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

Track facts for Auto Club Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 24.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 22, 1997, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 24, 2013, won by Kyle Busch.
  • Won from pole: 1, by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 9 times in 24 races (38%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 13 times (54%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (29%).
  • 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 2009-2013 a typical Fontana race had 20.1 lead changes, 6.0 cautions for 29.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 26.0 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

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

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 9, Jack Roush 7, Stewart-Haas Racing 2, Ray Evernham 1, Joe Gibbs 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 (24 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (23)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (12) Kyle Petty, Ken Schrader (17)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (24)
    Lap led: Marcos Ambrose (8) Sterling Marlin (14)
    Lead-lap finish: Marcos Ambrose (8)


  • Top career marks at Fontana:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte (24)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (5)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (12)
    Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (14)
    Poles: Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin (3)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (5,709)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (851)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth (19)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.7)
    2. Carl Edwards (8.4)
    3. Matt Kenseth (10.1)
    4. Kyle Busch (10.7)
    5. Jeff Gordon (11.8)
    6. Kurt Busch (12.4)
    7. Clint Bowyer (12.7)
    8. Tony Stewart (13.9)
    9. Kasey Kahne (14.5)
    10. Kevin Harvick (15.4)
    11. Joey Logano (15.4)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.7)
    2. Landon Cassill (32.5)
    3. Dave Blaney (30.7)
    4. Travis Kvapil (29.9)
    5. Joe Nemechek (29.8)
    6. Aric Almirola (29.7)
    7. J.J. Yeley (29.4)
    8. Reed Sorenson (29.1)
    9. Marcos Ambrose (28.8)
    10. Morgan Shepherd (28.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Fontana:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Brad Keselowski 5 0 0 0 0 977 0 17.4 22.8 67.1
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 21 0 5 6 0 4601 28 19.7 19.9 77.7
    Jeff Gordon 24 3 10 11 2 5686 622 13.2 11.8 96.2
    Carl Edwards 16 1 8 13 1 3718 121 18.8 8.4 98.5
    Jimmie Johnson 19 5 12 14 1 4484 851 9.6 5.7 119.6
    Joey Logano 7 0 2 2 0 1477 41 12.3 15.4 78.9
    Denny Hamlin 13 0 1 4 3 2769 76 12.2 19.0 90.7
    Matt Kenseth 21 3 8 14 0 4982 507 19.6 10.1 105.5
    Ryan Newman 19 0 4 8 1 4104 19 14.2 17.2 81.0
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 200 0 31.0 20.0 66.1

    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: Kyle Busch (109.2), Tony Stewart (102.0), Greg Biffle (95.8), Kevin Harvick (95.5), Kasey Kahne (92.9), Clint Bowyer (91.4), Kurt Busch (89.6), Brian Vickers (87.3), Jeff Burton (83.0).