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Heading to Fontana for the 2014 Auto Club 400? Check this out

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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series heads back out west to Fontana, California for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Friday through Sunday, March 21st through 23rd. They’re joined on the schedule by the stars of the Nationwide Series, who will compete in the treatmyclot.com 300 on Saturday.

The festivities get underway away from the track on Thursday, March 20th with the NASCAR Hauler Parade, getting started at 6 p.m. PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy. in Ontario, CA. For a look at the parade route, click here. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Ty Dillon will make a 6 p.m. PT appearance at the NASCAR Hauler Parade Festival at the Bass Pro Shops located at 7777 Victoria Gardens Ln. in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, which is along the parade route. Several merchandise haulers, including Jr. Nation, Tony Stewart, Austin and Ty Dillon and Realtree, will also be on site.

On Friday, the Cup Series practices at noon PT, followed by Nationwide Series practices at 1:40 and 3 p.m. PT. Sprint Cup Series qualifying gets underway at 4:40 p.m. PT. Saturday finds the Cup Series on track for two practices (9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. PT), while Nationwide Series qualifying gets underway at 10:35 a.m. PT; the treatmyclot.com 300 goes green at 2:00 p.m. PT. Sunday’s action begins with a concert from Billy Ray Cyrus at 10 a.m. PT, with the Auto Club 400 taking the green flag at noon PT.

If you’re a first-time visitor to Auto Club Speedway, click here to find out what you can bring and here for the First-Time Guests guide.

Tickets are still available for the NASCAR weekend, and will go on sale soon for the Verizon IndyCar Series finale, August 29th and 30th. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

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