NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Auto Club 400

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Auto Club 400
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
41 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Backup Car
41 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Missed Driver Introductions
47 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Rear Gear Change
11 26 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 31
34 27 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 31
5 28 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 31
16 28 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 31
41 28 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 31
32 42 Speeding-Exiting pits G Pass Thru 44
2 49 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 53
41 49 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 53
32 82 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 85
11 83 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 85
27 84 Speeding-Exiting pits G Pass Thru 87
83 84 Removing equipment from assigned pit area G Stop and Go 88
6 108 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 114
98 109 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 114
30 111 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 114
30 111 Running the stop and go sign/light Y 1 Lap 114
15 112 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 114
16 123 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 130
16 123 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 130
19 124 Speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 130
16 125 Speed-Entering Pits Y Tail End 130
20 149 Speed-Entering Pits G Pass Thru 152
78 154 Speed-Entering Pits G/Y Pass Thru / Tail End 160
18 199 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 203
20 200 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 203

 

 

 

 

 

Superman Jimmie Johnson earns 77th Sprint Cup win in overtime shootout

CeByHkGW0AEKvkTSunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway (ACS), and with a green-white-checkered dash to the finish, it was six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Jimmie Johnson, denying the domination of Kevin Harvick, to win the 2016 NSCS Auto Club 400.

This was Johnson’s second series victory and third top-10 finish of the season, his 77th series career victory in 512 races, and his sixth series victory in 22 races at ACS.

Following Johnson and Harvick (led the most laps – 142 out of 205) to the drop of the checkered flag were Denny Hamlin finishing third, Joey Logano fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott, brought home sixth-place, while Carl Edwards finished seventh, AJ Allmendinger eighth, Brad Keselowski ninth and Jamie McMurray rounding out the top-10 finishing positions.

With his second-place finish, Harvick maintains the points lead and leaves Fontana with a 11-point leader over today’s race winner, Jimmie Johnson.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 137.213 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 59 Mins, 17 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.772 Seconds
Lead Changes: 26 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 33 laps

Up Next: Easter weekend is next means off week for NASCAR,  action will return at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 3rd, for the STP 500. The race is set to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

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Auto Club 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 205 Running 25 44 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 205 Running 142 41 2
3 11 Denny Hamlin 205 Running 2 39 1
4 22 Joey Logano 205 Running 3 38 1
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 205 Running 0 36 0
6 24 Chase Elliott # 205 Running 1 36 1
7 19 Carl Edwards 205 Running 9 35 1
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 205 Running 0 33 0
9 2 Brad Keselowski 205 Running 0 32 0
10 1 Jamie McMurray 205 Running 0 31 0
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 205 Running 0 30 0
12 44 Brian Scott # 205 Running 0 29 0
13 14 Brian Vickers 205 Running 0 28 0
14 31 Ryan Newman 205 Running 0 27 0
15 27 Paul Menard 205 Running 0 26 0
16 38 Landon Cassill 205 Running 0 25 0
17 13 Casey Mears 205 Running 0 24 0
18 15 Clint Bowyer 205 Running 0 23 0
19 20 Matt Kenseth 205 Running 2 23 1
20 6 Trevor Bayne 205 Running 0 21 0
21 43 Aric Almirola 205 Running 0 20 0
22 23 David Ragan 205 Running 0 19 0
23 7 Regan Smith 205 Running 0 18 0
24 3 Austin Dillon 205 Running 0 17 0
25 18 Kyle Busch 205 Running 0 16 0
26 98 Cole Whitt 205 Running 0 15 0
27 83 Matt Dibenedetto 205 Running 0 14 0
28 5 Kasey Kahne 205 Running 0 13 0
29 46 Michael Annett 205 Running 0 12 0
30 41 Kurt Busch 205 Running 0 11 0
31 95 Michael McDowell 205 Running 0 10 0
32 78 Martin Truex Jr. 204 Running 21 10 1
33 34 Chris Bueshcher # 204 Running 0 8 0
34 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 200 Running 0 7 0
35 21 Ryan Blaney # 195 Accident 0 6 0
36 30 Josh Wise 195 Running 0 5 0
37 16 Greg Biffle 146 Engine 0 4 0
38 10 Danica Patrick 120 Accident 0 3 0
39 42 Kyle Larson 46 Accident 0 2 0

