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CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

Track Facts

June 18, 1997

A glance at California Speedway:

* LOCATION: Fontana, about 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

* OPENING DATE: June, 1997.

* COST OF CONSTRUCTION: Approximately $100 million. Construction began November 22, 1995.

* LENGTH OF TRACK: Two-mile D-shaped oval, and 1.3-mile road course.

* WIDTH OF TRACK: Seventy-five feet, with 15-foot apron on the turns and straightaways.

* SURFACE: Asphalt track, concrete pit lanes.

* LENGTH OF BACK STRETCH: 2,500 feet.

* BANKING OF TRACK: 14 degrees in turns, 11 degrees elsewhere.

* SEATING CAPACITY: 72,000 permanent grandstand seats, with 25,000 more planned.

* LUXURY SKYBOXES: 40, plus 71 corporate pit lane suites.

* MAJOR EVENTS:

* NAPA California 500

* NASCAR Winston Cup race, Sunday; June 22; Toyota CART World Series 500 CART race, Sept. 28.

* OTHER EVENTS:

* International Race of Champions, June 21

* Craftsman Truck Series race, Oct 18

* Busch Grand National series race, Oct. 19.

TICKET INFO

* NAPA California 500: Sunday, completely sold out. Saturday: General admission $30, reserved sold out; friday general admission $10, reserved sold out.

* Future events: Call (800) 944-7223 or (909) 428-9300.

Source: California Speedway; Researched by SHAV GLICK / Los Angeles Times

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