Los Angeles Times

NASCAR returning to Fontana on Feb. 27

- Staff and wire reports — John Cherwa

NASCAR racing will return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Feb. 27, for the first time in almost two years as the second official race in the circuit’s 10-month season.

The announceme­nt Wednesday comes a day after it was revealed that the first event of the season, the Clash, an exhibition of top drivers, will be held inside the Coliseum on Feb. 6. It’s the first time in four decades that the first event will not be held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Last year, the Fontana race was scheduled to be second on the schedule, but because of the pandemic, racing was kept in Florida and the race was run on the Daytona Internatio­nal Speedway road course.

The last time Cup racing was at Auto Club Speedway was March 1, 2020.

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