IndyCar adds second Southern Cal race
The IndyCar Series is headed back to Auto Club Speedway.
Open-wheel racing will return to the fast 2-mile oval for a
night race on Sept 12, 2012, giving Southern California an oval
race to go with the Grand Prix of Long Beach, raced in the
Auto Club Speedway hosted CART races from 1997-2002 and the
IndyCar Series from 2002-05. Gil de Ferran set the world speed
record on a closed course of 241.426 mph at the track in 2000 and
Sam Hornish Jr. had the fastest average speed of 207.151 while
winning there in 2003.