Auto Club Speedway to Host NASCAR Event

The NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series are set to return of the Auto Club Speedway later next month for three great days of fan interaction and spectacular auto racing. Additional entertainment is also lined up for the event to ensure that the weekend is unforgettable.

Situated in Fontana, California, the Auto Club Speedway will certainly be buzzing with life from August 28th to 31st. The weekend’s festivities will kick off with the Stater Brothers Race Fest 2008 which will take place at the speedway’s Opportunity Fan Zone on Thursday. The event will last four hours and will feature tons of great interaction between fans and the stars of the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series. Tents will be set up to house the different drivers, and fans can easily move about obtaining autographs, pictures and special giveaways. Live entertainment, shopping and special displays will add to the mix. Essentially the event is a massive, fun pre-race party.

Then things get a bit more serious on Friday afternoon when practice sessions for both races get underway on Laughlin Qualifying Day. By the end of the day, Sprint Cup teams will head to the speedway’s two mile over to do their qualifying laps, which will determine where they stand on the starting grid for the Pepsi 500. No doubt there will be great racing, excitement, frustration and fun, so the day is definitely worth being present for. Saturday will start with qualifying laps for the Nationwide Series. It will also be the last opportunity to get some practice in for the Sprint Cup Series. Then, at 7 pm the action gets underway with the cars lining up for the Nationwide Series race. The Camping World RV Service 300, presented by Coleman, is 150 laps of the two-mile oval. Competition will be tough with drivers such as series leader Clint Boywer and teams like Joe Gibbs Racing taking part.

But the fun and excitement doesn’t end there. Sunday heralds the fourth and final day of the Auto Club Speedway’s massive weekend. The Pepsi 500 is the highlight of the weekend and will get underway at 5pm and continue late into the night. The difference in day and night driving means a change in track temperatures, so crew chiefs will need good strategy to ensure that their driver’s excel under these changing conditions. The race is bound to be a memorable one. There are a wide variety of tickets available for the weekend to suit different budgets, so make sure that you don’t miss out all the action by getting yours now!

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