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Mar 23
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Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Driver Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing Logo FONTANA, CA (March 23, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Denny Hamlin was not medically cleared in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway because of a sinus infection that affected his vision. Hamlin was taken to a local hospital near the race track for additional evaluation and released. He will be further evaluated this week in Charlotte. Source: Joe Gibbs Racing FULL STORY »

Patrick Finds Top-15 Finish at Fontana

2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick on track in the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images GoDaddy/Get Found Driver Overcomes Flat Tire To Finish 14th Date: March 23, 2014 Event: Auto Club 400 (Round 5 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (2-mile oval) Start/Finish: 27th /14th (Running, completed 206 of 206 laps) Point Standing: ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Battle Adversity with Hard-Fought Performance in California

2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr on track in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Robert/Laberge/Getty Images FONTANA, Calif. (March 23, 2014) – "Every time we felt the momentum swing our way this weekend, we seemed to take a punch in the gut,” stated Martin Truex Jr. after battling to an adversity-filled 23rd-place finish in Sunday’s Auto ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet SS Rookie of the Year Contender Kyle Larson Earns Career Best Finish at Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Tire Issues Plague 206-Lap Race in Southern California FONTANA, Calif. (March 23, 2014) – After earning his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race in his Chevrolet Camaro on Saturday, California native Kyle Larson piloted his No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS, to a second-place finish ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Camry driver Kyle Busch won his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at California’s Auto Club Speedway -- located in Toyota’s backyard.  Busch also won the 2013 race. · The win could solidify Busch a spot in this year’s ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch escapes tire issues, wins Auto Club 400 in overtime

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images FONTANA, Calif.— In a race that saw tire problems turn the contest upside-down, Kyle Busch won Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the year six laps past its ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 43 Farmland Ford Fusion – ON ACCIDENT WITH 33 CAR (BRIAN SCOTT) - “That’s the first chance I got to see the replay. It's pretty obvious what happened. The 33 was obviously a dart without feathers and ... FULL STORY »



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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 03.23.14
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 12TH: ON THE TIRE SITUATION “To be honest with you, the back straightaway is very rough and I think the tire can’t handle the load that it goes through on that back straightaway. And it’s just tearing the tire up where ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 03.23.14
For the second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400, it was Kyle Busch finding himself in victory lane Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. In a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish, Busch went from third to first and battled series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, ...FULL STORY »
Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 TreatMyClot.com Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.22.14
In the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400 practice session, it was Brian Vickers - with a lap speed of 185.926 m.p.h. - showing the quickest way around Auto Club Speedway Saturday afternoon. Jeff Gordon, with a lap speed of 185.840 m.p.h., put up the second quickest lap, ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick drives the #4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.22.14
Early Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway, it was Kevin Harvick at the top of the scoring pylon - with a lap speed of 186.018 m.p.h. - during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400 practice session. Jeff Gordon was second fastest on the pylon with a lap speed ...FULL STORY »
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California Native Jimmie Johnson Leads Team Chevy in Qualifying at Auto Club Speedway
Posted 03.21.14
Six Team Chevy Drivers Will Start in the Top-12  FONTANA, Calif. (March 21, 2014) – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson led the way for Team Chevy in qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway with a third-place time of 38.516 (186.935 mph) in his No. ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates setting the pole position in qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth edges Brad Keselowski for Sprint Cup pole at Fontana
Posted 03.21.14
FONTANA, Calif.—Matt Kenseth aced the test when it counted most, topping the speed chart in the third and decisive round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying Friday at Auto Club Speedway. Touring the two-mile track in 38.438 seconds (187.315 mph) Kenseth put his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 03.21.14
AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 CHEERIOS CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 20TH ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT: “We were just too loose. We were loose the first time and I tried to run the top the second time after seeing the guys were making some time up there. It felt good in (Turns) 3 and ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 03.21.14
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st How was your qualifying run? “It was good, obviously.  We unloaded and had some really good speed.  We worked on race trim a little bit.  It wasn’t driving quite like we hoped, but we did have some really good speed ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 03.21.14
Joey Logano, No. 22 AAA Southern California Ford Fusion (Qualified 7th) – “We picked up a lot from practice. After our first run I thought we had something to go on the pole there but we just didn’t get faster. That is where we lost it a little bit because other ...FULL STORY »


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