Today in the 9am hour I'll be interviewing Dave Allen President of Auto Club Speedway and giving away tickets to the Auto Club 400 Race happening this weekend!
Dave Allen serves as President of Auto Club Speedway. He was named president of the Speedway in December, 2014. Allen has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Speedway since 2006. Allen, 41, a 17-year veteran in the sports marketing industry, is responsible for all operations of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway. As Vice President, Allen oversaw the marketing, sales and ticketing departments. With the support of Penske Motorsports he joined then California Speedway as a marketing manager in April 1999 after spending one year at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. From 2002 – 2006 Allen led Auto Club Speedway’s corporate sales and marketing department as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. The Upland (CA) resident has overseen the Speedway’s corporate partnerships, sponsorship, hospitality, suite sales, and displays. Allen has been the driving force behind the corporate sales department for the last ten years including the ground breaking naming rights partnership with Auto Club of Southern California. This partnership emphasizes the importance of strong working relationships Allen has based his career upon. From his early childhood karting days at Laguna Seca to Crew Chief of a World of Outlaws Sprint car team to his rise as the Vice President of Auto Club Speedway, Dave Allen has grown up in the motorsports world and is a race fan at heart. Coming from a racing family, Allen has seen the sport grow from both the competition side and the business side and has applied his knowledge and know-how to move up motorsports’ executive ladder. He is a 1997 Graduate of Colorado State University with a BS in Speech Communication.
NASCAR Auto Club 400 Race Weekend Highlights
The NASCAR Auto Club 400 is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
Tickets for the Auto Club 400 start at $45and prices go up after March 3.
To purchase tickets, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com
The Auto Club 400 race is NASCAR’S only stop in Southern California
Auto Club Speedway offers a full day of entertainment in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone.
Friday, March 15: NASCAR Qualifying Day
Gates open at 9:30 am
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying at 2:40 p.m.
Saturday, March 16: NASCAR XFINITY Series NXS 300 Race
Gates open at 8:00 am
NXS 300 starts at 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 17: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400
Gates open at 7:00 am
Auto Club 400 starts at 12:30 pm
Five Wide Salute
For the first time ever on the NASCAR circuit, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will line-up for a “Five Wide Salute” during the pace laps prior to the drop of the green flag for the Auto Club 400 on March 17, 2019.
The “Five Wide Salute” is a tribute to Saturday night short tracks, but also celebrates Auto Club Speedway’s signature racing style of flat-out and five wide.
Fan Favorites include:
Monster Energy athletes perform incredible motorcycle and truck stunts at their home track during their famous Monster Energy Smoke Show
Catch the famed high-flying maneuvers and acrobatic acts of lucha libre wrestling in the Viva La Fiesta Zone
Lefty’s Fun Zone for family-friendly games and motorsports fun designed all for kids!
Pre-Race Concert always rocks the fan zone. Headliner will be announced soon. Past performers include Bush, Switchfoot, Smash Mouth and More!
Race Day Ticket Packages:
Whether it’s taking a behind the scenes tour of NASCAR garages, watching the Auto Club 400 race from an all-inclusive pit road Busch Lounge, or attending a NASCAR driver Q&A with Chase Elliott or Jimmie Johnson…there are a variety of unique race day experiences. Ticket Packages are available with special pricing through March 2.