After Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California, this marks the end of what we call the West Coast Swing. The pit crews have spent the last three weeks traveling to Vegas, Phoenix, and California while jumping through three time zones each direction. The Fontana event is a favorite with many crew members and here are three reasons why…

The Oakley Store

The 5.11 Store

Hollywood, CA

The Oakley Store is located 49 miles from the track in Foothill Ranch, CA. For many years the Oakley folks have welcomed crewmembers to their store and they set up specials for licensed crewmembers when the racers come to town. There is always brand new Oakley eyewear and apparel being showcased on pit road come Sunday morning at Fontana.

The 5.11 Store is located just 29 miles away in Riverside, CA. Anytime you see a NASCAR Official at the track, they will be wearing 5.11 apparel. With 5.11 Tactical being the Official Tactical Apparel and Gear supplier of NASCAR, this relationship has carried on to licensed crew members as well. 5.11 welcomed crewmembers to their store and offered great deals on all of their products.

Hollywood, CA is a short 58 miles to the West and then just a tic North. There are so many cool things to do and see and the best part is that Hollywood welcomes EVERYBODY! Definitely a fun place to spend time when time is available. We have heard a lot of crazy stories come out of this area, most of which are best left undiscussed! 😮

We know that many teams specifically travel a little earlier on Saturday morning before the Fontana event to allow them time to enjoy the places mentioned. We all greatly appreciate the Southern Hospitality shown when we come to town…Southern California Hospitality that is.

Joe Piette

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