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September 1, 2006 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
It's time to face fortune at Fontana. NASCAR kicks off its Labor Day weekend at the California Speedway today with practice and qualifying for Sunday's Sony HD 500, the penultimate race to decide who will make the 10-driver Chase for the Nextel Cup. Only 13 drivers still have a mathematical chance to make the Chase, in which the top 10 in points get to compete for stock car racing's national championship over the last 10 races of the season.
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August 30, 2006 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a lock to make NASCAR's 10-man, 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup in early July. He even said so. He had finished fifth at Chicagoland Speedway, climbed to third in the standings, and the baggage of a dismal 2005 season apparently was behind him. He had hit his stride with the return of Tony Eury Jr., his cousin and crew chief. Then came an engine failure at New Hampshire, and a crash at Pocono.
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August 30, 2006
When NASCAR's Nextel Cup series returns for its second race of the year at California Speedway this weekend, the Fontana track will debut a $10-million upgrade and expansion of its fan amenities behind the track's main grandstands. Formally named "Opportunity, California FanZone," the expanded, 23.8-acre midway will include a retail store, concert stage and a restaurant, along with increased shade protection, giant video walls and expanded hospitality and grassy leisure areas.
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February 26, 2006 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
To hear the drivers tell it, the NASCAR Nextel Cup season didn't really begin a week ago in Daytona Beach, Fla., but actually starts today in Fontana. The Auto Club 500 at the California Speedway is a better gauge of how each car competes against the field, they say. The Daytona 500 is stock car racing's most prestigious event, and the opening race on NASCAR's calendar, but it's a poor measure of the competition.
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November 14, 2005 | Greg Johnson
California Speedway plans to spend more than $10 million to create a family-friendly entertainment area with a Wolfgang Puck-designed restaurant, concert area and additional shade structures to help shelter fans who arrive early on race days. Daytona Beach-based International Speedway Corp., which owns the two-mile, D-shaped oval track in Fontana, will unveil the plans at a news conference today. The 23.
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September 4, 2005 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Beware of Carl Edwards today in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at California Speedway in Fontana. Edwards, who earlier had won the pole for the weekend's marquee event, warmed up Saturday night with a victory in the Busch Series Ameriquest 300. Edwards delivered his trademark back-flip off the door of his Charter Communications Ford in victory lane, his fourth victory this season after holding off Roush Racing teammate Greg Biffle.
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September 4, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
The Chase has replaced the Race in NASCAR. After 24 races in the Nextel Cup season, Tony Stewart leads Jimmie Johnson by 213 points going into today's day-night Sony HD 500 at California Speedway in Fontana, and virtually no one cares. Two years ago, and for years before that, speculation would have surrounded Johnson's chances of catching the 2002 champion before the 36th and final race at Homestead, Fla.
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August 31, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Elliott Sadler came to California Speedway last Labor Day weekend and won the track's first "Finish Under the Lights" Nextel Cup race, assuring himself a spot in NASCAR's "Chase for the Championship." This week, the country boy from Emporia, Va., will be back, and the stakes will be high again when he takes his place in the field Sunday evening for the Sony HD 500. This time, winning, or a top-five finish, will be imperative if Sadler intends to put his colorful No.
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