NASCAR May Convert Auto Club Speedway Into Short Track
Auto Club Speedway, the two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped superspeedway in Fontana, California, may be reconstructed into a short track as soon as next year, according to published reports.
It was originally reported by The Atlantic that NASCAR submitted a site plan to San Bernardino County to remodel the oval track, a move that was later confirmed by NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Craig Neeb.
"We are still very early in the process, but we are excited about what this ambitious project could mean for our loyal fans in Southern California," Need confirmed to news outlets. "This is our first step toward creating a state-of-the-art facility that would deliver the intense short-track racing our fans love, an intimate viewing experience, and upgraded suites and hospitality areas that would position Auto Club Speedway among the top entertainment venues in the market."
The track has hosted NASCAR races since 1997.