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 195 Leader 5 1 3 5 0
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 184 -11 5 2 3 3 0
3 19 Carl Edwards 171 -24 5 0 3 4 0
4 11 Denny Hamlin 170 -25 5 1 3 3 0
5 18 Kyle Busch 170 -25 5 0 4 4 0
6 22 Joey Logano 165 -30 5 0 2 3 0
7 41 Kurt Busch 148 -47 5 0 1 4 0
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 145 -50 5 0 2 3 1
9 2 Brad Keselowski 142 -53 5 1 1 3 0
10 3 Austin Dillon 139 -56 5 0 1 3 0
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 127 -68 5 0 1 2 0
12 1 Jamie McMurray 125 -70 5 0 0 1 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 120 -75 5 0 0 0 0
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 119 -76 5 0 1 2 1
15 20 Matt Kenseth 113 -82 5 0 0 1 1
16 24 Chase Elliott # 110 -85 5 0 0 3 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 21 Ryan Blaney # 110 0 5 0 0 2 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 109 -1 5 0 0 1 0
19 47 AJ Allmendinger 108 -2 5 0 0 1 0
20 31 Ryan Newman 95 -15 5 0 0 0 1
21 6 Trevor Bayne 95 -15 5 0 0 0 0
22 27 Paul Menard 91 -19 5 0 0 0 1
23 7 Regan Smith 88 -22 5 0 0 1 0
24 42 Kyle Larson 87 -23 5 0 0 1 1
25 44 Brian Scott # 85 -25 5 0 0 0 0
26 13 Casey Mears 84 -26 5 0 0 0 0
27 16 Greg Biffle 80 -30 5 0 0 0 1
28 38 Landon Cassill 77 -33 5 0 0 0 0
29 10 Danica Patrick 72 -38 5 0 0 0 2
30 23 David Ragan 67 -43 5 0 0 0 0
31 15 Clint Bowyer 66 -44 5 0 0 0 0
32 59 Michael McDowell 61 -49 5 0 0 0 0
33 93 Matt Dibenedetto 58 -52 5 0 0 0 1
34 46 Michael Annett 57 -53 5 0 0 0 0
35 34 Chris Bueshcher # 49 -61 5 0 0 0 1
36 14 Brian Vickers 48 -62 3 0 0 0 0
37 98 Cole Whitt 27 -83 4 0 0 0 2
38 30 Josh Wise 20 -90 4 0 0 0 0
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 18 -92 3 0 0 0 0
40 83 Michael Waltrip 12 -98 1 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 11 -99 1 0 0 0 0
42 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -107 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 116 Leader 5
2 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 110 -6 5
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 0 109 -7 5
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 104 -12 5
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 0 102 -14 5
6 Team Penske 22 0 100 -16 5
7 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 98 -18 5
8 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 96 -20 5
9 Team Penske 2 1 93 -23 5
10 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 90 -26 5
11 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 79 -37 5
12 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 78 -38 5
13 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 77 -39 5
14 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 76 -40 5
15 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 73 -43 5
16 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 72 -44 5
17 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 72 -44 5
18 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 69 -47 5
19 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 61 -55 5
20 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 57 -59 5
21 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 57 -59 5
22 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 56 -60 5
23 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 56 -60 5
24 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 56 -60 5
25 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 54 -62 5
26 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 47 -69 5
27 Germain Racing 13 0 44 -72 5
28 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 42 -74 5
29 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 41 -75 5
30 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 37 -79 5
31 BK Racing 83 0 36 -80 5
32 BK Racing 23 0 36 -80 5
33 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 34 -82 5
34 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 33 -83 5
35 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 31 -85 5
36 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 30 -86 5
37 GO FAS Racing 32 0 26 -90 5
38 Premium Motorsports 98 0 22 -94 5
39 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 8 -108 1
40 The Motorsports Group 30 0 7 -109 5
41 BK Racing 26 0 3 -113 1
42 BK Racing 93 0 1 -115 1
43 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 0 -116 1
44 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -116 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 3 210 Leader
2 Toyota 1 201 -9
3 Ford 1 180 -30

