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Yes, NASCAR is Coming to Los Angeles...errr, Irwindale

Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, 20 miles east of downtown LA
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Want to see what NASCAR is all about while staying in LA's backyard? Or get a preview of tomorrow's household names? Or just looking for a novel way to show your West Coast sports pride? Then check out the Toyota All-Star Showdown tomorrow and Saturday at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

Consider it the Spring Training for NASCAR's prospects of tomorrow. One of the biggest draws in the race called the "Daytona 500 of Short Track Racing" is bound to be 18-year-old Joey "Sliced Bread" Logano. The racing phenom will take over the Home Depot #20 in the Sprint Cup Series for outspoken driver Tony Stewart for 2009. Logano goes head-to-head against 18-year-old Marc Davis, his teammate in the Joe Gibbs Racing program.