AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY RAISES OVER $7,700 FOR CALIFORNIA FIRE FOUNDATION

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Fontana, CA – August 10, 2015 – Auto Club Speedway’s partnership with the California Fire Foundation (CFF) raised over $7,700 at the recent NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race to support the service and sacrifice made by Firefighters. 

“Our partnership with the CFF has been a rewarding experience” said Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway. “It’s an opportunity to honor our fallen heroes, support their families and provide the firefighting community a day of fun and entertainment during our NASCAR race weekend.”

Auto Club Speedway works closely with the first responder community to create special ticket packages where a portion of the ticket price is collected as a donation to go back to select non-profits to support fallen peace officers, firefighters, and their families.

Auto Club Speedway’s partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, California Fire Foundation and the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation, raised over $21,000 during the 2015 Auto Club 400 NASCAR race to support the service and sacrifice made by first responders.

Each year during the Auto Club 400, a First Responder Appreciation hospitality area is located in the O’ Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. First responders and families enjoyed a Q&A with NASCAR driver, Aric Almirola, bag pipe performances, and fire truck and emergency vehicle displays.

Watch video of check presentation and interviews with California Fire Foundation

Auto Club Speedway helps civic, school and charitable groups throughout Southern California.  In 2014, Auto Club Speedway raised nearly $250,000 to support local fund drives through its guest services and volunteer vendor programs.  In addition, Auto Club Speedway supports a number of programs, such as Inland Empire United Way, Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and Lefty’s Reading Challenge – a free literacy program reaching over 133,000 students from 221 elementary schools in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties.

About Auto Club Speedway: 
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, 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 March 18-20, 2016.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit.  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 California Fire Foundation:
The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation’s mandate includes an array of survivor and victim assistance projects and community initiatives. www.cafirefoundation.org

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