MAVTV 500 Set-Up Sheet

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Broadcast Info:

  • Qualifying Television: Friday July 29th – NBC Sports Network a t 7pm (ET) – tape delayed or on NBC Sports Live Extra (if your TV provider subscribes)
  • Race Television: NBC Sports Network at 9pm (ET) or on NBC Sports Live Extra (if your TV provider subscribes)
  • Radio: all sessions are broadcast by the IndyCar Radio network.  You can find them at, Sirius ch. 209, or XM ch. 213

MAVTV 500 Schedule

All times are local, which for Fontana, California, which is Pacific time.

Friday, August 29th

7:30am Parking Lots Open
9:30am Infield viewing areas open
10am-11:15am Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
2:15pm-3:30pm Qualifying Verizon IndyCar Series
3:45pm-4:05pm Showcase Historic Champ/IndyCar
5:30pm-5:50pm Showcase Historic Champ/IndyCar
6:15pm-6:45 Practice Verizon IndyCar Series

Saturday, August 30th

Noon Parking Lots Open
4pm Gates Open O’Reilly Fan Zone
4pm-5pm Fan Zone Verizon IndyCar Series Autgraph Session
4pm Main Stage Cheaper Trick
4:45pm east of main stage Metal Mulisha Freestyle MotoX
5pm outside Gate C Will Power Walk of Fame Induction
5:15pm east of main stage American Hitmen
5:40pm-6pm Showcase Historic Champ/IndyCar
6pm east of main stage Metal Mulisha Freestyle MotoX
7:20pm MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series
post-race Fireworks

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Track Facts:

  • 2 mile D-shaped asphalt oval – banking in all 4 corners is 14 degrees – banking on the front straight is 11 degrees and banking on the back straight is 3 degrees
  • track opened in 1997 and was originally owned by Roger Penske, it is now owned by International Speedway Corporation
  • built on the site of a WWII era still mill and was known as California Raceway through 2007, when hit became known as Auto Club Speedway
  • other four wheeled race series that have competed at Auto Club Speedway: IROC (International Race of Champions), NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,  NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,  Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, & Indy Lights,
  • the track record of 241.428 mph was set in qualifying for the 2000 Verizon IndyCar Series race by Gil de Ferran

AAA/USAC/CART/CCWS/IRL/Verizon IndyCar Series winners:

  • 2 –> Adrian Fernandex, Sam Hornish, Jr. & Jimmy Vasser
  • 1 –> Mark Blundell, Ed Carpenter, Chistiano da Matta, Christian Fittipaldi, Dario Franchitti, Will Power

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