The IRL put on Fontana's best show

Updated: March 31, 2002, 6:06 PM ET
By Jack Arute | Special to ABC Sports Online

Sunday's Yamaha 400 at California Speedway marked the Indy Racing League's first-ever California appearance. Fans who trekked to the two-mile "Inland Empire" speed-plant were treated to an exciting race. But, then again, California Speedway has a reputation for excitement. Previous CART FedEx Champ car races there have produced their share of "moments," but the IRL took it to another level. Many thought that California would be a raw horsepower track. Qualifying confirmed that. But teams ...

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