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MARCH
January 12, 2012
NASCAR'S WESTERN SWING
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January 12, 2012

March

NASCAR'S WESTERN SWING

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TRACK FACT The site was home to the first steel mill west of the Rockies, which closed in 1983. In '84 postapocalyptic scenes for The Terminator were shot at the dilapidated mill.

EYE ON 2012 With top 10 finishes (including four wins) in the past nine races at Fontana—the longest current streak at the track—Johnson will be in the hunt.

WALTRIP "The racing here is just not good, and attendance is not that great. Fontana was built to accommodate Indy cars, but we need banking. Indy cars don't."

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