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Mar 25
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Newman Rebounds from Pit Penalty To Finish 10th

Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 WIX Filters Chevrolet, stands in the garage - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images WIX Filters Driver Gains 13 Positions during Final 10 Laps Date: March 24, 2013 Event: Auto Club 400 (Round 5 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Auto Club Speedway (2-mile oval) Start/Finish: 20th/10th (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Point Standing: 20th (121 points, 78 out of first) Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Ryan Newman overcame a late-race pit road speeding penalty to finish 10th in the Auto Club 400 on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The finish marked Newman’s third top-10 finish in the first five races of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Despite low grip throughout the first half of the 200-lap race, Newman stayed on the lead lap. Crew chief Matt Borland called for major changes ... FULL STORY »

Stewart Stands Ground after Losing Ground

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, sits in his car = Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Driver Drops from Third to 22nd after Late-Race Block in Fontana Date: March 24, 2013 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: 8th/22nd (Running, completed ... FULL STORY »

Patrick Runs Clean Race, Finishes 26th at Fontana

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, leads Josh Wise, driver of the #35 MDS Transport Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (March 23, 2013 - Source: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images GoDaddy.com Driver Improves throughout Race; Continues Gaining Sprint Cup Experience Date: March 24, 2013 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: 40th/26th (Running, completed 199 of 200 laps) Point Standing: ... FULL STORY »

Mission Accomplished for Busch at Fontana

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, takes the lead as Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Southern California Ford, collides with Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, on the the last lap during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images Interstate Batteries Team Leads Race-High 125 Laps, Brings Home First Win of Season Date: March 24, 2013 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: 4th/1st (Running, completed 200 of ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch, Furniture Row Racing Fight Back Again, Finish 5th in California

2013 NSCS Kurt Busch - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2013) – For the second straight week Kurt Busch overcame double adversity to post a top-five finish. The Furniture Row Racing driver charged to a fifth-place result in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, which followed a fourth-place ... FULL STORY »

Richard Childress Racing 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps

Richard Childress Racing Logo Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series March 24, 2013 Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates finished eighth (Paul Menard), 13th (Kevin Harvick) and 17th (Jeff Burton). Menard ranks eighth in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing point leader ... FULL STORY »

Statement From Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Driver Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing Logo HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 24, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Denny Hamlin was involved in an accident on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Hamlin complained of lower back pain ... 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 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch Races to Weekend Double at Auto Club 400
Posted 03.24.13
Drives Joe Gibbs Racing into Auto Club Speedway Winner's Circle for the First Time SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (March 24, 2013) – In an afternoon filled with breath-taking action and heart-stopping drama on the final lap, Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota) recorded his ninth career weekend sweep of the NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
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Dale Earnhardt Jr Moves into Point Lead with Second-Place Finish
Posted 03.24.13
Team Chevy Brings Home Five of Top-10 Positions at Auto Club Speedway FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2013) – Behind the wheel of his No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS, Dale Earnhardt Jr. avoided a late-race accident between the leaders to collect a second-place finish at Auto Club Speedway, Round 5 of the ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 03.24.13
Kyle Busch drove his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18 Interstate Batteries Camry to victory lane at California's Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon. It marks the first NSCS win for Toyota at the Fontana, Calif., track -- the inaugural 'home' win for the manufacturer. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. headquarters are ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 03.24.13
DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 26th “We just had a tough Friday and Saturday and we regrouped for Sunday and put a new set-up on the car and stayed optimistic. The car started off a little bit loose but once we dialed that in, it was decent. At the ...FULL STORY »
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Edwards, Biffle Lead Roush Fenway With Top-Five Finishes in California
Posted 03.24.13
Biffle moves to Fourth, Edwards to Fifth in Sprint Cup Point Standings FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2013) – Roush Fenway’s Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle posted finishes of fourth and fifth respectively to lead the RFR effort in a wild finish in Sunday’s 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club ...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 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Results
Posted 03.24.13
The 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 pole-sitter; as well as, Saturday's NNS event winner, Kyle Busch, capitalizes on the last lap misfortune between leaders Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin (the two got tangled together battling to take the checkered flag) to win at Auto Club Speedway. (Note: In the result ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2013 Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 03.24.13
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 AAA Southern California Ford Fusion (Finished 6th) – WHAT HAPPENED THERE AT THE END OF THE RACE? “Racing for the lead. Going for the win. That is what you’ve got to do.” WHAT HAPPENED WITH TONY STEWART? “Tony was just upset about a restart that I was racing him ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2013 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Kyle Busch Extends His All-Time Best NASCAR NNS Series Win Mark To 54 With Victory In Royal Purple 300
Posted 03.24.13
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (March 23, 2013) – Hours after capturing the pole position for Saturday’s NASCAR NNS Royal Purple 300, Kyle Busch (No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota) continued his and Joe Gibbs Racing’s dominance of the 15th-annual NNS race at Auto Club Speedway. Busch, the pole-sitter, led 92 of the 150 ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
2013 NNS Royal Purple 300 Race Results
Posted 03.23.13
For the second NASCAR Nationwide Series consecutive weekend, Kyle Busch both dominates and ends up in victory lane, as he leads the most laps - 92 out of 150 - and keeps the current series points leader, Sam Hornish, Jr.,  behind him by 0.834 seconds for the win at Auto ...FULL STORY »


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