Found March 25, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Rain has delayed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR red-flagged the race on Lap 129 with Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards in the top five. Stewart led 42 of 129 laps when rain began with Denny Hamlin running second. However, the No. 11 team elected to come down pit road as the first caution flag of the day waved, and he lined up 11th when action ceased. Five-time track winner winner Jimmie Johnson, who also pitted, experienced engine issues following his stop and is currently scored 10th. "We're not exactly sure ... but we're losing blood fast," Johnson said of the issue. Crew chief Chad Knaus radioed to the team, "I hate to say, it but pray for rain." There have been nine lead changes among five drivers. Kyle Busch has led the most laps - 80 circuits.

Kyle Busch's comments following season best 2nd at Fontana

Kyle Busch finally broke thru, sort of, and had the kind of race the #18 JGR Camry is capable of, coming home second in the rain shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race behind defending series champ Tony Stewart.“We had a great race car with our Interstate Batteries Camry right from the beginning of the race,” said Busch, who has 10 top-10 finishes in 15 career Sprint Cup starts at...

Harvick still looking to improve

Kevin Harvick capped off last season's California homecoming with his first victory in the Auto Club 400. "It's fun to come home, and obviously we have a lot of family and friends that come to the race track," Harvick said. "We've been on the West Coast a few times now. All-in-all, it's always fun to see people you haven't seen in a while. "...

Tony Stewart wins Auto Club 400

Tony Stewart rode aggressive driving early and a later-than-expected gift from Mother Nature to win the NASCAR Auto Club 400 at Fontana, Calif., on Sunday. The race was called with 71 laps to go due to rain. It was the second win of the season for Stewart, making the 2011 Sprint Cup series champion the first repeat winner of 2012. Kyle Busch was second, followed by Dale Earnhardt...

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Stewart picking up where 2011 left off

Tony Stewart continued his championship form Sunday with a win in the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400. Stewart gained the lead from Kyle Busch for the first time in the race on Lap 85. At that point and in clean air, no one could challenge Stewart in a race that featured the longest green-flag run -- 124 laps -- in track history. He went on to take the victory in...

Stewart wins rain-shortened Auto Club 400

Tony Stewart (left) with Carl Edwards at Auto Club Speedway (photo courtesy of NASCAR Media).Tony Stewart stayed on the race track after leading several laps when the one and only caution came out for rain with 77 laps remaining in the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday, The race was called with 71 laps remaining of the...

NASCAR drivers divided on proposed Bristol changes

If Bristol Motor Speedway goes back to its rough-and-tumble roots before NASCAR returns in August, the drivers say they'll be ready for it. Even if some are more excited about it than others. Owner Bruton Smith is thinking about restoring tighter lanes and getting rid of variable banking at the venerable half-mile track, essentially forcing drivers to return to the beating...

NASCAR: Drivers on the Move after Fontana

Weather may have dampened the proceedings at Auto Club Speedway, but some drivers certainly felt jubilant after leaving the Southern California venue. Oddly enough, that number included a couple of drivers who finished lower than they ran for most of the race: Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. Busch led more laps than any other driver but was happy with his second-place finish, as...

What did we learn in California?

When the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season started, who bet that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be leading the Hendrick Motorsports contingent in the points standings? Yet, here we are five weeks into the schedule and NASCAR's Most Popular Driver is comfortably sitting third. While Earnhardt trails points leader Greg Biffle by 17 points, his closest Hendrick teammate Jimmie Johnson is...

Hamlin wins pole at Auto Club Speedway

Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Auto Club Speedway, with teammate Kyle Busch joining him in the top two spots for Sunday's race. Hamlin turned a lap of 186.403 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota during Friday's qualifying session, running low on the track while most drivers went high. Busch was followed by Mark Martin in a Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. Hamlin earned...

Driver standings after 5 of 36 races

Greg Biffle leads the point standings by 7 points over Kevin Harvick, with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (-17), Tony Stewart (-18), and Martin Truex, Jr. (-20) making up the top five. Drivers sitting outside the bubble to make the Chase include … Continue reading →

Tony Stewart Blankets The Field In Rain Shortened Auto Club 400

photo credit:  getty images FONTANA, Calif. -- Tony Stewart made all the right moves Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, and the last one proved decisive in taking the three-time champion to Victory Lane in the rain-shortened Auto Club 400. After raindrops slowed the race on Lap 124, Stewart, the race leader, faked a move toward pit road but stayed on the track and matched the pace car...

CUP: Hamlin, Kyle Busch Lead JGR Sweep

Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Auto Club 400...

Auto Club 400 from Auto Club Starting Lineup

Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 from Auto Club Speedway with a time of 38.626 seconds. Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Greg Biffle, and Kasey Kahne round out the top five starting positions. Other notable qualifying positions … Continue reading →
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