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Articles tagged ‘Auto Club 400’

Mar 20
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2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with AJ Allmendinger

2015 NSCS Driver AJ Allmendinger (Scotts) - Photo Credit: Lori Tyler/Catchfence.com AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 SCOTT PRODUCTS CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the progress of his team, the advantages and disadvantages of being a one-car team, the West Coast Swing, and more. TALK ABOUT YOUR TEAM’S PERFORMANCE AND THE MOMENTUM YOU HAVE GOING INTO THIS WEEKEND “I try not to get too excited about it, but I have definitely improved from where we were last year just throughout the course of the year. The first four races, two of them being on 1.5-mile tracks, and that was kind of our weakness last year. So to run as well as we have been and Phoenix last weekend. Friday and Saturday we didn’t have great days and Sunday to start from the back ... FULL STORY »

American Idol Finalists: National Anthem & Grand Marshals for the Auto Club 400

Auto Club Speedway FONTANA, Calif. (March 20, 2015) – The Top 11 finalists from AMERICAN IDOL XIV will sing the National Anthem and serve as Grand Marshals prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at the Auto ... FULL STORY »

Carl Edwards Crashes In Final Minutes Of Practice In Fontana; Backup Pulled

Members of the Joe Gibbs Racing team work on the damaged No. 19 Subway Toyota Camry after Carl Edwards crashed near the end of the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Auto Club (Calfi.) Speedway Fontana, Calif. – In the final five minutes of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice Friday at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway, Carl Edwards lost control of his No. 19 Subway Toyota Camry and slammed the Turn 4 wall. The damaged was ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 First Practice Session Speeds

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet (right) talks to crew chief Tony Gibson in the garage area - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Friday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway (ACS), NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Kurt Busch - with a lap speed of 186.741 MPH - was the quickest during the first Auto Club 400 practice session. Denny Hamlin, with a lap speed ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Michael Waltrip & Ty Norris on Brian Vickers

Michael Waltrip(left), co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and Ty Norris, Executive Vice President of Business Development and General Manager of Michael Waltrip Racing, answer questions from the media prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2015 in Fontana, California. Waltrip announced that Brian Vickers will not participate in this weekend's events due to blood clotting in the body. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images MICHAEL WALTRIP, co-owner, Michael Waltrip Racing Why will Brian Vickers miss the Auto Club Speedway race? "We're here to talk about Brian Vickers. He unfortunately had another episode with clotting last evening and he is going to miss the race this weekend. ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/ Budweiser Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS met with media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend’s race, growing up racing in California, fellow competitor Brian Vicker’s health issues and many other topics.  TALK A LITTLE ... FULL STORY »

Chris Buescher To Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Debut

2015 NASCAR Driver Chris Buescher - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Chris Buescher will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut and drive the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports this weekend.  Buescher is replacing Brett Moffitt, who is now filling in for Brian Vickers.  Buescher spoke ... FULL STORY »



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Hillman Racing Adds Justin Original Workboots to Sponsor Lineup after Strong Run at Phoenix
Posted 03.20.15
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 20, 2015) – Landon Cassill and the Hillman Racing team adds Justin Original Workboots (JOW) as a major associate sponsor for the 2015 race season. The No. 40 Chevrolet SS will display the Justin Original Workboots branding for the two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway ...FULL STORY »
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Chevrolet Looking for Fourth Consecutive Win of 2015
Posted 03.17.15
DETROIT - (March 17, 2015) –  The third and final stop on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series West Coast swing is only 50 miles from the bright lights and stars of Hollywood. Fontana, California - home of Auto Club Speedway - will host the fifth round of the 2015 NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (Sport Clips) - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2015 Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.17.15
Denny Hamlin / No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota News and Notes: HAMLIN AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: For the fifth race of the season, Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota team enter Auto Club Speedway looking for ...FULL STORY »
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2015 Auto Club Speedway NASCAR Weekend Track Event Schedule
Posted 03.15.15
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR XFINITY SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, March 19th 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Auto Club Speedway Pace Car Rides 3:00 PM 5:00 ...FULL STORY »
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Auto Club Speedway President Dave Allen Update on Facilities’ SAFER Barriers
Posted 03.12.15
FONTANA, Calif. (March 12, 2015) – Following a full track review with NASCAR and ISC, Auto Club Speedway will add additional safeguards to those already in place in advance of its Auto Club 400 Weekend March 20-22.  Auto Club Speedway will install tire pack barriers inside Turn 1 prior to ...FULL STORY »
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Auto Club 400 Tickets on Sale Monday, Oct. 13
Posted 10.09.14
Save Now with Early Bird Pricing FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014) – On Monday, Oct. 13, race fans can take advantage of early bird pricing for NASCAR’s 2015 return to Southern California by purchasing tickets to the Auto Club 400 weekend, March 20-22, at Auto Club Speedway. For as low as $35, ...FULL STORY »
Parker Kligerman, driver of the #30 Swan Energy Toyota, speaks with his crew chief Steven Lane during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Auto Club 400 Ends Early for Kligerman: The Bad Luck Continues
Posted 03.25.14
Fontana, CA - March 25, 2014 - What started out as a promising run under the afternoon sun at Auto Club Speedway ended in disappointment and a 42nd place finish for Parker Kligerman on Sunday. Kligerman was 32nd on the starting grid, his highest qualification result of the season so far. ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Truex in car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Truex overcomes handling challenges to record season-best finish
Posted 03.25.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 24, 2014) - Ryan Truex and the No. 83 Borla Exhaust Toyota Camry team finished in the 31st position on Sundayafternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.  Despite being challenged by their car's handling throughout the afternoon, the team was able to fight back to record their best finish ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman (BK Racing) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Bowman secures season-best finish at Auto Club Speedway
Posted 03.25.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 24, 2014) - Alex Bowman and the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry team finished 22nd on Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.  After racing inside the top 20, Bowman recovered to finish 22nd despite incurring slight damage in a pit road incident during the Dr Pepper team's ...FULL STORY »


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