Los angeles international speedway

The speedway during the Piston Cup season.

The Los Angeles International Speedway, in California, is where the tiebreaker race in Piston Cup history took place in Cars after Lightning McQueen, Chick Hicks and The King tied each other at the Motor Speedway of the South. Although Chick had won the race, his fans turned on him for cheating: he had deliberately caused The King to spin out in a horrible crash. There was an attendance of nearly 200,000 cars.


  • The track is inspired by the Auto Club Speedway.
  • The venue for the Piston Cup tiebreaker race is a conglomeration of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena where the Rose Bowl is located, as well as the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
  • The Scoring Pylon (showing numbers 43, 86 and 95), along with the one at the Motor Speedway of the South, is taken from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Despite Darrell mentioning that the final race had an attendance of 200,000 cars, there were really only 100,000 cars in production terms plus an additional 1,500 in the aisles and infields. This is still larger than the 60,000 cars at Motor Speedway and 700 in its infields. Also, 13,000 cars are entering the stadium to find seats.[1]



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