Auto Club Speedway Announces New Date for 2015 MAVTV 500 IndyCar Series Race

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FONTANA, Calif.  (Oct. 30, 2014) – Save the date!  Auto Club Speedway officials announced today that the Speedway will host the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 27, 2015.  By moving the MAVTV 500 to June 27, race fans can expect the best open-wheel racing that Auto Club Speedway is known for plus fantastic weather! 

INDYCAR’s 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features 17 race events, two new race venues and a total of six ABC and 13 NBCSN event broadcasts. The diverse calendar of events - which features six ovals, six road courses and four temporary street circuits - includes a total of 13 markets making a return to the calendar from 2014.

“We worked closely with INDYCAR to secure the best date available,” said Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker.   “Not only is June weather in Southern California absolutely beautiful, but Auto Club Speedway was made for open wheel racing.  What a great combination to experience the MAVTV 500!”

Early bird pricing for the MAVTV 500, which will be aired on NBCSN, are as low as $30 and go on sale November 10.  By purchasing early, race fans can lock in the best prices and choose 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 purchasing early.

The new date also coincides with the summer vacation for many area school children, making the MAVTV 500 a perfect option for summertime fun for the entire family.   Don’t forget, children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a FREE Lefty’s Kids Club membership*. 

The 2015 season opens with the series' first visit to Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasília, Brazil (March 8, NBCSN) and will be followed on the calendar by INDYCAR's North American opener on the Streets of St. Petersburg (March 29, ABC), its debut at New Orleans' NOLA Motorsports Park (April 12, NBCSN) and a return to the streets of Long Beach (April 19, NBCSN) and scenic Barber Motorsports Park (April 26, NBCSN).

For more information or to purchase tickets for the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 27, 2015 at Auto Club Speedway call (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.

2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule*

Date

Race/Track

City

Venue

Network

March 8

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet

Brasília, Brazil

3.4-mile road course

NBCSN

March 29 

Streets of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL

1.8-mile street course

ABC

April 12

NOLA Motorsports Park

Avondale, LA

2.7-mile road course

NBCSN

April 19   

Streets of Long Beach           

Long Beach, CA

1.968-mile street course

NBCSN

April 26   

Barber Motorsports Park       

Birmingham, AL      

2.38-mile road course

NBCSN

May 9

Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

2.4346-mile road course

ABC

May 16-17

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

Indianapolis, IN

2.5-mile oval

ABC

May 22

Carb Day

Indianapolis, IN

2.5-mile oval

NBCSN

May 24

Indianapolis 500     

Indianapolis, IN

2.5-mile oval

ABC

May 30

Raceway at Belle Isle Park

Detroit, MI

2.35-mile street course

ABC

May 31

Raceway at Belle Isle Park

Detroit, MI

2.35-mile street course

ABC

June 6    

Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, TX

1.5-mile oval

NBCSN

June 14   

Streets of Toronto  

Toronto, Canada

1.75-mile street course

NBCSN

June 27   

Auto Club Speedway

Fontana, CA

2-mile oval

NBCSN

July 12

The Milwaukee Mile 

Milwaukee, WI

1-mile oval

NBCSN

July 18    

Iowa Speedway      

Newton, IA

.875-mile oval         

NBCSN

Aug. 2

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Lexington, OH        

2.258-mile road course

NBCSN

Aug. 23

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, PA

2.5-mile oval

NBCSN

Aug. 30

Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, CA

2.385-mile road course

NBCSN


*Schedule subject to change

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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 Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and MAVTV 500 Verizon INDYCAR Series races.  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 information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway

* About Lefty’s Kids Club:  Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under that offers children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR and INDYCAR weekends at Auto Club Speedway.  Not only will Lefty’s Kids Club members attending NASCAR and INDYCAR weekends at Auto Club Speedway enjoy world-class racing, but they’ll also experience fun filled Kids Club activities in LEFTY’S Fun Zone. This children’s area offers everything from hands on educational programs, to photo opportunities, to kid-favorite foods and many more activities.  For more information, visit www.leftyskidsclub.com or call 800-944-RACE (7223).

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