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Auto Club 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Auto Club Speedway:

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  • Number of previous races: 22.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 22, 1997, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 27, 2011, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Won from pole: 1, by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 8 times in 22 races (36%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 11 times (50%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (32%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Matt Kenseth in 2006.
  • Most laps led: 228, by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Kevin Harvick in 2011.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 155.012 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 188.245 mph by Kyle Busch in 2005.
    • Most lead changes: 33 in 2008.
    • Closest finish: Kevin Harvick's .144 second margin over Jimmie Johnson in 2011.
    • Most caution flags: 12 in 2008.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Fontana race had 25.1 lead changes, 8.0 cautions for 34.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 22.7 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 11, Ford 10, Dodge 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 9, Jack Roush 7, Ray Evernham 1, Michael Kranefuss 1, Roger Penske 1, Robert Yates 1, Stewart-Haas Racing 1, Richard Childress 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Fontana races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek (22 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (22)
    Top 10: Ken Schrader (16) Kyle Petty (17)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (22)
    Lap led: Scott Riggs (10) Sterling Marlin (14)
    Lead-lap finish: Kenny Wallace (7) Kenny Wallace (7)


  • Top career marks at Fontana:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek (22)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (5)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (12)
    Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth (13)
    Poles: Kurt Busch (3)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (5,381)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (849)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (18)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Fontana (3 or more starts):

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.1)
    2. Carl Edwards (9.0)
    3. Matt Kenseth (9.9)
    4. Clint Bowyer (10.6)
    5. Jeff Gordon (11.2)
    6. Kyle Busch (12.0)
    7. Kurt Busch (12.9)
    8. Mark Martin (13.6)
    9. Tony Stewart (14.1)
    10. Kasey Kahne (14.9)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Fontana (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (41.0)
    2. Aric Almirola (34.8)
    3. Kenny Wallace (31.6)
    4. Dave Blaney (31.1)
    5. Tony Raines (30.3)
    6. Joe Nemechek (29.7)
    7. Travis Kvapil (29.6)
    8. J.J. Yeley (29.0)
    9. Marcos Ambrose (28.8)
    10. Robby Gordon (28.5)


    Current top-10 drivers at Fontana:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Greg Biffle 17 1 4 5 0 3906 297 14.6 17.9 95.2
    Kevin Harvick 18 1 3 8 0 4334 60 18.7 16.2 93.7
    Matt Kenseth 19 3 8 13 0 4653 497 20.6 9.9 107.2
    Martin Truex, Jr. 11 0 0 2 0 2227 9 15.0 21.2 75.4
    Denny Hamlin 11 0 1 4 1 2441 71 14.3 19.2 87.5
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 19 0 3 4 0 4272 28 20.3 21.7 73.6
    Tony Stewart 20 1 5 11 0 4742 272 15.1 14.1 100.1
    Clint Bowyer 11 0 2 7 0 2649 45 14.6 10.6 92.3
    Joey Logano 5 0 1 1 0 1149 0 14.4 16.2 71.4
    Paul Menard 9 0 0 0 0 2113 3 27.0 25.3 57.8

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Fontana: Jimmie Johnson (123.1), Kyle Busch (104.0), Mark Martin (100.5), Carl Edwards (98.3), Jeff Gordon (97.9), Kasey Kahne (92.8), Kurt Busch (89.9), Brian Vickers (87.3), Juan Pablo Montoya (81.5).