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Austin Dillon, #3 188.482 mph
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Kyle Busch, #18
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kevin Harvick, #4
Ingersoll Rand Power Move Jamie McMurray, #1 9 Position
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Hendrick Engines, #4
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kevin Harvick, #4
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Chase Elliott, #24 Crew Chief A. Gustafson
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Chase Elliott, #24
3M Lap Leader Jimmie Johnson, #48 76 Laps
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Carl Edwards, #19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Dillon wins the pole for the Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 in California

Austin Dillon, with a qualifying lap speed of 188.482 MPH, captured the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400 pole award on Friday, and will lead the field in the start of Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

A new series qualifying track record at ACS was established during the second round of qualifying, when Denny Hamlin ran a lap speed of 188.511 MPH, breaking Kyle Busch’s previous record of 188.245 MPH – which he set on Feb. 27, 2005.

This was Dillon’s first series pole and third top-10 start of the season, his second series career pole in 90 races and his first series pole in three races at ACS.

Last week’s series event winner, Kevin Harvick, qualified on the outside pole with a lap speed of 188.329 MPH, and he’ll be followed by Denny Hamlin (187.637 MPH) starting third, Ryan Newman (187.276) fourth and Carl Edwards (187.222) starts fifth.

The defending series champion, Kyle Busch (187.212 MPH) will start from sixth, while Trevor Bayne (186.916) starts seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (186.795) eighth, Joey Logano (186.557) ninth and Jamie McMurray (186.345) qualified in 10th.

For the fourth consecutive series weekend, only 39-drivers attempted to fill the 40-car field; therefore, no on failed to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) session from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 20th annual Auto Club 400 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Auto Club 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 3 Austin Dillon 38.413 38.209 38.200 Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick 38.238 38.226 38.231 -0.031
3 11 Denny Hamlin 38.241 38.194 38.372 -0.141
4 31 Ryan Newman 38.388 38.369 38.446 -0.074
5 19 Carl Edwards 38.505 38.360 38.457 -0.011
6 18 Kyle Busch 38.413 38.362 38.459 -0.002
7 6 Trevor Bayne 38.334 38.291 38.520 -0.061
8 24 Chase Elliott # 38.215 38.195 38.545 -0.025
9 22 Joey Logano 38.267 38.350 38.594 -0.049
10 1 Jamie McMurray 38.392 38.327 38.638 -0.044
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 38.392 38.365 38.775 -0.137
12 5 Kasey Kahne 38.301 38.371 0.000 38.775
13 27 Paul Menard 38.451 38.401 Eliminated -0.030
14 21 Ryan Blaney # 38.561 38.404 Eliminated -0.003
15 2 Brad Keselowski 38.200 38.455 Eliminated -0.051
16 34 Chris Bueshcher # 38.575 38.471 Eliminated -0.016
17 78 Martin Truex Jr. 38.314 38.497 Eliminated -0.026
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 38.417 38.600 Eliminated -0.103
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 38.414 38.648 Eliminated -0.048
20 20 Matt Kenseth 38.388 38.654 Eliminated -0.006
21 44 Brian Scott # 38.616 38.673 Eliminated -0.019
22 16 Greg Biffle 38.585 38.694 Eliminated -0.021
23 13 Casey Mears 38.456 38.757 Eliminated -0.063
24 14 Brian Vickers 38.486 38.797 Eliminated -0.040
25 43 Aric Almirola 38.627 Eliminated -0.141
26 41 Kurt Busch 38.690 Eliminated -0.063
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 38.693 Eliminated -0.003
28 7 Regan Smith 38.773 Eliminated -0.080
29 15 Clint Bowyer 38.785 Eliminated -0.012
30 95 Michael McDowell 38.817 Eliminated -0.032
31 10 Danica Patrick 38.898 Eliminated -0.081
32 42 Kyle Larson 38.921 Eliminated -0.023
33 83 Matt Dibenedetto 39.001 Eliminated -0.080
34 38 Landon Cassill 39.091 Eliminated -0.090
35 23 David Ragan 39.333 Eliminated -0.242
36 98 Cole Whitt 39.485 Eliminated -0.152
37 30 Josh Wise 39.571 Eliminated -0.086
38 46 Michael Annett 39.865 Eliminated -0.294
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 39.908 Eliminated -0.043

