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Auto Club 500
Held Annually at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California; Auto Club 500 features stock cars in 500 miles long NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Other than Auto Club 500, Pepsi 500 is the other race that is also hosted at California Speedway.
Since its inauguration till 2005, the race was annually held in the May of every year, but since 2005 the race moved to the February of every year. This was after the NASCAR realignment for that year was made.
Southern California was deprived of NASCAR for about a decade; however NASCAR made its come back in California on June 22, 1997, with inaugural California 500. Apart from featuring several other drivers, race featured 21 lead changes.
Matt Kenseth has been the winner of this for two times, while Jeff Gordon has won this race thrice. Kenseth and Gordon are the only two drivers who have won the race more than once. Last four Auto Club 500 races have been won by Roush Fenway Racing.
Auto Club 500 is undoubtedly NASCAR's early event in its yearly schedule. The race has witnessed some of the biggest names in the NASCAR cruise to cross the finish as the winners. Matt Kenseth took two consecutive wins in the year 2006 and 2007. Before that, series in 2005 was won by Greg Biffle, while Jeff Gordon was crowned the winner in 2004.
Since the race is held in the beginning of the year, so it is the first race of the year, hence it has a lot to offer for NASCAR's demanding fans. Later in the year, Pepsi 500 that is held in August 2005 proves out to be a treat for racing fans that is later followed by NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series and Nationwide Series Racing.
Auto Club Speedway of Southern California's Grand Opening in June 1997, didn't come out to be that grand as there were no races at all on California Speedway until it got its 10 year title sponsorship agreement with the Automobile Club of Southern California.
The track remained wet in the morning of Friday due to rain, however the rain was stopped and sky cleared out by noon, but that wasn't it, the water was seeped in to the patches on the track which even after the hard work of NASCAR workers didn't go away.
However the condition was made even worse when the rainstorm hit the track once again, depriving the race cars of chance of hitting the track. However the NASCAR's officials announced that they will get the track fixed by Saturday for Craftsman Truck and Nationwide Series.
Later on Sunday, the cars were lined up according to their score from the last season. The Pole position was taken by Jimmie Johnson who was the defending two time champion. Johnson started along with his teammate Jeff Gordon, while Matt Kenseth took the third start.
Rain Delayed Auto Club 500 was later held at Los Angeles where Jimmie Johnson failed to successfully defend his title as Carl Edwards came out victorious.
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