Is there a NASCAR race in Fontana?

Is there a NASCAR race in Fontana?

The Wise Power 400 is a 400-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, just outside of Los Angeles.

Is NASCAR coming to 2021 Fontana?

NASCAR makes returns to Fontana Auto Club Speedway after 2021 hiatus | Empire KVCR.

Why is there no NASCAR in Fontana 2021?

This weekend’s race will mark the first time in nearly two full years that NASCAR has raced at Fontana. The track’s 2020 race weekend took place just before the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic in the U.S., and its 2021 race weekend ended up being cancelled due to COVID restrictions in the state of California.

What happened to Fontana speedway?

Earlier plans called for the track at Fontana, California, to become a 1/2-mile bullring by now; but it hasn’t happened. With many NASCAR fans clamoring for more short tracks and with Auto Club Speedway’s attendance slipping, the decision to reconfigure the two-mile track to a 1/2-mile bullring seemed appropriate.

Who won Fontana 2021?

NASCAR at Fontana results: Kyle Larson’s late run gives him the win in caution-filled Wise Power 400. In a race full of chaos, it was one of NASCAR’s most consistent that came out on top.

When was the last time NASCAR raced at Fontana?

Joey Logano leads during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on March 17, 2019. Kyle Busch won the race.

Is NASCAR coming back to Fontana?

NASCAR at Fontana 2022: Start time, TV, streaming schedule, lineup for Auto Club Speedway race. The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Southern California for a points race for the first time since 2020 with the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Is Auto Club Speedway being rebuilt?

NASCAR’s intent to convert the track was first reported by The Athletic on Sept. 8, 2020. That was days after NASCAR submitted plans for the renovation to San Bernardino County. At the time, The Athletic reported the conversion could have been completed by 2023 season.

Are they turning Fontana into a short track?

It’s been almost two years since NASCAR revealed plans to convert the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway into a half-mile short track.

Are Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson friends?

Although they are teammates, Larson and Elliott do not know each other well. Hendrick Motorsports has operated mostly under pandemic restrictions since Larson joined the team and that has allowed for few face-to-face interactions between the drivers.

When was the last time NASCAR raced at Fontana Speedway?

Who won Fontana in 2021?

How big is Fontana speedway?

Track Size Two-mile D-shaped oval
Pit Road 2200 feet in length with 44 individual pit areas
Road Course (All three Road Courses are 45 feet wide) Interior Test Circuit 13 turns, 1.45 miles Interior Test Circuit 13 turns, 1.45 miles Motorcycle Competition Course 21 turns, 2.36 miles

Who owns the number 9 Chase Elliott car?

Hendrick Motorsports
He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the No….

Chase Elliott
235 races run over 8 years
Car no., team No. 9 (Hendrick Motorsports)
2021 position 4th
Best finish 1st (2020)

Who wrecked Elliott?

Kyle Larson
With 22 to go in the race, Elliott had surfaced back to the top and he was in a battle for the lead. Kyle Larson and Joey Logano ran side by side down the front stretch. As they traded side drafts, Elliott had a run on both of them.

Who owns Fontana racetrack?

Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles, Auto Club Speedway, formerly California Speedway, is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway (one of the fastest on the circuit) which has hosted NASCAR racing annually since 1997. The track is owned and operated by NASCAR.

Is Fontana a road race?

Since 2011, the track has hosted only one NASCAR weekend each year. IndyCar previously ran a 500-mile race under Champ Car sanctioning from 1997 to 2002….Auto Club Speedway.

Location 9300 Cherry Avenue Fontana, California
Time zone UTC−8 / −7 (DST)
Capacity 122,000 (total)
D-shaped oval

What happened to Kyle Busch?

Kyle Busch storms out of NASCAR race at Darlington after wreck, leaves car on pit road, blocking others. Kyle Busch had enough. Busch was finding success in the Goodyear 400, having led the race at the Darlington Raceway for 18 laps and racing in the top five for most of the day.

What is it like to race at Fontana Raceway?

Traditionally, Fontana’s surface has rewarded driver skill and the ability to make fast laps without using up one’s tires or equipment. In each of the last four Cup races at Fontana, the winner has led over half of the race’s 200 laps, with Alex Bowman being the most recent to do so in 2020.

When will NASCAR return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana?

NASCAR racing will return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Feb. 27, 2022, for the first time in almost two years as the second official race in the circuit’s 10-month season.

Which NASCAR drivers have the best Xfinity records at Fontana Park?

Kyle Larson (+250): From the time he earned his first career Xfinity win at the track and then followed it up with a second-place finish in the Cup race the next day in 2014, Fontana has been one of Kyle Larson’s very best racetracks. And with his history at Fontana while driving for Chip Ganassi Racing considered — which includes a 2017 win wh…

How many times has Kyle Busch won the race at Fontana Park?

Other past Fontana winners in the field this weekend include Kurt Busch (2002), Kyle Busch (four times), Kevin Harvick (2011), Brad Keselowski (2015), Kyle Larson (2017), and Martin Truex Jr. (2018)