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Volume 24 No. 159
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Let It Slide: Auto Club Speedway To Add Playground Fixture To Pit Box Lounge

Auto Club Speedway yesterday announced plans to "install a slide from its new Pit Box Lounge straight to a bar area, where unlimited beer and wine will be served during its March 23-24 race weekend," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. Though the slide's design "hasn't been finalized, track President Gillian Zucker favors a curly q spiral to deliver fans -- who would pay $799 apiece for lounge access -- to the track's new Victory Lane Bar." The lounge was "built in converted suites at the Turn 4 end of an infield building that runs the length of pit road." There also is "roof access for ticketholders, but the alcohol included in the admission price is available in a ground-level area that formerly operated as Victory Lane." While some might not think a slide would mix well with alcohol, Zucker said that she "doesn't encourage fans to reach the level of intoxication to where it would be a problem." Bartenders at the track "already stop serving guests if they've had too much" (USA TODAY, 1/15).