Auto Club 400

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Auto Club 400
Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway) - Speedway.svg
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
VenueAuto Club Speedway
LocationFontana, California, United States
Corporate sponsorAutomobile Club of Southern California
First race1997
Distance400 miles (643.737 km)
Laps200 (Stage 1: 60
Stage 2: 60
Stage 3: 80)
Most wins (driver)Jimmie Johnson
Jeff Gordon
Matt Kenseth (3)
Most wins (team)Roush Fenway Racing (7)
Most wins (manufacturer)Ford (10)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2 mi (3.2 km)
Turns4

The Auto Club 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held annually at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, It is held as the fifth race of the NASCAR season, held in conjunction with the NASCAR Xfinity Series the previous day, From 1997-2010, the race distance was 500 miles in distance, For the 2011 season onward, the race distance reduced to 400 miles in length.[1]

Past winners[change | change source]

Year Date Driver Manufacturer No. Team Laps Miles
1997 June 22 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 24 Hendrick Motorsports 250 500
1998 May 3 Mark Martin Ford 6 Roush Racing 250 500
1999 May 2 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 24 Hendrick Motorsports 250 500
2000 April 30 Jeremy Mayfield Ford 12 Penske Racing 250 500
2001 April 29 Rusty Wallace Ford 2 Penske Racing 250 500
2002 April 28 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 48 Hendrick Motorsports 250 500
2003 April 27 Kurt Busch Ford 97 Roush Racing 250 500
2004 May 2 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 24 Hendrick Motorsports 250 500
2005 February 27 Greg Biffle Ford 16 Roush Racing 250 500
2006 February 26 Matt Kenseth Ford 17 Roush Racing 251* 502
2007 February 25 Matt Kenseth Ford 17 Roush Fenway Racing 250 500
2008 February 24/25* Carl Edwards Ford 99 Roush Fenway Racing 250 500
2009 February 22 Matt Kenseth Ford 17 Roush Fenway Racing 250 500
2010 February 21 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 48 Hendrick Motorsports 250 500
2011 March 27 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29 Richard Childress Racing 200 400
2012 March 25 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 14 Stewart-Haas Racing 129* 258
2013 March 24 Kyle Busch Toyota 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 200 400
2014 March 23 Kyle Busch Toyota 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 206* 412
2015 March 22 Brad Keselowski Ford 2 Team Penske 209* 418
2016 March 20 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 48 Hendrick Motorsports 205* 410
2017 March 26 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 42 Chip Ganassi Racing 202* 404
2018 March 18 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 78 Furniture Row Racing 200 400
  • 2006, and 2014–2017: Race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish.. The 2015 race took two attempts.
  • 2008: Race started on Sunday but was finished on Monday due to rain.
  • 2011: Race distance changed from 500 miles to 400. Kevin Harvick passed Jimmie Johnson on the last lap to win, the first last lap pass in ACS history.
  • 2012: Race shortened due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Wins Driver Years won
3 Jeff Gordon 1997, 1999, 2004
Matt Kenseth 2006, 2007, 2009
Jimmie Johnson 2002, 2010, 2016
2 Kyle Busch 2013, 2014

Multiple winners (teams)[change | change source]

Wins Team Years won
7 Roush Fenway Racing 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
6 Hendrick Motorsports 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2016
3 Team Penske 2000, 2001, 2015
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 2013, 2014

Manufacturer wins[change | change source]

Wins Manufacturer Years won
10 Ford 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015
9 Chevrolet 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
3 Toyota 2013, 2014, 2018

Television broadcasters[change | change source]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1997 ABC Bob Jenkins Benny Parsons
Ned Jarrett
1998
1999
2000
2001 Fox Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016 Darrell Waltrip
Jeff Gordon
2017
2018

References[change | change source]

  1. Pockrass, Bob (2011-01-12). "Auto Club Speedway race changed from 500 miles to 400 miles". Sporting News. Retrieved January 12, 2011.


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