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SPEEDWAY

This Week's Schedule

April 29, 1998

Thursday: IROC Winston West practice. Closed to the public.

Friday: Winston West practice, 8:30 a.m., qualifying, noon, for positions 26-38; Winston Cup practice, 9:30 a.m., qualifying, 1 p.m., for positions 1-25.

Saturday: Winston Cup practice, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., qualifying, 11 a.m., for positions 26-36; Auto Club 200 Winston West race (100 laps), noon; Pontiac True Value IROC race (50 laps), 2:30 p.m.

Sunday: California 500 (250 laps), 12:30 p.m.

TRACK FACTS

A glance at California Speedway:

LOCATION--Fontana, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

OPENING DATE--June, 1997.

CONSTRUCTION COST--About $110 million. Construction began Nov. 22, 1995.

TRACK--2-mile D-shaped oval, and 1.3-mile road course.

TOTAL SITE--529 acres.

SURFACE--Asphalt track, concrete pit lanes.

LENGTH OF BACK STRAIGHT--2,500 feet.

LENGTH OF FRONT STRETCH--3,100 feet.

BANKING OF TRACK--14 degrees in turns, 11 degrees elsewhere.

SEATING CAPACITY--86,429 permanent grandstand seats.

LUXURY SKYBOXES--40, plus 71 corporate pit lane suites.

OTHER FACILITIES--25 bathrooms, 10 concession buildings, 6 souvenir buildings, 5 first-aid centers.

OTHER MAJOR EVENTS

Craftsman Truck series race, July 18.

Busch Grand National series race, July 19.

Marlboro 500 CART race, Nov. 1.

CALIFORNIA 500

TICKET INFO

Thursday: Closed to the public.

Friday: General admission $10, reserved $15.

Saturday: General admission $30, reserved $40.

Sunday: Reserved seats $50.

Three-day vehicle infield parking $50.

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

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

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