NASCAR is looking to reshape 2-mile Auto Club Speedway into a short track, as reported by The Athletic.
The half-mile short track will then be added to the NASCAR schedule if the plan goes through. According to the same report, NASCAR submitted site plans to San Bernardino County for approval.
Craig Neeb, NASCAR executive vice president, chief innovation officer said in a statement:
“We are still very early in the process, but we are excited about what this ambitious project could mean for our loyal fans in Southern California.
“This is our first step towards creating a state-of-the-art facility that would deliver the intense short-track racing our fans love, an intimate viewing experience, and upgraded suites and hospitality areas that would position Auto Club Speedway among the top entertainment venues in the market.”
This new short track will add to the current short tracks, Martinsville, Bristol and Richmond Raceway to the Cup Schedule. As per the proposal, the track will be completed for the 2023 season.