Martin Truex Jr. answers doubters with dominating win at Fontana
He started from the pole, then swept the first two stages and the victory, leading 125 of 200 laps and beating runner-up Kyle Larson to the finish line by a whopping 11.685 seconds.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Auto Club Race Info
Martin Truex, Jr. dominated the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway for his first win of 2018.
Auto Club Race Information.
Martin Truex. Jr. won the Auto Club 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The win is his first win of 2018, first win at Auto Club and 16th career win. #42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #22-Logano, #11-Hamlin, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #48-Johnson, and #3-Dillon. Truex started from the pole, swept all three stages, and led 125 of the 200 laps.
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Jimmie Johnson Foundation to offer grant opportunities totaling $125,000
Public vote to determine 2018 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant recipients
Fans can get Bristol qualifying tickets with Food City purchases
Between now and April 13, fans can get a Bush's Beans Pole Day ticket for every two cans of Bush's Beans products purchased at any Food City location.
NASCAR will ramp up penalties for teams that fail prequalifying tech and don't make a qualifying lap today in the Xfinity Series, a change that likely will come to the NASCAR Cup Series next week at Martinsville. Those who don't make a qualifying lap because they don't get through inspection will not only start at the rear of the field, they must serve a pass-through penalty -- driving down pit road at pit-road speed -- on the first green-flag lap after the green flag waves.
Because 13 drivers did not take qualifying laps as their cars did not pass prequalifying tech, NASCAR is waiving the rule this weekend that NASCAR Cup cars must start the race on the tires used in qualifying. Those teams that qualified will be allowed to purchase a new set of tires. Those who qualified would have been at a disadvantage because tire falloff is dramatic at Auto Club Speedway, so a car on a set of new tires would be much faster for a few laps than those starting on tires with three laps on them.
Kulwicki Driver Development Program announces 2018 drivers
The seven drivers will be helping keep the memory and legacy of 1992 NASCAR Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki alive, while also competing for the rich ($54,439) and prestigious annual Kulwicki Cup Championship.
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A Thousand Horses headlines pre-race concert at Bristol
A Thousand Horses, whose sound is unique mix of muscular country, drawling rock, high gospel harmony, low-country blue and old school soul, will perform Sunday, April 15 on the backstretch prior to the 1:20 p.m. revamped driver introductions.
Talladega offering Kids VIP Experience
The Kids VIP Experience Presented by Children's of Alabama is a unique program that provides behind-the-scenes access for NASCAR's youngest fans at NASCAR's biggest track.
Martinsville unveils new main gate
With 24 entry points under the covered gate, fans will find that security checks will move more quickly and lines will be shorter on race day.
Darrell Wallace Jr. has embraced the challenge of his rookie season
Since a spectacular and celebrated runner-up finish in his season-opening Daytona 500 he's found a balance between optimism and confidence that comes with such a fantastic start and the harsher reality of a steep, not unexpected rookie learning curve.
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Monster Energy series sponsorship update
Reports say there is increasing optimism over a renewal.
Phoenix final TV ratings
Fox earned a 2.8 final rating for Sunday's race at ISM Raceway.
Darlington looking for the next "Lady in Black"
The position is an integral part of the track's continued efforts to focus on the fans and represent the track in the communities that have supported it since its inception in 1950.
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Driver appearances and autograph sessions
NASCAR to expand in-car camera live streams on Twitter in 2018
Fans on Twitter will experience an in-car camera live stream from the iconic Daytona International Speedway for the first time during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on July 7.
Kurt Busch Darlington Throwback unveil
This season marks 15 years since Busch and Ricky Craven battled door-to-door to the start/finish line at Darlington Raceway. When Busch heads back to Darlington in 2018, it will be with a car that honors that piece of NASCAR history.
Harvick, Jones, Byron and Menard to join pre-race Q&A prior to Talladega's GEICO 500
Exclusive access to pit road, red carpet & driver intro's also part of the Pre-Race Pit Pass Upgrade
Lowe's will not return to Hendrick in 2019
Lowe's has been the #48 team's only sponsor since 2001.
Phoenix post-race penalties announced
Chase Elliott's team received an L1 penalty for a rear suspension violation and lost 25 points. Five Cup teams and two XFINITY teams were penalized for lug nut violations. Two crew members were suspended for violation of the substance abuse policy.
NASCAR, Busch Beer announce return of Busch Pole Award
As part of the partnership, Anheuser-Busch joins the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council.
Clive Standen to drive pace car at Bristol
Staden plays Bryan Mills, the covert operative with a particular set of skills on NBC's hit show, "Taken."
Goodyear won't use option tire at All-Star Race
The "option" tire was introduced last year for the exhibition race. The softer tires provided cars more grip and speed.
ISM Raceway fall tickets on sale
The Can-Am 500 race weekend, on Nov. 9, 10, 11, will mark the grand opening of the new ISM Raceway, after the completion of the $178 million ISM Raceway Project.
Sad News - Charles Strang
Strang oversaw NASCAR appeals as the national commissioner for the sanctioning body for more than a decade.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing Auto Club 400
A look at some of the top statistical performers and top-10 driver ratings at Auto Club Speedway.
Bret Michaels to perform pre-race concert at Texas
Michaels' appearance at Texas Motor Speedway is part of his "Party Starts Now" solo tour and is free to all that have purchased a ticket to the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500.
MetroPCS partners with Texas Motor Speedway as official wireless provider
MetroPCS will be the first wireless network provider to have a featured presence throughout Texas Motor Speedway since Sprint left the sport as the title sponsor of the Cup Series.
StarCom Racing considering second car at Texas
The driver of the possible entry is yet to be determined.
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wraps up the West Coast swing at Auto Club Speedway Sunday, March 18. Scheduled green flag at 3:46pm/et. Get all the information, times, TV info, weather, odds and updates here.
Sunday, March 18. Stages end at laps: 60/120/200; green flag scheduled for 3:46pm/et; TV=Fox
37 cars entered.
Harvick and Bowyer were fastest.
Round by round qualifying results.
#78-Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole at Auto Club Speedway, #18-Kyle Busch will start second.
#4-Harvick was fastest at 186.075mph followed by #41-Busch, #9-Elliott, #43-Larson and #12-Blaney.
#18-Busch was fastest; #78-Truex was second.
#78-Martin Truex, Jr. wins at Auto Club Speedway; #42-Larson finishes 2nd.
Truex is the points leader, 9 points ahead of Kyle Busch
Sunday, March 25, 2018; Stages end on laps: 130/260/500; green flag scheduled for 2:13pm/et, TV=FS1
Not released yet.
Saturday, March 24, 10:05 AM-10:55am/et, TV-FS1
Saturday, March 24 at 5:10 pm/et, TV-FS1
Saturday, March 24, 12:30 -1:20pm/et, TV-FS1
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