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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dillon has enough fuel, avoids Busch in final turn to win Xfinity race at Fontana

Cd8f6JZW8AAYelKAustin Dillon capitalized on the misfortune of race leader, Kyle Busch, blowing a tire on the final lap, and goes on to win Saturday’s 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

This was Dillon’s first series victory and fourth top-10 finish of the season, his seventh series career victory in 102 races and his first series victory in four races at ACS.

Following Dillon and Busch (led the most laps – 133 out of 150) to the drop of the checkered flag were Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., finishing third, Daniel Suarez fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kevin Harvick finishing in sixth-place, Brendan Gaughan seventh, Kyle Larson eighth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Brandon Jones ninth and Justin Allgaier brought home 10th.

With his fourth-place finish, Daniel Suarez continues his points lead in the series and leaves Fontana with a 10-point lead over Elliott Sadler residing in second.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 143.008 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 05 Mins, 52 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.714 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps

Up Next: The series takes the next two weeks off and returns to action on Friday, April 8th, for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). The race is scheduled to get underway around 8:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

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TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 150 Running 1 0 0
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 150 Running 133 0 0
3 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 150 Running 0 38 0
4 19 Daniel Suarez 150 Running 4 38 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 150 Running 0 36 0
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 150 Running 0 0 0
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 150 Running 2 35 1
8 42 Kyle Larson (i) 150 Running 5 0 0
9 33 Brandon Jones # 150 Running 0 32 0
10 7 Justin Allgaier 150 Running 0 31 0
11 98 Aric Almirola (i) 150 Running 3 0 0
12 11 Blake Koch 150 Running 0 29 0
13 48 Brennan Poole # 149 Running 0 28 0
14 16 Ryan Reed 149 Running 0 27 0
15 20 Erik Jones # 149 Running 0 26 0
16 43 Jeb Burton 149 Running 0 25 0
17 3 Ty Dillon 149 Running 0 24 0
18 24 Corey LaJoie 149 Running 0 23 0
19 4 Ross Chastain 149 Running 0 22 0
20 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 148 Running 0 0 0
21 51 Jeremy Clements 148 Running 0 20 0
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong 148 Running 0 19 0
23 0 Garrett Smithley # 148 Running 0 18 0
24 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 148 Running 0 0 0
25 01 Ryan Preece # 148 Running 1 17 1
26 90 Mario Gosselin 147 Running 0 15 0
27 14 JJ Yeley 147 Running 0 14 0
28 52 Joey Gase 145 Running 0 13 0
29 39 Ryan Sieg 145 Running 0 12 0
30 15 Todd Peck 141 Running 0 11 0
31 25 Cody Ware # 140 Running 0 10 0
32 74 Mike Harmon 139 Running 0 9 0
33 78 BJ McLeod 95 Engine 0 8 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 89 Engine 0 7 0
35 97 Harrison Rhodes 84 Engine 0 6 0
36 93 Dylan Lupton 56 Accident 0 5 0
37 07 Ray Black Jr 44 Accident 0 4 0
38 44 David Starr 30 Engine 0 3 0
39 40 Derek White 18 Vibration 1 0 0
40 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 2 Brakes 0 0 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 182 Leader 5 0 3 5 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 172 -10 5 0 2 5 0
3 7 Justin Allgaier 163 -19 5 0 1 4 0
4 33 Brandon Jones # 161 -21 5 0 0 3 0
