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AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY'S PEPSI "CHASE RACE" GETS RE-BRANDED AND RE-MILEAGED Distance changed from 500 to 400 miles; renamed the Pepsi Max 400 San Bernardino County, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2010) -- Auto Club Speedway and NASCAR officials today announced...

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY'S PEPSI "CHASE RACE" GETS RE-BRANDED AND RE-MILEAGED
Distance changed from 500 to 400 miles; renamed the Pepsi Max 400

San Bernardino County, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2010) -- Auto Club Speedway and NASCAR officials today announced that the Speedway's October Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race -- the Pepsi 500 -- will now be 400 miles, rather than 500. Track officials also announced that the race, sponsored by Pepsi since 2008, will be re-branded the Pepsi Max 400.

The Pepsi Max 400 will remain one of NASCAR's much anticipated "playoff" events, with the green flag set to wave Sunday, Oct. 10 at Noon local time (3 p.m. ET) on ABC.

"As fans well know, conversations with NASCAR in regard to making Auto Club Speedway the most competitive track possible for NASCAR racing have been on-going," said Speedway President Gillian Zucker. "The results of some changes made by NASCAR such as double-file restarts and tire changes were seen at our inaugural CHASE race, arguably one of the best races ever at the Speedway. This additional rules change to 400 miles is further evidence of NASCAR's commitment to racing excitement and to Southern California race fans."

Fans experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full day of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value.

To purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

-source: auto club speedway

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup