedway.


About Auto Club Speedway
Look for some amazing racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 400 on March 27.  During the Pepsi MAX 400 in October, drivers, media and spectators proclaimed that race as possibly the best ever at Auto Club Speedway- five-wide racing at over 200 mph on the NASCAR circuit!  For tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit for more information.



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