Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 160.166 mph (rain-shortened)
Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 150.849 mph
Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 141.911 mph
Matt Kenseth, Ford, 135.839 mph
Carl Edwards, Ford, 132.704 mph
Matt Kenseth, Ford, 138.451 mph
Matt Kenseth, Ford, 147.852 mph
Greg Biffle, Ford, 139.697 mph
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 137.268 mph
Kurt Busch, Ford, 140.111 mph
Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 150.088 mph
Rusty Wallace, Ford, 143.118 mph
Jeremy Mayfield, Ford, 149.378 mph
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 150.276 mph
Mark Martin, Ford, 140.220 mph
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 155.012 mph
#1 Jamie McMurray
(Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
#2 Brad Keselowski
(Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne
(Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Farmers Insurance
#7 Dave Blaney
(Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/Sany
#9 Marcos Ambrose
(Launceston, Australia) Ford/Mac Tools
#10 Danica Patrick
(Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 Denny Hamlin
(Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Express
#13 Casey Mears
(Bakersfield, CA) Ford/GEICO
#14 * Tony Stewart
(Columbus, IN) Chevrolet/Rush Truck Centers
#15 Clint Bowyer
(Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 Greg Biffle
(Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M Window Film
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
(Olive Branch, MS) Ford/NOS
#18 Kyle Busch
(Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Interstate Batteries
#19 Mike Bliss
(Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/Plinker Tactical
#20 Matt Kenseth
(Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#22 Joey Logano
(Middletown, CT) Ford/AAA Southern California
#24 Jeff Gordon
(Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
#27 Paul Menard
(Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Certain Teed
#29 Kevin Harvick
(Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Jimmy John's
#30 David Stremme
(South Bend, IN) Toyota/Swan Racing
#31 Jeff Burton
(South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Caterpillar
#32 Timmy Hill
(Port Tobacco, MD) Ford/TBA
#33 Landon Cassill
(Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Little Joe's Autos
#34 David Ragan
(Unadilla, GA) Ford/TBA
#35 Josh Wise
(Riverside, CA) Ford/MDS Transport
#36 J.J. Yeley
(Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/Accell Construction
#38 David Gilliland
(Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#39 Ryan Newman
(South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Wix Filters
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya
(Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola
(Tampa, FL) Ford/Farmland
#44 Scott Riggs
(Bahama, NC) Ford/No Label Watches
#47 Bobby Labonte
(Corpus Christi, TX) Toyota/Bush's Beans
#48 Jimmie Johnson
(El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's
#51 A.J. Allmendinger
(Los Gatos, CA) Chevrolet/Phoenix Construction
#55 Mark Martin
(Batesville, AR) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#56 Martin Truex Jr.
(Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch
(Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann
(Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek
(Lakeland, FL) Toyota/Maddie's Place
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/National Guard
#93 Travis Kvapil
(Janesville, WI) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#98 Michael McDowell
(Glendale, AZ) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards
(Columbia, MO) Ford/Subway
The Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway is the fifth race on the 2013
Sprint Cup Series schedule.
Formerly known as California Speedway, the groundbreaking for this 2-mile oval
took place in November 1995. The first race there was a NASCAR K&N Pro Series
West event won by Ken Schrader on June 21, 1997.
This track has 14 degrees of banking in all four of its turns as well as 11
degrees of banking on the frontstretch and 3 degrees on the backstretch.
ACS has been on the Sprint Cup schedule each year since 1997. Jeff Gordon won
the inaugural race there 16 years ago.
There have been 23 Sprint Cup races held at Auto Club Speedway. The track
hosted one Cup race each season from 1997-2003 and then two events per season
from 2004-10. ACS returned to a single-race season two years ago.
Jimmie Johnson, who hails from nearby El Cajon, Calif., holds the track record
for most wins with five. Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth have the second most
victories there with three each, followed by Tony Stewart with two wins.
Johnson also leads all drivers with the most top-5 finishes (12) and most
top-10s (14) at this track.
Stewart won last year's race at Auto Club Speedway, which was shortened due to
rain. With showers on the way, Stewart passed Kyle Busch on lap 85. He held
the top spot when the rain arrived on lap 125. The precipitation intensified
shortly after, prompting NASCAR officials to halt the race and then later
calling it after 129 of 200 laps were completed. It was the first time a race
at this track had to be shortened due to inclement weather.
Johnson is the only driver to win from the pole at Auto Club Speedway, doing
so on Aug. 31, 2008.
Kurt Busch holds the track record for most poles with three. Denny Hamlin,
Jamie McMurray, Brian Vickers and Gordon have won two poles each there.
Three drivers have competed in all 23 Cup races at Auto Club Speedway: Jeff
Burton, Bobby Labonte and Gordon.
The closest margin of victory for a Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway
occurred in 2011 when Kevin Harvick beat Johnson to the finish line by 0.144
Two drivers who are competing in this weekend's race made their first career
Cup starts at this track: Greg Biffle (April 2002) and J.J. Yeley (September
Three drivers entered in this race claimed their maiden pole in the series
there: Joe Nemechek (June 1997), Kyle Busch (February 2005) and Carl Edwards
Johnson and Kyle Busch are those drivers who scored their first career Cup
victories at Auto Club Speedway. Johnson's inaugural win came on April 28,
2002. Busch won there on Sept. 4, 2005.
Kyle Busch is the youngest driver to win a Cup race at Auto Club Speedway. He
won the fall event there in '05 when he was 20 years, 4 months and 2 days old.
When Rusty Wallace was 44 years, 8 months and 15 days old, he became the
oldest driver to win at this track on April 29, 2001.
The next race is the April 7 STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Ryan Newman is the defending race winner.