Articles tagged ‘Auto Club Speedway’

Mar 21

2014 NNS 300 First Practice Session Speeds

Kyle Busch - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images Friday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch, with a lap speed of 174.157 m.p.h., was the fastest during the first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) 300 practice session. Kevin Harvick was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 173.519 m.p.h., and was followed by Joey Logano (173.281 m.p.h.) who was third, Matt Kenseth (173.244) fourth and Trevor Bayne (172.678) was fifth fastest. Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders, Chase Elliott (172.616 m.p.h.) and Dylan Kwasniewski (172.509) were sixth and seventh fastest respectively, while Brian Scott (172.505) was eighth, David Ragan (172.191) ninth and Regan Smith (172.125) rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers. The teams will have their "Happy Hour" (final) practice session today from 6:00 p.m. - ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Driver Ryan Newman

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed what he likes about Auto Club Speedway, the challenges at Martinsville, his chances for a win, and more.  ON THE CHALLENGES OF AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: “I like this race track. ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 First Practice Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) defending champion, Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 188.664 m.p.h., was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NSCS Auto Club 400 practice session at Auto Club Speedway. Johnson's fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jeff ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Pre-Race Q&A with Driver Kyle Larson

2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images KYLE LARSON, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway to talk about his finish at Bristol last weekend, making the Sprint Cup All-Star race this year, being a rookie ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Driver Jimmie Johnson

NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S “SPRING IS CALLING” CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed not having a victory thus far in the season,  racing at his home track and many other topics. EARLY ... FULL STORY »

Trench Shoring Joins Phil Parsons Racing for Auto Club 400

2014 NSCS No. 98 Trench Shoring Chevrolet SS Partnership Expands to Include Primary Sponsorship on the No. 98 Chevrolet HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 20, 2014) - Trench Shoring Company, a leader within the construction industry that provides customers the finest shoring equipment and services, will extend their marketing reach through ... FULL STORY »

U.S. Olympian Bode Miller and Wife AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Star Morgan, Named Honorary Starters for Auto Club 400

Auto Club 400 Logo FONTANA, Calif. (March 20, 2014) – Olympic Medalist skier Bode Miller and his wife, AVP pro beach volleyball player, Morgan, will serve as Honorary Starters for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Tony Stewart – Rush, Rush, Rush
Posted 03.19.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (March 19, 2014) – In more ways than one, this week is a rush for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Teams rushed to get back from what turned out to be a Sunday night race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway as rain pushed the afternoon race to a primetime affair. The ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin in car - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.19.14
RACE INFO: Event: Auto Club 400 Date/Time: March 23/12 p.m. PT 2013 winner: Kyle Busch 2013 polesitter: Denny Hamlin Distance: 200 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2 miles Banking: 14 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Bristol Recap: Denny Hamlin finished sixth in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, running in the top-10 for the majority of ...FULL STORY »
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Pia Toscano to Sing National Anthem at Auto Club 400
Posted 03.19.14
FONTANA, Calif. (March 19, 2014) – Critically-acclaimed recording artist Pia Toscano, will sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 23 at Auto Club Speedway. The race will be broadcast at Noon (PT) on FOX. Toscano will also perform ‘God Bless America’ during Auto Club ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Pilot/Flying J) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.19.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 19, 2014) - Michael Annett and the No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS race team out of the Tommy Baldwin Racing head west this weekend to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., for the fifth race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Annett looks ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier in car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.19.14
Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Auto Club Speedway Auto Club 400 | March 23, 2014 Headed back to the West Coast...Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy. This weekend ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing Tire 2014 NASCAR Auto Club Speedway Fast Facts
Posted 03.19.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 5 – Auto Club 400 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 5 – 300 Auto Club Speedway (2.0-mile oval) – Fontana, Calif. Fast Facts for March 21-23, 2014 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying, and 11 sets for the ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (PEAK) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer 2014 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.19.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —   This week the NCAA kicks off March Madness and the college basketball world will soon crown its champion. NASCAR holds its own version of March Madness later this year when the Challenger (Sweet 16), Contender (Elite 8), and Eliminator (Final Four) rounds decide the 2014 Sprint Cup champion ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Truex Jr. Has Good Vibes for California Track
Posted 03.19.14
DENVER, Colo. (March 19, 2014) – In three of the first four Sprint Cup races Martin Truex Jr. knows he has had a car capable of finishes in the top-10 or better. But mechanical woes and other issues overshadowed the strong performances of the No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet. “If ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – March 17 – 23, 2014
Posted 03.19.14
TOYOTA TERRITORY:  Headquarters for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., are located in Torrance, Calif.  Toyota sold its first car -- the Toyopet Crown -- in its initial dealership located in Hollywood, Calif., in 1957.  Sales began in 1958 and totaled 288 vehicles that first year.  Since production of the Toyota Camry began in ...FULL STORY »

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