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Auto Club Speedway To Shorten Cup Race To 400 Miles

Auto Club Speedway announced that it will shorten its 2011 Sprint Cup Series race from 500 miles to 400 miles, citing a successful experience last October, when the race was 400 miles instead of 500.

ACS president Gillian Zucker said:

It’s impossible to ignore the on track excitement we experienced at Auto Club Speedway in October, as a result of NASCAR reducing the Chase race from 500 to 400 miles. We’re confident the newly [shortened] Auto Club 400 will continue the momentum we have been experiencing and that March’s race will be the most exciting ever at Auto Club Speedway.