5 3 Ty Dillon 159 -23 5 0 1 3 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 154 -28 5 0 0 3 0
7 20 Erik Jones # 152 -30 5 0 3 3 0
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 134 -48 5 0 1 2 1
9 16 Ryan Reed 133 -49 5 0 0 0 0
10 48 Brennan Poole # 130 -52 5 0 0 1 0
11 11 Blake Koch 122 -60 5 0 0 1 0
12 43 Jeb Burton 121 -61 5 0 0 1 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 108 -13 5 0 0 0 0
14 51 Jeremy Clements 104 -17 5 0 0 0 0
15 39 Ryan Sieg 99 -22 5 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 96 -25 5 0 0 0 0
17 01 Ryan Preece # 80 -41 5 0 0 0 1
18 14 JJ Yeley 77 -44 4 0 0 0 0
19 78 BJ McLeod # 66 -55 5 0 0 0 1
20 44 David Starr 65 -56 5 0 0 0 2
21 24 Corey Lajoie 63 -58 3 0 0 0 0
22 0 Garrett Smithley # 62 -59 4 0 0 0 0
23 07 Ray Black Jr # 52 -69 5 0 0 0 1
24 52 Joey Gase 52 -69 5 0 0 0 1
25 90 Mario Gosselin 49 -72 4 0 0 0 0
26 42 Justin Marks 33 -88 2 0 0 0 1
27 74 Mike Harmon 33 -88 4 0 0 0 0
28 97 Harrison Rhodes 32 -89 4 0 0 0 3
29 70 Derrike Cope 28 -93 3 0 0 0 1
30 93 Dylan Lupton 27 -94 2 0 0 0 1
31 15 Cody Ware # 26 -95 3 0 0 0 1
32 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -96 2 0 0 0 0
33 99 Todd Peck 18 -103 3 0 0 0 1
34 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -106 1 0 0 0 0
35 24 TJ Bell Jr 15 -106 1 0 0 0 0
36 89 Morgan Shepherd 13 -108 4 0 0 0 4
37 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -109 1 0 0 0 0
38 0 Eric McClure 11 -110 1 0 0 0 0
39 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -110 1 0 0 0 0
40 13 Josh Reaume 10 -111 2 0 0 0 2
41 40 Carl Long 9 -112 2 0 0 0 2
42 17 Jeff Green 7 -114 4 0 0 0 4
43 14 Benny Gordon 6 -176 1 0 0 0 1
44 13 Derek White 5 -177 1 0 0 0 0
45 13 DJ Kennington 5 -177 1 0 0 0 0
46 90 Martin Roy 3 -179 1 0 0 0 1
47 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -180 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 JD Gibbs 18 3 153 Leader 5
2 Richard Childress 2 1 146 -7 5
3 Joe Gibbs 19 0 144 -9 5
4 Rick Hendrick 88 1 144 -9 5
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 136 -17 5
6 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 136 -17 5
7 Richard Childress 33 0 135 -18 5
8 Richard Childress 3 0 132 -21 5
9 Roger Penske 22 0 129 -24 5
10 Richard Childress 62 0 126 -27 5
11 Joe Gibbs 20 0 119 -34 5
12 Jack Roush 6 0 106 -47 5
13 Jack Roush 16 0 102 -51 5
14 Chip Ganassi 48 0 96 -57 5
15 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 96 -57 5
16 Richard Petty 43 0 93 -60 5
17 Chip Ganassi 42 0 89 -64 5
18 James Whitener 28 0 87 -66 5
19 Tony Clements 51 0 84 -69 5
20 Rod Sieg 39 0 79 -74 5
21 Gregg Mixon 24 0 75 -78 5
22 Gary Keller 4 0 74 -79 5
23 Fred Biagi 98 0 69 -84 5
24 Mark Smith 14 0 63 -90 5
25 Johnny Davis 01 0 62 -91 5
26 Gary Cogswell 0 0 60 -93 5
27 BJ McLeod 78 0 58 -95 5
28 Mark Smith 44 0 55 -98 5
29 Bobby Dotter 07 0 48 -105 5
30 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 40 -113 5
31 Jimmy Means 52 0 39 -114 5
32 Rick Ware 25 0 39 -114 5
33 Pamela Sieg 93 0 37 -116 4
34 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 37 -116 1
35 Rick Ware 15 0 26 -127 5
36 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 25 -128 2
37 Mike Harmon 74 0 24 -129 5
38 Victor Obaika 97 0 24 -129 5
39 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 23 -130 5
40 Tony Townley 05 0 21 -132 1
41 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 18 -135 1
42 Derek White 13 0 17 -136 5
43 Rick Gdovic 146 0 15 -138 1
44 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 13 -140 5
45 Derek White 40 0 9 -144 5
46 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -149 1
47 Mark Smith 10 0 3 -150 4
48 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -150 4
49 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -151 1
50 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -153 1

