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California Native Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity Series Service King 300 Race

TweetFONTANA, Calif. — For the second consecutive year, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race came down to the wire with California native Kyle Larson (No. 24, ENEOS Chevrolet) holding off a fast-charging Joey Logano (No. 22, America’s Tire/Discount Tire Ford) to win the 19th Annual Service King 300 on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway. The 24-year-old Larson from Elk Grove near Sacramento won for the second time at the Fontana track and for the sixth time in 94 Xfinity Series races. It was the first victory and third top-10 finish inRead More


NASCAR: Larson Right at Home with Coors Light Pole at Auto Club

TweetFONTANA, Calif. — California native Kyle Larson stormed to the Coors Light Pole Award in Friday qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Auto Club Speedway. Larson notched a best lap of 187.047 mph with the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet around the 2-mile track. He’ll lead the 39-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the series’ fifth race of the season and the closing event in the three-race NASCAR Goes West swing. “Really happyRead More


O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone Packed With 20th Anniversary Celebrations for NASCAR Auto Club 400 Weekend

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  –  This weekend, NASCAR makes its only stop in Southern California for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race weekend, March 23-26, at Auto Club Speedway. While fans are here to watch five-wide racing, they will also have access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone for driver appearances, a dozen music performances, autograph sessions, Lefty’s Fun Zone, motocross exhibits and other family fun. Monster Energy will have a large display with a motorcycle “ball of death” and special motorsport exhibits. In addition, Fanatics returnsRead More


Country Sensation Karen Waldrup to Sing National Anthem at NXS 300

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Karen Waldrup, known for her thrilling country music performances, will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR XFINITY NXS 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET on FS1. Waldrup will also perform on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Waldrup’s whose new album, Justified, is scheduled for release in 2017, has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere fromRead More


NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott Races Go-Karts and Chats with Fans at Auto Club Speedway

TweetFONTANA, Calif. –  Chase Elliott, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie driver of the No. 24 NAPA Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet visited Auto Club Speedway on June 28, 2016 for an exclusive Q&A with fans and to race go-karts with Track President Dave Allen. Nearly 200 Hard Card Members gathered to see NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Chase Elliott. The rookie answered questions from fans and Auto Club Speedway President Dave Allen. Fans who renew their NASCAR Auto Club 400 tickets by the deadline each year become Hard Card Members. As a perk,Read More


El Cajon’s Jimmie Johnson wins the 2016 Auto Club 400 in green-white-checker fashion

TweetFONTANA, Calif. — Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick to pick up the checkered flag at the 20th running of the Auto Club 400. It was the second win of the season for the El Cajon native–putting him just 11 points behind leader Harvick. “It’s special, very special,” Johnson said of winning in southern California, just a little over 100 miles from his hometown. “Many friends that I didn’t expect to see here his weekend, didn’t even know they were coming to the race, I ran into. It’s great to beRead More


LIVE PHOTOS: 2016 Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race @ Auto Club Speedway

TweetAmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo is LIVE at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the 2016 running of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The green flag is set to wave at 12:46 p.m. PT/3:46 p.m. ET. Roger Penske opened the race track back in 1996 and would like to get another win in southern California. His driver and last year’s winner, Brad Keselowski, is looking for a repeat victory. In addition, El Cajon’s Jimmie Johnson has won here five times and would like to get another.Read More


Starting Grid for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

TweetAmericaJR.com has compiled the starting grid for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Fontana, Calif. This is the order in which the cars will line-up for the start of the race. Austin Dillon will lead the pack after he qualified first with a speed of 188.482 mph and a time of 38.2 seconds around the 2-mile oval. The Auto Club 400 begins at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET. You can watch the race LIVE nationally on FOX television. That’s KTTV Ch. 11 in Los Angeles andRead More


O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone is Epicenter of Fun for NASCAR Auto Club 400 weekend

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Fans attending the NASCAR Auto Club 400 race weekend, March 17-20, at Auto Club Speedway will enjoy an array of activities planned in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. Race fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite NASCAR stars, enjoy live entertainment and take in all that Southern California’s premier motorsports facility has to offer. Thursday, March 17 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.                      St. Paddy’s Day FanFest presented by Bubba Burger Free Community event (no race ticket required) 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.                   The RelativesRead More


Auto Club Speedway President Participates in Dr. Seuss Day as part of Read Across America festivities

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway, sported a red and white Dr. Seuss-style hat today while reading a “The Cat in the Hat” book to a class of kindergartners at Dorothy Grant Elementary in Fontana as part of the NEA’s Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Many across the country, including schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids and books.  Auto Club Speedway makes a strong effort at increasing literacy rates in Southern California by encouraging kids to read.  Read More