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    Metrolink and NASCAR Rookie Sensation Cole Custer Promote Special Train Service to the Auto Club 400

    Today, Metrolink and NASCAR rookie driving sensation Cole Custer encouraged race fans to use Metrolink special train service to travel to Fontana for the Auto Club 400 on Sunday. Metrolink will offer three special trains to make getting to the Auto Club Speedway easier and less stressful. Race fans can reduce congestion and emissions by taking the train for only $10 round trip with the $10 Weekend Day Pass that gives all-day travel for one low price. 
    “Metrolink service is not only convenient, it is easy on the wallet with the $10 Weekend Day Pass,” said Metrolink Board Vice-Chair and Mayor of Highland Larry McCallon. “You get round-trip travel on a comfortable train and you can enjoy the experience with other race fans.”
    Metrolink will offer special trains to the Auto Club Speedway from Lancaster, Oceanside and Oxnard with selected stops across the region. Trains will arrive at a platform near the back straightaway of the race track. Passengers will then transfer to a free shuttle to the entrance gates.
    The special train from Lancaster departs at 6:15 a.m. and makes selected stops before arriving at Auto Club Speedway at 9:40 a.m.
    From Oceanside, the train leaves at 6:40 a.m. and travels through Riverside and San Bernardino counties before arriving at the Fontana speedway at 9:20 a.m.
    The departure from Oxnard is at 6:15 a.m., making selected stops and arriving at Auto Club Speedway at 9:20 a.m.
    Metrolink trains will depart the Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race.
    Metrolink’s regular San Bernardino Line weekend service will not stop at the Auto Club Speedway platform. Passengers can transfer to the special train at the San Bernardino-Downtown, Covina, Montclair and Rancho Cucamonga stations. Alternatively, travelers can exit at the Fontana or Rancho Cucamonga stations and take a ride hailing service to the speedway.
    Fans can purchase the $10 Weekend Day Pass for the special Metrolink train service to the Auto Club 400 on race day at a station ticket machine or through the Metrolink mobile app. For more information go tometrolinktrains.com/race.
    Customers can purchase NASCAR race tickets and obtain information on the Auto Club Speedway train schedule by calling Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), logging on to autoclubspeedway.com/Metrolinkor visiting the Auto Club Speedway ticket office. 
    NASCAR driver Cole Custer at the controls of a Metrolink Tier 4 locomotive
    ABOUT METROLINK (metrolinktrains.com)
    Metrolink is Southern California’s commuter rail service enabling people to connect to their jobs and explore all that the region has to offer. Every year, Metrolink has nearly 12 million boardings from people who ditch their cars to avoid gridlock, removing an estimated 9.3 million vehicles from the roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 130,000 metric tons. Metrolink is the largest commuter rail agency in California and the third largest in the United States operating seven lines along a 538-mile network that travels across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. 
    ABOUT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY (autoclubspeedway.com)
    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 NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend – Feb. 28-March 1, 2020. 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 autoclubspeedway.com


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