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 3 209 Leader
2 Chevrolet 2 201 -8
3 Ford 0 177 -32
4 Dodge 0 35 -174

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Daniel Suarez, #19 179.955 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Joe Gibbs Racing Engine – Mark Cronquist, #18
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kyle Busch, #18
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Brandon Jones, #33
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 claims top speed in final Xfinity practice

Austin DillonIn the final 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300, it was Austin Dillon – with a lap speed of 176.622 MPH – at the top of the speed chart at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) early Friday evening.

Fastest in the first session, Kyle Busch, posted the second fastest lap speed of 176.013 MPH in this session, and he was followed by Ryan Blaney (175.863 MPH) who was third, Ty Dillon (175.623) fourth and Kyle Larson (175.588) was fifth.

The current series points leader, Daniel Suarez (175.404 MPH) was sixth-fastest, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones (175.200 MPH) was seventh, Jeb Burton (174.600) eighth, Dakoda Armstrong (174.351) ninth and Ryan Reed (174.334) rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice.

The teams will return on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race, and Tony Stewart currently holds the series qualifying track record at ACS with a lap speed of 185.941 MPH – which he set on Feb. 26, 2005.

The 18th annual TreatMyClot,com 300 is slated to get underway around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1.

TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 176.622 40.765 Leader 28
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 176.013 40.906 -0.141 26
3 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 175.863 40.941 -0.176 33
4 3 Ty Dillon 175.623 40.997 -0.232 32
5 42 Kyle Larson (i) 175.588 41.005 -0.240 35
6 19 Daniel Suarez 175.404 41.048 -0.283 22
7 20 Erik Jones # 175.200 41.096 -0.331 34
8 43 Jeb Burton 174.600 41.237 -0.472 20
9 28 Dakoda Armstrong 174.351 41.296 -0.531 21
10 16 Ryan Reed 174.334 41.300 -0.535 26
11 1 Elliot Sadler 174.069 41.363 -0.598 37
12 48 Brennan Poole # 173.737 41.442 -0.677 32
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 173.314 41.543 -0.778 24
14 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.023 41.613 -0.848 25
15 7 Justin Allgaier 172.579 41.720 -0.955 27
16 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 172.368 41.771 -1.006 22
17 98 Aric Almirola (i) 171.862 41.894 -1.129 25
18 24 Corey LaJoie 171.711 41.931 -1.166 11
19 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 171.596 41.959 -1.194 13
20 39 Ryan Sieg 171.527 41.976 -1.211 19
21 33 Brandon Jones # 171.518 41.978 -1.213 34
22 44 David Starr 171.453 41.994 -1.229 30
23 11 Blake Koch 171.257 42.042 -1.277 20
24 4 Ross Chastain 171.156 42.067 -1.302 25
25 93 Dylan Lupton 170.936 42.121 -1.356 19
26 14 JJ Yeley 170.810 42.152 -1.387 23
27 01 Ryan Preece # 170.398 42.254 -1.489 9
28 90 Mario Gosselin 170.062 42.330 -1.565 18
29 0 Garrett Smithley # 169.643 42.442 -1.677 22
30 40 Derek White 168.780 42.659 -1.894 1
31 70 Derrike Cope 168.319 42.776 -2.011 8
32 51 Jeremy Clements 167.981 42.862 -2.097 11
33 97 Harrison Rhodes 165.803 43.425 -2.660 19
34 52 Joey Gase 165.753 43.438 -2.673 15
35 07 Ray Black Jr 165.506 43.503 -2.738 20
36 10 Jeff Green 165.502 43.504 -2.739 2
37 89 Morgan Shepherd 165.107 43.608 -2.843 5
38 13 Carl Long 163.099 44.145 -3.380 9
39 74 Mike Harmon 162.319 44.357 -3.592 4
40 25 Eric McClure 143.781 50.076 -9.311 2
41 15 Cody Ware 0.000 0.000 40.765 0
42 78 BJ McLeod 0.000 0.000 40.765 0
43 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 40.765 0

