FONTANA NASCAR drivers will attempt to qualify Friday for this weekend's Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

On the same day, six High Desert schools will be at the raceway partaking in fast-paced education.

As part of the speedway's NASCAR weekend event, students will "experiment with exercises on time and distance, friction, gas laws, as well as force and height" for Mathematics and Science Day, according to a San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) news release.

Students representing Barstow Junior High, Vanguard Prep in Apple Valley, Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia and Hook and Lakeview middle schools and University Prep in Victorville, along with 10 other schools in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, will participate.

Antron Brown, the National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel dragster world champion in 2012, will be the featured speaker. Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker and County Superintendent Gary Thomas will also address the students.

Mathematics and Science Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the speedway located at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.

The event is coordinated by the Auto Club Speedway and the SBCSS Alliance for Education and is sponsored by a grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as well as donations from Toyota Financial Services, John Elway's Crown Toyota and Toyota Motor Sales.

Shea Johnson may be reached at (760) 256-4126 or at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com.