Fontana has played a role in one of the most popular and critically acclaimed movies of the fall.
Scenes from "Ford v Ferrari" were filmed at Auto Club Speedway, which is well known for providing a backdrop for several movies, TV shows, and commercials over the past two decades.
"Ford v Ferrari" is a sports drama starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The plot follows the creation of the Ford GT40, a race car which the company hoped would triumph over the Ferrari racing team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France in 1966.
The movie was produced by 20th Century Fox, which used the Auto Club Speedway property for filming for 10 days.
Filming also took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, three cities in Georgia, and Le Mans, France.
"Ford v Ferrari" was released on Nov. 15 and topped the box office that weekend with $31.5 million. Some critics have said that the film could receive honors during the awards season.
----- EARLIER THIS YEAR, two commercials were filmed at the Fontana track:
• Dell Technologies -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1BTVjiXCq8&feature=emb_logo
• Toyota Supra -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6BMbbMzMQI
----- LAST YEAR, scenes from one of the episodes of the TV show "Lucifer" were filmed at Auto Club Speedway.
In previous years, some of the movies that featured the local speedway included "The Bucket List" (2007), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" (2005), and "Charlie's Angels" (2000).