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Auto Club 400 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Auto Club Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 23.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 22, 1997, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 25, 2012, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 1, by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 8 times in 23 races (35%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 12 times (52%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (30%).
  • 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: 160.166 mph by Tony Stewart in 2012.
    • 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 2008-2012 a typical Fontana race had 22.1 lead changes, 6.6 cautions for 29.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 25.3 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 12, Ford 10, Dodge 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 9, Jack Roush 7, Stewart-Haas Racing 2, Ray Evernham 1, Michael Kranefuss 1, Roger Penske 1, Robert Yates 1, Richard Childress 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Fontana races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte (23 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (22)
    Top 10: Ken Schrader (17) Kyle Petty (17)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (23)
    Lap led: Scott Riggs (11) Sterling Marlin (14)
    Lead-lap finish: Marcos Ambrose (7) Kenny Wallace (7)


  • Top career marks at Fontana:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte (23)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (5)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (12)
    Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (14)
    Poles: Kurt Busch (3)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (5,509)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (851)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth (18)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.4)
    2. Carl Edwards (8.7)
    3. Matt Kenseth (10.2)
    4. Clint Bowyer (10.8)
    5. Kyle Busch (11.3)
    6. Jeff Gordon (11.8)
    7. Kurt Busch (12.7)
    8. Tony Stewart (13.5)
    9. Mark Martin (13.6)
    10. Kasey Kahne (14.9)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.4)
    2. Landon Cassill (33.3)
    3. Aric Almirola (32.8)
    4. Dave Blaney (31.2)
    5. Mike Bliss (29.8)
    6. Joe Nemechek (29.7)
    7. J.J. Yeley (29.6)
    8. Travis Kvapil (29.5)
    9. Ken Schrader (28.5)
    10. Marcos Ambrose (27.7)


    Current top-10 drivers at Fontana:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Brad Keselowski 4 0 0 0 0 777 0 21.0 22.8 64.5
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 20 0 4 5 0 4401 28 20.0 20.8 75.8
    Jimmie Johnson 18 5 12 14 1 4284 851 9.1 5.4 122.4
    Clint Bowyer 12 0 2 7 0 2778 45 14.3 10.8 91.7
    Greg Biffle 18 1 4 6 0 4035 297 14.0 17.2 95.9
    Denny Hamlin 12 0 1 4 2 2570 73 13.2 18.5 89.8
    Kasey Kahne 16 1 4 9 1 3545 268 10.2 14.9 92.6
    Carl Edwards 15 1 7 12 1 3518 121 18.5 8.7 98.5
    Paul Menard 10 0 0 0 0 2241 3 27.0 24.7 57.8
    Kyle Busch 15 1 6 10 1 3486 474 11.7 11.3 106.4
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

    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: Matt Kenseth (105.2), Tony Stewart (102.4), Mark Martin (99.7), Jeff Gordon (97.7), Kevin Harvick (94.5), Kurt Busch (89.2), Brian Vickers (87.3), Jeff Burton (84.3), Ryan Newman (80.9).