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

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch fastest in first Xfinity Series practice in Fontana

Kyle BuschKyle Busch, with a lap speed of 177.327 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 174.982 MPH was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, and he was followed by Kyle Larson (174.910 MPH) who was third, Elliott Sadler (174.795 MPH) fourth and Austin Dillon (174.681) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Ryan Blaney (174.588 MPH) who was sixth-fastest, Daniel Suarez (174.355) was seventh, Ryan Reed (174.279) eighth, Ty Dillon (174.233) ninth and Justin Allgaier (174.149) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

Later today the teams return to the track for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1, and then return on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying. Tony Stewart currently holds the series qualifying track record at ACS with a lap speed of 185.941 MPH – which he set on Feb. 26, 2005.

The 18th annual TreatMyClot,com 300 is slated to get underway around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1.

TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 177.327 40.603 Leader 23
2 20 Erik Jones # 174.982 41.147 -0.544 22
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 174.910 41.164 -0.561 12
4 1 Elliot Sadler 174.795 41.191 -0.588 11
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 174.681 41.218 -0.615 26
6 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 174.588 41.240 -0.637 19
7 19 Daniel Suarez 174.355 41.295 -0.692 25
8 16 Ryan Reed 174.279 41.313 -0.710 24
9 3 Ty Dillon 174.233 41.324 -0.721 9
10 7 Justin Allgaier 174.149 41.344 -0.741 2
11 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.766 41.435 -0.832 13
12 48 Brennan Poole # 173.410 41.520 -0.917 35
13 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 173.314 41.543 -0.940 34
14 11 Blake Koch 172.948 41.631 -1.028 16
15 43 Jeb Burton 172.216 41.808 -1.205 16
16 51 Jeremy Clements 171.944 41.874 -1.271 14
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 171.862 41.894 -1.291 17
18 98 Aric Almirola (i) 171.846 41.898 -1.295 9
19 33 Brandon Jones # 171.331 42.024 -1.421 22
20 62 Brendan Gaughan 171.034 42.097 -1.494 13
21 39 Ryan Sieg 170.948 42.118 -1.515 16
22 44 David Starr 170.867 42.138 -1.535 16
23 4 Ross Chastain 170.661 42.189 -1.586 11
24 14 JJ Yeley 169.791 42.405 -1.802 6
25 40 Derek White 169.779 42.408 -1.805 1
26 01 Ryan Preece # 169.599 42.453 -1.850 18
27 90 Mario Gosselin 169.527 42.471 -1.868 13
28 0 Garrett Smithley # 169.185 42.557 -1.954 10
29 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 168.685 42.683 -2.080 25
30 93 Dylan Lupton 168.646 42.693 -2.090 19
31 24 Corey LaJoie 168.055 42.843 -2.240 15
32 07 Ray Black Jr 167.069 43.096 -2.493 14
33 89 Morgan Shepherd 166.593 43.219 -2.616 4
34 78 BJ McLeod 165.229 43.576 -2.973 6
35 52 Joey Gase 164.805 43.688 -3.085 3
36 70 Derrike Cope 163.793 43.958 -3.355 11
37 13 Carl Long 163.659 43.994 -3.391 2
38 15 Cody Ware 163.488 44.040 -3.437 17
39 25 Eric McClure 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
41 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
42 97 Harrison Rhodes 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
43 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 40.603 0

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

 

 

 

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