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Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex, Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Thrilling finish, tempers flaring and punches being thrown after the race.
Typically, that’s not what you would expect from a race at the usually mild-mannered Auto Club Speedway.
But, that’s exactly what happened in the final laps of Sunday’s Auto Club 400.
After grabbing the lead on the final restart, Joey Logano was driving away and looked to have his first victory of the 2013 season all wrapped up.
With the laps winding down the No.11 of Denny Hamlin, the same driver Logano had a dust-up with one week prior at Bristol Motor Speedway, was closing the gap with his fresher tires.
Getting closer and closer, Hamlin was putting the pressure on the 22-year-old Logano and it didn’t look as though he was going to budge for his former teammate.
He didn’t. Despite having water overflowing from the car, Logano continued to push his car to the limits around the slick, two-mile Auto Club Speedway looking for the win.
With two laps to go Hamlin’s push for the win intensified, drawing side-by-s...
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Kyle Busch celebrates his last lap winWith all the wrecking cars, fisticuffs, flying water bottles and profanity laced post race interviews, everyone might forget this one fact: Kyle Busch won the race on a last lap pass.What did #18 see out his windshield? "It's hard racing, but it's also dirty sometimes, but you are going for the win. So it's nothing I'm sure...
Kyle Busch will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The race will consist of 200 laps around the 1.5 mile Fontana, California track.
The race will air on ESPN with coverage beginning at 5:00 pm EST, 2:00 pm PST. The green flag is set to be waved at 5:18 pm EST, 2:18 pm PST.
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There are many who critique a driver who runs in both series, however that is something that Kyle Busch has found to be an advantage.
“Being able to get that feel of what the racetrack transitions like and what the car does throughout the run and everything and where you have to move around to,” he explained.
Following his win during Saturday’s Nationwide race, Busch texted...
We are now joined by our third place finisher, Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Serta Chevrolet. Good run for you out there, Kurt. Great finish. Talk about that race. “Yeah, it was awesome with Todd Berrier’s pit strategy to get us back up to the front. The way the race played out for us at the end, I was looking at the bumper of the 16 car going down the back straightaway...
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch earned his 54th career NASCAR Nationwide Series win today, in 249 starts, by bringing the No. 54 Monster Energy program to victory lane at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. It was the team’s third win across five weeks this race season. Taking home the trophy Busch captured his sixth victory and ninth top-five finish in 15 NASCAR Nationwide...
It was Mission Accomplished for Mission 18 on Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., as Kyle Busch dominated and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400. But the victory wasn’t nearly as easy as it appeared.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), led seven times for a race-high 125 laps to bring home his first...
Kyle Busch earned Joe Gibbs Racing's ninth consecutive Nationwide Series victory at Fontana on Saturday, comfortably beating Sam Hornish Jr. for his third win in five races this season.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Toyotas haven't lost a Nationwide race on their unofficial home track since 2007. Busch pushed ahead late in a back-and-forth duel with Nationwide points leader Hornish...
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 Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races and snapped a 31-race NSCS winless streak by taking the checkered flag in Sunday’s 17th-annual Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
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Kyle Busch won the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. He finished ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kurt Busch.
The race appeared to be a battle of Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano on the last lap but the two wrecked in turn three. Busch who had lost the lead rallied past both on the outside claiming his first win of the year. The condition of Hamlin is not yet known...
Dale Earnhardt Jr took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point lead after the conclusion of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, CA. Earnhardt finished second in Sunday’s race behind Kyle Busch.
The race was highlighted by two end of the race incidents. Joey Logano wrecked Denny Hamlin allowing Busch to drive around both. Hamlin was sent to an area hospital for further evaluation.
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The most exciting, incredible, and stunning last lap ever to occur at the Auto Club Speedway took place Sunday afternoon. A mass of storylines came out from the final lap after rivals wrecked each other, the third place driver coming into the final lap took the win and Smoke threw a punch on pit road. Fontana is never known for “exciting” races but, Sunday’s...
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What an incredible turn of events that unfolded in the closing laps at Auto Club Speedway — a track not normally known for exciting races, or finishes. That all changed after the 2013 Auto Club 400, as the fans will be talking about this race for a long time to come.
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FONTANA, CA - Kyle Busch finished ahead of NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. to claim his sixth win at Auto Club Speedway and secure the ninth straight victory for JGR at ACS. The win extended the record for consecutive victories for a Nationwide car owner at a single speedway.
The win was also Busch's 54th in the NNS.
Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Royal Purple 300 from Fontana with a time of 40.312 seconds. Elliott Sadler, Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski, and Nelson Piquet, Jr. round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Tony Raines and Chase Miller. The event will be live on ESPN at 5 PM EST.
Eight times in a row Joe Gibbs Racing came to Auto Club Speedway of Southern California and captured the victory.
That streak started back in 2008 when Tony Stewart won a postponed Monday afternoon race, the same year JGR partnered with Toyota after a long history with General Motors.
Saturday morning, the JGR team’s chances of victory looked strong, with their three cars driven...