Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club Speedway was opened in 1997. The speedway is a 2-mile D-shaped oval. The racetrack currently hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and various small races. It has also hosted several Hollywood movies.
Backstory and Context
The track has a top speed of 241 mph recorded in 2000 by Gil de Ferran in the IndyCars series. The first race at the racetrack was the NASCAR Sprint Cup which was won by Jeff Gordon who has won two other races here and has attended every Sprint Cup race. Along with the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series that are held here, there are many racing schools that the public can attend. The racetrack can be made into a sports car track, an interior track, a motorcycle track, and the D-oval track used for NASCAR races.
The racetrack has been known to be used for Hollywood movies. Before the steel mill was torn down, in 1991 the final scene of the second "Terminator" film was shot here. Also, scenes from "Charlie's Angels," "Herbie: Fully Loaded," and "The Bucket List" were also filmed here.