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Austin Dillon tops Sprint Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway

Austin DillonFriday afternoon in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) at Auto Club Speedway (ACS), Austin Dillon – with a lap speed of 188.511 MPH – was the quickest in the first Auto Club 400 practice session.

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 188.432 MPH, was Martin Truex Jr., and he was followed by Kevin Harvick (188.304 MPH) who was third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (188.289) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chris Buescher (187.823) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Kasey Kahne (187.700 MPH) who was sixth, Jimmie Johnson (187.573) seventh, Casey Mears (187.505) eighth, ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney (187.495) ninth and AJ Allmendinger (187.451) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed

Later this evening at 7:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 qualifying will be held to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race, and it has been just over 11-years (02/27/2005) since Kyle Busch set the current series qualifying track record speed of 188.245 MPH at ACS.

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) session from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 20th annual Auto Club 400 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Auto Club 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 3 Austin Dillon 188.511 38.194 Leader 7
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 188.432 38.210 -0.016 7
3 4 Kevin Harvick 188.304 38.236 -0.042 4
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 188.289 38.239 -0.045 8
5 34 Chris Bueshcher # 187.823 38.334 -0.140 11
6 5 Kasey Kahne 187.700 38.359 -0.165 12
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 187.573 38.385 -0.191 7
8 13 Casey Mears 187.505 38.399 -0.205 11
9 21 Ryan Blaney # 187.495 38.401 -0.207 9
10 47 AJ Allmendinger 187.451 38.410 -0.216 19
11 16 Greg Biffle 187.378 38.425 -0.231 13
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 187.281 38.445 -0.251 6
13 42 Kyle Larson 187.266 38.448 -0.254 9
14 2 Brad Keselowski 187.251 38.451 -0.257 7
15 18 Kyle Busch 187.212 38.459 -0.265 14
16 11 Denny Hamlin 187.139 38.474 -0.280 5
17 43 Aric Almirola 187.125 38.477 -0.283 11
18 24 Chase Elliott # 187.047 38.493 -0.299 18
19 22 Joey Logano 187.047 38.493 -0.299 15
20 31 Ryan Newman 187.003 38.502 -0.308 10
21 14 Brian Vickers 186.950 38.513 -0.319 12
22 44 Brian Scott # 186.858 38.532 -0.338 12
23 27 Paul Menard 186.630 38.579 -0.385 14
24 20 Matt Kenseth 186.466 38.613 -0.419 6
25 19 Carl Edwards 186.384 38.630 -0.436 7
26 1 Jamie McMurray 186.225 38.663 -0.469 12
27 6 Trevor Bayne 186.172 38.674 -0.480 14
28 41 Kurt Busch 186.167 38.675 -0.481 9
29 15 Clint Bowyer 186.148 38.679 -0.485 14
30 10 Danica Patrick 185.854 38.740 -0.546 14
31 7 Regan Smith 185.304 38.855 -0.661 9
32 23 David Ragan 185.076 38.903 -0.709 7
33 95 Michael McDowell 184.436 39.038 -0.844 7
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto 183.917 39.148 -0.954 7
35 38 Landon Cassill 183.243 39.292 -1.098 7
36 46 Michael Annett 182.242 39.508 -1.314 12
37 98 Cole Whitt 182.205 39.516 -1.322 16
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 180.153 39.966 -1.772 18
39 30 Josh Wise 179.073 40.207 -2.013 14

