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Auto Club Speedway (CA) To Host S.T.E.M. Day For Nearly 500 Middle School Students
March 13, 2018
The event is set for Friday, March 16, during the MENCS Qualifying Day as part of the Auto Club 400 race weekend and will be held in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway (CA) To Host S.T.E.M. Day For Nearly 500 Middle School Students

Nearly 500 middle school students from thirteen schools in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California will learn about why science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) are essential to the motorsports industry at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

The event is set for Friday, March 16, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Day as part of the Auto Club 400 race weekend and will be held in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NASCAR Xfinity drivers Cole Custer, Garrett Smitley, Ross Chastain, Vinnie Miller and Matt Mills will kick-off STEM day by sharing wisdom and insight on the critical roles science, technology, engineering and math play in NASCAR. The driver appearances and Q&A take place 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
 
The students will later spend the day participating in a series of hands-on math and engineering exercises with student volunteers from local colleges and universities demonstrating how concepts are used in the sport of racing.

As part of their sponsorship for the third year in a row, Jersey Mike’s Subs will once again sponsor the S.T.E.M. Day lunch hour by serving their signature subs. In addition, for the sixth year in a row, King Taco will reward students with a pair of reserved grandstand tickets to the Auto Club 400 race that will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

The Auto Club Speedway S.T.E.M. Day program is part of Auto Club Speedway’s major youth initiative which provides area youth with a positive and enriching outlook on life inspiring achievement and education to build future race fans. Auto Club Speedway S.T.E.M. Day is coordinated and implemented by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education.