Logano Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif – Saturday was all about Joey Logano. The Team Penske driver took the lead on Lap 4 and lead the next 116 laps in the process. He’d lead all but 11 for the race overall, en route to the dominating victory in Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at the Auto Club Speedway. It was Logano’s 29th career series win, tying Matt Kenseth for seventh all-time. Three of those 29 have come in Fontana (2009, 2012, 2018). But, this is his first with Penske and the No. 22 Ford. The trip to…

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Truex and Busch Earn Front Row Starting Spots After a Wild Qualifying Session in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif – NASCAR is going to have to eventually do something about their cars missing out of qualifying. While it’s not their fault for what’s happening, it’s something that’s going to have to be rectified. With technical inspection going to new depths over the last few years, that mixed with teams pushing the limits on setups, have seen several races where cars didn’t even make a qualifying attempt. Counter that with only 37 cars showing up on most race weekends now, and it’s a crime to charge fans the price…

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Harvick/SHR Lead Cup Practice on Friday, Suarez Goes To a Backup Car After Crashing

FONTANA, Calif – Kevin Harvick is picking up each week from where he left off at the previous track the previous race weekend. It’s becoming a common trend. Harvick, wins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race one week, then he comes out of the gates the following weekend strong. By the end of the weekend, he’s back in victory lane. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Well, here we are again. Last weekend at Phoenix, Harvick won his third consecutive Cup race in the TicketGuardian 500. On Friday, the first time the cars…

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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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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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Aged Fontana Track Poses Issues for Cup Drivers, Handling/Strategy Key for This Weekend

Depending on what they do to the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the next oldest track to not be repaved is the Auto Club Speedway. That’s the destination of the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. With that being said, the drivers are all wary of the challenges ahead of this weekend’s race that the 2-mile, D-Shape California oval could pose. Fontana is a very wide, very fast, yet very bumpy race track. With the surface as old as it is, the tire fall off on a run is…

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Kevin Harvick Hoping 2 Straight Runner-Ups at Fontana Lead to a Win on Sunday

Kevin Harvick has had some bad luck this season. He was caught up in a crash at Daytona and finished 22nd. He led nearly the entire race at Atlanta before a pit road speeding penalty occurred with 15 laps-to-go and relegated him to a ninth place effort. At Las Vegas, he was running in the top five before a cut tire forced him into the wall with a 38th place finish. Then, last weekend at Phoenix, he wasn’t his usual self there and finished sixth after starting 23rd. Now, he’s…

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Kyle Busch Hoping to Get Back to Victory Lane Sunday in Fontana

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been a very frustrating one for Kyle Busch. At Daytona, a cut tire left him frustrated with Goodyear and a 38th place finish in the season opening Daytona 500. The next week in Atlanta, they just never got a handle on his No. 18 Toyota as he finished a disappointing 16th. Then, at Las Vegas, his home track, Busch was running third on the final lap in the final turn, but contact with Joey Logano sent him spinning towards a 22nd…

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Danica Patrick/Kyle Busch Fined For Actions Last Weekend at Fontana

Both Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch were punished by NASCAR today for their actions during last weekend’s action at the Auto Club Speedway. Patrick, was fined $20,000 and placed on probation by NASCAR for her actions during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the two-mile oval. Competition officials ruled that Patrick violated safety rules when she walked toward the racing surface to gesture at Kasey Kahne’s passing car after the two made contact entering Turn 1 on Lap 120 which caused Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet to slam hard into the outside wall…

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