Cali the real launching pad to Chase
FONTANA, Calif. -- The Daytona 500 is known as NASCAR's Super Bowl. Great event, but it has little to do with winning the championship.
Move to the other coast and you'll find a different story this weekend.
Auto Club Speedway, the Southern California track that traditional fans love to hate, the Inland Empire facility that always has trouble selling seats and the locale that hasn't always produced exciting racing, is the place of championship contenders.
Drivers often say California ...
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