Monday, March 12, 2018

Travel Tips: Auto Club Speedway – March 16-18, 2018

credit: NASCAR Media

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series visit Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA for the Auto Club 400 weekend, Friday through Sunday, March 16-18.

On Thursday, March 15, Auto Club Speedway hosts its annual free FanFest in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone from 5-9 p.m. PT. Activities for the evening include live music, interactive displays, Q&A with NASCAR drivers, the Fanatics merchandise store and the annual Hauler Parade. Find out more here.

A number of live musical performances will take place on the O’Reilly Auto Parys Fan Zone Main Stage and Viva La Fiesta Stage this weekend, including a Sunday performance from rock band Bush (10 a.m. PT on the Main Stage). Find a complete weekend schedule here.

Key on-track times:

Friday, March 16
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – 11:35 a.m. PT
  • Xfinity Series practice – 12:35 and 2:25 p.m. PT
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – 4:15 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 17
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – 9:35 a.m. and noon PT
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 10:35 a.m. PT
  • Xfinity Series 300-mile race – 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, March 18
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 – 12:30 p.m. PT
Find a full weekend schedule here.

Find the online guest guide here, and new gate policies for 2018 here.

Get more information on the schedule, and purchase tickets at