# – Rookie

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction Sheet for Auto Club 400

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Infraction Sheet for Auto Club 400
Car Lap Infraction Flag Penalty Lap Assessed Notes
55 0 Pre-Race to the rear P Tail End Pace Lap Backup Car
18 23 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 27
98 24 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 27
32 25 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 27
18 61 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 64
7 63 Speeding-Entering pits G Pass Thru 65
83 65 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 67
47 89 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 92
47 89 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 92
9 98 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End Garage
6 99 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 104
46 139 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires G Pass Thru 144
22 154 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 158
9 154 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 158
9 154 Pitting before pit road is open Y Tail End 158
11 186 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 189
9 186 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Y Tail End 189
19 200 Speeding-Entering pits Y Tail End 202
34 200 Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Y Tail End 202
23 200 speeding-Exiting pits Y Tail End 202
6 204 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires Y Tail End 207
42 205 Safety violation Y Pit 205 Bumper Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Keselowski rallies to win Auto Club 400 at Fontana

CAvKDkkVAAAjbkTAfter a second attempt at a green-white-checkered (flag) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400, it was Brad Keselowski denying Kevin Harvick – by 0.710 seconds -from winning his third consecutive NSCS race, as Keselowski wins at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) on the final lap.

This was Keselowski’s first series win of the 2015 season, his 17th series career win and his first series win at Auto Club Speedway.

Following Keselowski and Harvick to the drop the checkered flag was pole-sitter Kurt Busch (who led the most laps – 65 out ot 209) finishing third, Paul Menard fourth and Ryan Newman taking fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Dale Earnhardt Jr. claiming sixth, Joey Logano seventh, Martin Truex Jr. eighth and Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon bringing home ninth and 10th respectively.

With his second place finish, Harvick leaves Fontana with a 28-point lead over Joey Logano.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 140.662 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 58 Mins, 18 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.710 Seconds
Lead Changes: 19 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 31 laps

