LOS ANGELES – Metrolink will once again make a special pit stop on the back straight-away of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 17.
With the purchase of Auto Club 400 race tickets, fans also have the opportunity to purchase a Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass to skip traffic for a convenient and affordable option to the speedway. Fans will be provided free tram service between the train platforms and the grandstands.
Advance purchase of the train pass will be available up until five days before the race, Tuesday, March 12 and shipped out prior to the event. People who purchase race tickets after that date can still ride the train by securing a Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass at a station ticket machine or through Metrolink’s mobile app on Sunday, March 17.
Those who purchase Metrolink tickets through the mobile app can save time by avoiding lines at ticket machines.
Three express trains will originate from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops to the speedway for faster service. The train between Oceanside and the Speedway has added a stop at Fullerton in order to give more people an opportunity to avoid State Route 91 traffic.
The trains will arrive at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana before 10 a.m., leaving fans plenty of time to take part in Auto Club 400 race day activities leading up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race starting at 12:30 p.m.
Trains will depart the Auto Club Speedway approximately one hour after the checkered flag or the end of the race.
Metrolink riders can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train. Items are not permitted to be stored at the Speedway train station; however, fans may utilize lightweight backpacks and soft side bags/coolers, no larger than 6x6x12 inches, that may contain race weekend essentials. For a complete list of approved carry-in items, please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
To purchase race and train tickets or for information on the Auto Club Speedway train schedule, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to their website or visit their ticket office.
For additional details on the schedule and service, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com/race.
ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)
Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 26th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.
ABOUT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend – March 15-17, 2019. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movie, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.