The Sprint Cup Series’ early-season three-race swing through the western United States continues this week with teams heading to Auto Club Speedway’s two-mile oval in Fontana. It’ll be the third distinctly different track in as many weeks. Brad Keselowski opened things up with a win March 6th in Las Vegas, a mile-and-a-half oval. From there, teams found their way to the flat one-mile oval at Phoenix International Raceway, where Kevin Harvick was victorious.
Now, Sunday’s Auto Club 400 will be contested on a wide, fast two-mile superspeedway – where Keselowski will be seeking his second straight victory there. In winning last year’s race, the Team Penske driver gave Ford its first Fontana victory in the Sprint Cup Series since Matt Kenseth drove a Jack Roush-owned Ford into the Winner’s Circle in 2009 … Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers with five wins at A-C-S and Rick Hendrick is Number-1 among team owners with nine victories.