Next Up: The series returns to the east coast with the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, March 29th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET). and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Auto Club 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski 209 Running 1 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 209 Running 34 43 1
3 41 Kurt Busch 209 Running 65 43 2
4 27 Paul Menard 209 Running 0 40 0
5 31 Ryan Newman 209 Running 0 39 0
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 209 Running 0 38 0
7 22 Joey Logano 209 Running 0 37 0
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 209 Running 5 37 1
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 209 Running 0 35 0
10 24 Jeff Gordon 209 Running 3 35 1
11 43 Aric Almirola 209 Running 0 33 0
12 51 Justin Allgaier 209 Running 0 32 0
13 19 Carl Edwards 209 Running 1 32 1
14 14 Tony Stewart 209 Running 0 30 0
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 209 Running 0 29 0
16 3 Austin Dillon 209 Running 0 28 0
17 5 Kasey Kahne 209 Running 0 27 0
18 18 David Ragan 209 Running 0 26 0
19 10 Danica Patrick 209 Running 0 25 0
20 34 Chris Buescher (i) 209 Running 0 24 0
21 1 Jamie McMurray 209 Running 0 23 0
22 55 Brett Moffitt # 209 Running 0 22 0
23 13 Casey Mears 209 Running 0 21 0
24 35 Cole Whitt 209 Running 0 20 0
25 40 Landon Cassill (i) 209 Running 0 0 0
26 42 Kyle Larson 209 Running 0 18 0
27 33 Brian Scott (i) 209 Running 0 0 0
28 11 Denny Hamlin 209 Running 56 17 1
29 6 Trevor Bayne 209 Running 0 15 0
30 15 Clint Bowyer 209 Running 0 14 0
31 20 Matt Kenseth 209 Running 43 14 1
32 16 Greg Biffle 209 Running 0 12 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 208 Running 1 12 1
34 47 AJ Allmendinger 208 Running 0 10 0
35 38 David Gilliland 208 Running 0 9 0
36 98 Josh Wise 207 Running 0 8 0
37 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 206 Running 0 0 0
38 46 Michael Annett 206 Running 0 6 0
39 26 Jeb Burton # 205 Running 0 5 0
40 32 Mike Bliss(i) 205 Running 0 0 0
41 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 205 Running 0 0 0
42 83 Matt Dibenedetto 203 Running 0 2 0
43 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 155 Running 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings After Daytona
After Race 5 of the 2015 season at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 225 Leader 5 2 5 5 0
2 22 Joey Logano 197 -28 5 1 2 5 0
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 192 -33 5 0 1 5 0
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 164 -61 5 0 3 4 1
5 2 Brad Keselowski 163 -62 5 1 1 4 1
6 31 Ryan Newman 162 -63 5 0 3 4 0
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 159 -66 5 1 2 3 0
8 5 Kasey Kahne 159 -66 5 0 1 2 0
9 27 Paul Menard 152 -73 5 0 1 1 0
10 43 Aric Almirola 138 -87 5 0 0 0 0
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 137 -88 5 0 0 2 0
12 13 Casey Mears 132 -93 5 0 0 1 0
13 20 Matt Kenseth 127 -98 5 0 1 2 0
14 11 Denny Hamlin 125 -100 5 0 2 2 0
