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Auto Club Speedway Celebrating 20th Anniversary At NASCAR Weekend

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 24 / 17

Auto Club Speedway this weekend is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a host of different events and activities as NASCAR rolls into Fontana. ACS President Dave Allen noted it is the first "birthday" celebration for the ISC-owned track. Allen: “We felt like 20 was a significant one; ...

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