NASCAR Calls Them “Home Tracks”and California's
Toyota Speedway is Now “Home” For Millions
Irwindale Location Serves NASCAR Fans…
From the Border to Beyond the Grapevine
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When Toyota Speedway opened its gates to the public for the 2010 season last Saturday night March 27 it was precisely 12 years to the day “LA’s Half-Mile Superspeedway” opened its for its first race in 1999. The bad news is that in those 12 years southern California suffered an unfortunate net loss of NASCAR weekly racing facilities. But the good news for area fans and racers is that Toyota Speedway continues to light up Saturday nights with the all of the great action and excitement that they had enjoyed at their now shuttered home tracks in the San Diego and Bakersfield area.
Located just a few miles East of downtown Los Angeles, with three freeways leading almost to its front door, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale will host over 90 individual NASCAR races during the 2010 season. And that encompasses eight different racing divisions ranging from the low-budget/high-fun Classic Stocks to the next-step-up-to-the-big-time K&N Pro series events where something like half the field are certified “stars of tomorrow”.
HOME TRACK? Sure! A home track that’s seen well over a million enthusiastic NASCAR fans visit since it opened. A home track that has an “Alumni Association” of top pro drivers that already rivals many tracks which have been in existence for twice as long or more. A home track that’s only about 25 miles from Hollywood and that’s on the direct route to Daytona.
Home really is where the heart is, and the heart of NASCAR is deeply rooted in its weekly racetracks like the pride of the southland: Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.