15 18 David Ragan 124 -101 5 0 0 0 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 120 -105 5 0 1 1 1
17 19 Carl Edwards 120 -105 5 0 0 0 0
18 42 Kyle Larson 116 -109 5 0 0 2 1
19 3 Austin Dillon 116 -109 5 0 0 0 0
20 15 Clint Bowyer 115 -110 5 0 0 1 0
21 16 Greg Biffle 113 -112 5 0 0 1 0
22 24 Jeff Gordon 112 -113 5 0 0 2 1
23 10 Danica Patrick 111 -114 5 0 0 0 0
24 51 Justin Allgaier 102 -123 5 0 0 0 1
25 38 David Gilliland 101 -124 5 0 0 0 0
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 99 -126 5 0 0 0 1
27 6 Trevor Bayne 86 -139 5 0 0 0 0
28 41 Kurt Busch 82 -143 2 0 2 2 0
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 80 -145 5 0 0 0 0
30 35 Cole Whitt 80 -145 5 0 0 0 1
31 55 Brett Moffitt # 78 -147 4 0 0 1 0
32 14 Tony Stewart 62 -163 5 0 0 0 2
33 46 Michael Annett 60 -165 5 0 0 0 0
34 7 Alex Bowman 49 -176 4 0 0 0 1
35 95 Michael McDowell 44 -181 3 0 0 0 0
36 98 Josh Wise 38 -187 4 0 0 0 0
37 55 Brian Vickers 32 -193 2 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 28 -197 4 0 0 0 0
39 32 Bobby Labonte 20 -205 1 0 0 0 0
40 55 Michael Waltrip 18 -207 1 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 12 -213 1 0 0 0 0
42 83 Matt Fibenedetto 11 -214 2 0 0 0 0
43 66 Mike Wallace 8 -217 1 0 0 0 0
44 33 Alex Kennedy # 6 -219 1 0 0 0 0
45 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -223 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 5 of the 2015 season at Auto Club SpeedwayRaceway
Pos. Owner Car # Points Behind Attempts Starts
1 Tony Stewart 225 182 Leader 3 5
2 Walter Czarnecki 197 160 -22 3 5
3 Barney Visser 192 155 -27 3 5
4 Gene Haas 165 132 -50 3 5
5 Rick Hendrick 164 127 -55 3 5
6 Roger Penske 163 126 -56 3 5
7 Richard Childress 162 124 -58 3 5
8 Jeff Gordon 159 123 -59 3 5
9 Linda Hendrick 159 122 -60 3 5
10 Richard Childress 152 116 -66 3 5
11 Richard Petty 138 113 -69 3 5
12 Tad Geschickter 137 112 -70 3 5
13 Bob Germain 132 111 -71 3 5
14 Joe Gibbs 127 108 -74 3 5
15 JD Gibbs 125 105 -77 3 5
16 Joe Gibbs 123 101 -81 3 5
17 Felix Sabates 120 101 -81 3 5
18 J D Gibbs 120 98 -84 3 5
19 Chip Ganassi 116 97 -85 3 5
20 Richard Childress 116 97 -85 3 5
21 Rob Kauffman 115 92 -90 3 5
22 Jack Roush 113 88 -94 3 5
23 Rick Hendrick 112 88 -94 3 5
24 Tony Stewart 111 87 -95 3 5
25 Michael Waltrip 109 86 -96 3 5
26 Harry Scott 102 79 -103 3 5
27 Brad Jenkins 101 77 -105 3 5
28 John Henry 99 71 -111 3 5
29 John Henry 86 70 -112 3 5
30 Joe Falk 85 70 -112 3 5
32 Richard Petty 82 68 -114 3 5
32 Jerry Freeze 80 60 -122 3 5
33 Bob Jenkins 80 58 -124 3 5
34 Margaret Haas 62 45 -137 3 5
35 Michael Hillman 52 44 -138 3 5
36 Tommy Baldwin 49 39 -143 3 5
37 Archie St Hilaire 49 37 -145 2 5
38 Harry Scott 45 36 -146 3 5
39 Bob Leavine 44 34 -148 3 3
40 Ron Devine 43 33 -149 3 5
41 Mike Curb 38 323 141 3 5
42 Ron Devine 36 30 -152 3 5
43 Jay Robinson 32 30 -152 3 5
44 Glen Wood 30 29 -153 3 2
45 Anthony Marlowe 28 23 -159 2 5
46 John Cohen 12 12 -170 3 4
47 Jay Robinson 8 8 -174 3 4
48 Curtis Key 2 2 -180 2 2
49 Robby Benton 0 0 -182 3 4

