Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Could Be Survival of the Fittest

Fontana, Calif – After three practice sessions as well as a three-round qualifying session, one thing is for sure entering Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) this weekend’s race could be an event of the survival of the fittest. The 2-mile Auto Club Speedway has chewed up and spit out several cars so far this weekend, as we’ve seen a bunch of crashes. Among those two incidents were two of the top drivers to recently race at Fontana. It all started in Friday’s lone practice session of the day…

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Youngsters Erik Jones, Chase Elliott Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Chase Elliott posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, but a scrape with the outside retaining wall early in the session left his Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet team with work to do. Elliott posted his best speed at 187.480 mph before making contact with the wall just 10 minutes into the final session. He cited a parts failure on the left-front corner of the car that his crew was investigating ahead of Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX,…

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Larson, Cup Regulars Dominate XFINITY Series Race in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Kyle Larson overcame a midrace pit-road speeding penalty and held on for victory Saturday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular posted his first XFINITY victory of the season and the sixth of his career at the site of his first series win. His Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet was .127 seconds — about a car-length — ahead of Joey Logano’s Team Penske No. 22 Ford at the checkered flag. “The racing there at…

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Kyle Larson Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 400

California native Kyle Larson stormed to the Coors Light Pole Award in Friday qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Auto Club Speedway. Larson notched a best lap of 187.047 mph with the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet around the 2-mile track. He’ll lead the 39-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the series’ fifth race of the season and the closing event in the three-race NASCAR Goes West swing. “Really happy though, our Target…

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Jimmie Johnson Forced to a Backup Car After Practice Incident at Fontana

The weekend didn’t get started off on the right footing for defending Fontana winner Jimmie Johnson. The six-time Auto Club Speedway winner spun his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet off Turn 4, narrowly avoiding the car of Kurt Busch on the apron before his car’s body plowed into the infield grass. The damage was not major, but significant enough that the crew opted to unload and prep its reserve car for the balance of the race weekend. “We just showed up at the track swinging hard and trying to get…

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Joey Logano Leads XFINITY Series Practices in Fontana

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway for their lone two practice sessions of the race weekend on Friday. In the first session, Joey Logano topped the speed charts with a lap of 178.904 mph in his No. 22 Ford. The Team Penske driver turned that lap on the first lap that he ran around the D-shaped California oval this morning. Kyle Larson who’s been runner-up in three straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races was runner-up in the first XFINITY Series practice with a speed…

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See the Powerful Subway Ad That Will Air During Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Fontana Featuring Daniel Suarez

Yesterday, Subway Restaurants revealed what the No. 19 Toyota driven by Daniel Suarez would look like in their four race sponsorship deal that they will serve as the primary sponsor on the Joe Gibbs Racing entry in those races for the 2017 season. Subway’s colors will be on that car beginning with this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway, then they will be featured three more times during the 2017 season as well (Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte-May 28, Coke Zero 400 at Daytona- July 1…

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