Here’s a Knockout Deal for NASCAR’S New “Knock Out” Qualifying

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2014) – Auto Club Speedway is the only place in Southern California to see NASCAR’s new “Knockout” elimination qualifying.  And the Speedway is offering you a knockout deal to get here for the Auto Club 400 Weekend, March 21-23.

Friday Qualifying Day tickets start at just $20 and tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 start at just $35.  But don’t stop there.  Pick up what will be one of the weekend’s best deals – the NASCAR Garage Tour Package – the best seats for all 3 days of NASCAR and exclusive Garage Tour during the Auto Club 400 weekend all for only $165 (a $195 value).

At Auto Club Speedway, qualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of three knockout rounds. The process is pretty simple and fans and drivers are already excited about the 2014 change.   Here’s how it goes:

•  All cars run as fast as they can for 25 minutes with the top 24 fastest cars advancing to the next round.
•  After a five-minute break, the second knock out round begins as cars run as fast as they can for 10 minutes with the top 12 advancing.
•  After another five-minute break, those 12 then run as fast as they can for five minutes to determine the pole winner. 

“We’ve already seen comments from fans on social media like “will be fun to watch”, “love it” and “will make qualifying more enjoyable,” said Speedway President Gillian Zucker.  “I’m with them.  The elimination component will no doubt be thrilling for fans to watch and I can’t wait!”



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 August.  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 .  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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