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 5 of the 2015 season at Auto Club SpeedwayRaceway
Pos. Manufacturer Points Behind Wins
1 Chevrolet 228 Leader 3
2 Ford 212 -16 2
3 Toyota 183 -45 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kurt Busch stays perfect for weekend, leads Sprint Cup happy hour

kurt-busch-2015-fontana-gettyOnce again at Auto Club Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Sunday’s pole-sitter, Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 184.971 MPH – showing the fastest way around the track during the final Auto Club 400 practice session.

Paul Menard was second fastest in the practice session with a lap speed of 183.885 MPH, and he was followed by Kevin Harvick (183.220 MPH) who was third, Casey Mears (183.146) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (182.992) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) session were Martin Truex Jr. (182.783 MPH) who was sixth, Ryan Newman (182.699) seventh, Joey Logano (182.348) eighth, Brad Keselowski (182.292) ninth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (182.099) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

The 19th annual Auto Club 400 is scheduled to start around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afernoon, with FOX providing television coverage of the event – which will begin with their pre-race show at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Auto Club 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 184.971 38.925 Leader 45
2 27 Paul Menard 183.885 39.155 -0.230 35
3 4 Kevin Harvick 183.220 39.297 -0.372 31
4 13 Casey Mears 183.146 39.313 -0.388 34
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 182.992 39.346 -0.421 45
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 182.783 39.391 -0.466 28
7 31 Ryan Newman 182.699 39.409 -0.484 40
8 22 Joey Logano 182.348 39.485 -0.560 36
9 2 Brad Keselowski 182.292 39.497 -0.572 40
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 182.099 39.539 -0.614 42
11 10 Danica Patrick 182.007 39.559 -0.634 33
12 18 David Ragan 181.713 39.623 -0.698 34
13 5 Kasey Kahne 181.644 39.638 -0.713 33
14 16 Greg Biffle 181.644 39.638 -0.713 33
15 20 Matt Kenseth 181.493 39.671 -0.746 35
16 42 Kyle Larson 181.433 39.684 -0.759 41
17 11 Denny Hamlin 181.420 39.687 -0.762 32
18 19 Carl Edwards 181.128 39.751 -0.826 29
19 3 Austin Dillon 181.018 39.775 -0.850 42
20 15 Clint Bowyer 180.591 39.869 -0.944 37
21 47 AJ Allmendinger 180.438 39.903 -0.978 31
22 24 Jeff Gordon 180.140 39.969 -1.044 21
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 179.623 40.084 -1.159 22
24 33 Brian Scott (i) 179.596 40.090 -1.165 35
25 43 Aric Almirola 179.395 40.135 -1.210 37
26 1 Jamie McMurray 179.185 40.182 -1.257 33
27 14 Tony Stewart 179.096 40.202 -1.277 19
28 51 Justin Allgaier 178.909 40.244 -1.319 23
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 178.620 40.309 -1.384 23
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 177.945 40.462 -1.537 25
31 7 Alex Bowman 177.857 40.482 -1.557 27
32 55 Brett Moffitt # 177.721 40.513 -1.588 35
33 6 Trevor Bayne 177.624 40.535 -1.610 18
34 98 Josh Wise 177.279 40.614 -1.689 30
35 35 Cole Whitt 177.257 40.619 -1.694 17
36 34 Chris Buescher (i) 177.048 40.667 -1.742 28
37 46 Michael Annett 176.791 40.726 -1.801 24
38 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 176.600 40.770 -1.845 27
39 38 David Gilliland 175.987 40.912 -1.987 20
40 26 Jeb Burton # 175.966 40.917 -1.992 26
41 32 Mike Bliss(i) 175.161 41.105 -2.180 16
42 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 0.000 0.000 -38.925 0
42 83 Matt Dibenedetto 0.000 0.000 -38.925 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 41 Kurt Busch 1 10 180.470 Leader Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick 1 10 180.294 -0.176 -0.176
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 180.020 -0.450 -0.274
4 11 Denny Hamlin 1 10 179.683 -0.787 -0.337
5 2 Brad Keselowski 1 10 179.159 -1.311 -0.524
6 5 Kasey Kahne 1 10 178.856 -1.614 -0.303
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 10 178.774 -1.696 -0.082
8 42 Kyle Larson 1 10 178.737 -1.733 -0.037
9 20 Matt Kenseth 1 10 178.525 -1.945 -0.212
10 27 Paul Menard 1 10 178.519 -1.951 -0.006
11 31 Ryan Newman 1 10 178.432 -2.038 -0.087
12 47 AJ Allmendinger 18 27 177.779 -2.691 -0.653
13 43 Aric Almirola 1 10 177.729 -2.741 -0.050
14 3 Austin Dillon 1 10 177.724 -2.746 -0.005
15 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 177.629 -2.841 -0.095
16 22 Joey Logano 22 31 177.542 -2.928 -0.087
17 15 Clint Bowyer 10 19 177.305 -3.165 -0.237
18 18 David Ragan 24 33 176.989 -3.481 -0.316
19 10 Danica Patrick 21 30 176.508 -3.962 -0.481
20 55 Brett Moffitt # 2 11 175.814 -4.656 -0.694
21 13 Casey Mears 21 30 175.743 -4.727 -0.071
22 7 Alex Bowman 10 19 175.251 -5.219 -0.492
23 33 Brian Scott (i) 24 33 175.218 -5.252 -0.033
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.