Hundreds of Students to Take Part in Auto Club Speedway Math & Science Day

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (March 12, 2013) -  School will be in session at Auto Club Speedway on Friday, March 22 when hundreds of local middle school students will spend a day at the Speedway to learn about the applications of math and science in racing.

To get students excited about math and science, Auto Club Speedway, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and several educational partners including state and local colleges are offering over 500 middle students from local Inland Empire schools the opportunity to spend the day listening to speakers and participating in activities and demonstrations.

Speakers will include Gillian Zucker, President of Auto Club Speedway, Dr. Gary Thomas, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, NHRA driver Antron Brown and others.

In addition to speakers, students will observe and participate in a series of hands-on activities demonstrating how math and science concepts are used in the sport of racing.  The demonstrations will include learning about Force vs. Height, Gas Laws, Distance vs. Time, and Friction.

To end their day at Auto Club Speedway, the students will see math and science concepts in action by attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session for NASCAR’s NNS Royal Purple 300.

Educational partners teaming up with Auto Club Speedway include: Alliance for Education; Chaffey College; Ontario-Montclair School District; San Bernardino Community College District; San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools – ROP; and ALPHA Center, MESA Program, and Tomorrow’s Teachers of Science & Math at University of California, Riverside.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in October.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com .  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.



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