• New Practice/Qualifying format to begin this weekend at Auto Club Speedway

    7 monthes ago - By NASCAR notes

    This season, NASCAR has announced the return of practice and qualifying to its race weekends, with a dramatic knockout-style qualifying format setting the starting lineup for each NASCAR Cup Series race.
    The announcement comes after nearly two seasons with race weekends largely held without practice or qualifying - a procedure born out of necessity to reduce travel days and on-site personnel while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
    In 2022, all events across all three NASCAR national series are scheduled to include qualifying.
    “NASCAR is excited to return practice and qualifying to its race...
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  • Kyle Busch is miles ahead of competition at Auto Club Speedway

    7 monthes ago - By NASCAR notes

    When looking through the NASCAR Cup Series statistics for Auto Club Speedway one active driver jumps out from the rest - Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch.
    The Las Vegas native leads the series in wins at Auto Club Speedway among active drivers with four victories and is one of only two drivers to win consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races at Auto Club Speedway - Jimmie Johnson (2009-2010) and Kyle Busch (2013-2014).
    But Busch's statistical dominance on the series doesn't end there. Among active drivers he leads the series in top fives (11), top 10s (16) and laps led .
    Heading into this weekend...
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  • Sunoco Rookie Austin Cindric starts 2022 season off with a big win

    7 monthes ago - By NASCAR notes

    Team Penske's Austin Cindric kicked down the door to his NASCAR Cup Series rookie season with a massive victory in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
    With the victory, Cindric became the first rookie to win the prestigious event and the ninth different driver to win his first NASCAR Cup Series race in the Daytona 500; joining Tiny Lund (1963), Mario Andretti (1967), Pete Hamilton (1970), Derrike Cope (1990), Sterling Marlin (1994), Michael Waltrip (2001), Trevor Bayne (2011), Michael McDowell (2021). He also is the second youngest winner of the Daytona 500 at...
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  • NASCAR looks forward to Auto Club Speedway return

    7 monthes ago - By NASCAR notes

    After taking last season off from visiting Auto Club Speedway due to pandemic restrictions, the NASCAR Cup Series is looking forward to returning to the 2-mile track located just outside of Los Angeles in Fontana, California for the WISE Power 400 on February 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
    Groundbreaking for California Speedway, as Auto Club Speedway was originally known, took place in November of 1995. The track name was changed to Auto Club Speedway in February of 2008. The first race at Auto Club Speedway was an ARCA Menards Series West race won by Ken...
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