DFS NASCAR: Auto Club 400 Track Breakdown
Matt Selz has the full track breakdown for this week's race -- the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California.
The final weekend of the NASCAR Goes West portion of the schedule is upon us this weekend with the only stop at Auto Club Speedway, also referred to as Fontana, on the schedule. The speedway is located just east of Los Angeles giving us perhaps the most star-studded race weekend of the schedule aside from Daytona as a lot of movie stars come out to see the high-speeds and thrills of racing on the two-mile track.
Auto Club Speedway is one of only two two-mile tracks on the schedule, the other being Michigan International Speedway, and it is also a D-shaped track, much like Michigan is. The aerial views of the track elaborate as to why it’s known as a D-shaped circuit but suffice to say it’s because the entire front-stretch is curved, and banked, in order to give the spectators all a great view of the race. The track opened in 1997 and has hosted a race ever since though most have been 500-milers until the last time there was a second race a year at the track in 2010. From 1997...