NASCAR race results from Auto Club Speedway
The NASCAR Cup Series is unloaded in Fontana, California. The weekend prior to this point has been dissolved due to rain and even snow. The sun is back out and drivers are set to make their first laps as they take the green flag.
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Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr set the front row. 200 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 65 (1-65 / 200)
Green flag, Logano dives to the inside and makes it three wide for the lead in turn two. Christopher Bell wins the race off turn two.
Lap 2, Alex Bowman has a run off turn four. He’s clear into turn one, Bowman leads.
Lap 12, Kyle Larson slows with an issue and heads for the pit lane under green.
Lap 16, the competition caution is out.
Bowman leads the field to the pit entry. Ross Chastain wins the race to the pit exit.
Pit Penalty: Martin Truex Jr will drop to the rear after an uncontrolled tire.
Green, Chastain leads Logano off turn two.
Lap 28, Noah Gragson works to the right rear of Christopher Bell. They fight for space off the corner, Gragson is shoved into the outside wall, no caution.
Ryan Blaney to the lead.
Lap 42, Corey LaJoie turns Brad Keselowski off turn two, caution.
Pit Penalty: Kyle Busch is caught speeding on the pit lane and he’ll drop to the rear.
Green, Chastain leads Daniel Suarez off turn two.
Ross Chastain wins stage one at Auto Club Speedway!
Auto Club Speedway Results (Stage 1) : 1. Ross Chastain; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Daniel Suarez; 4. Alex Bowman; 5. Denny Hamlin; 6. Willian Byron; 7. Joey Logano; 8. Kevin Harvick; 9. Martin Truex Jr; 10. Chase Elliott;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 65 (66-130 / 200)
Green flag on stage two, Logano shoves Hamlin to the lead in turn one.
Lap 75, Logano has a run off turn four. He dives to the inside, Hamlin attempts to block but Logano is already there. Logano takes the lead into turn one.
Lap 75, AJ Allmendinger spins off turn two and tags the inside wall, caution.
Logano leads most of the field to the pit lane. Ryan Preece, Austin Dillon and Noah Gragson stay out.
Pit Penalty: Martin Truex Jr has lost a left front wheel and he’ll serve a 2 lap penalty. His team will be penalized later this week.
Green, Logano slices his way to the front row and he’s up to 2nd by turn three. As they return to turn one, Logano dives inside of Gragson, Logano returns to the lead with ease.
Lap 81, Corey LaJoie spins off turn four with help from Tyler Reddick, caution.
Green, they stack up on the outside lane as Logano stalls his launch! Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Ryan Preece, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Justin Haley and others are collected.
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Green, Logano, Hamlin and Byron run three wide for the lead off turn two. Chastain sticks his nose in there to make it four wide in turn three. Hamlin leads off turn four.
Lap 98, Chastain has a run off turn four. He dives inside of Hamlin, Chastain to the lead.
Ross Chastain cruises to the stage two win at Auto Club Speedway!
Auto Club Speedway Results (Stage 2) : 1. Ross Chastain; 2. Kyle Busch; 3. Joey Logano; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Daniel Suarez; 6. Denny Hamlin; 7. Chase Elliott; 8. Alex Bowman; 9. Austin Dillon; 10. Brad Keselowski;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 70 (131-200 / 200)
Chastain leads them to the pit entry. Harvick wins the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage three, Chastain shoves Busch to the lead in turn one. Cindric gets turned by Gilliland off turn four after Buescher closed off the lane. Cindric slaps the wall, no caution.
Lap 140, caution as Ty Dillon has stalled on the apron.
Green, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick run side by side into turn one. Chastain drives it deep to the bottom to make it a three wide battle. Chastain slides Busch for the lead, Busch crosses under him to retake the spot.
He has a run into turn three. Side by side off turn four. Logano has a run on both of them. Chastain throws a block but they still run three wide into turn one. Logano gets loose off turn two and Busch is forced to lift behind him, Chastain takes the lead.
53 to go, they run four wide for 2nd. Logano gets loose and brushes the outside wall, Busch returns to 2nd.
40 to go, Chastain leads with Busch all over his rear bumper.
35 to go
35 to go, Logano heads for the pit lane under green. Busch has a run on Chastain off turn four. He looks to the inside, Chastain attempts a block but Busch is there. Kyle Busch to the lead in turn one.
33 to go, Busch and Chastain head for the pit lane together. Busch wins the race to the pit exit.
30 to go, Hamlin leads Keselowski as 6 cars have yet to pit. Busch is 25 seconds behind the race leader but coming fast with fresh tires.
Pit Penalty: William Byron is caught speeding and he’ll serve a pass-through.
25 to go, Bubba Wallace exits the race with a mechanical issue.
21 to go, Michael McDowell is the only car who hasn’t pitted. But, Kyle Busch is on his bumper. Busch drives right by to retake the lead.
10 to go, Kyle Busch leads Chase Elliott by 3.5 seconds.
Kyle Busch wins at Auto Club Speedway!
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NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kyle Busch
2. Chase Elliott
3. Ross Chastain
4. Daniel Suarez
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Brad Keselowski
8. Alex Bowman
9. Austin Dillon
10. Joey Logano
11. Martin Truex Jr
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
13. Chris Buescher
14. Corey LaJoie
15. Harrison Burton
16. Ty Gibbs
17. Todd Gilliland
18. Michael McDowell
19. Erik Jones
20. Chase Briscoe
21. Justin Haley
22. Noah Gragson
23. JJ Yeley
24. BJ McLeod
25. William Byron
26. Ryan Blaney
27. Cody Ware
28. Austin Cindric
29. Kyle Larson
30. Bubba Wallace
31. Ty Dillon
32. Christopher Bell
33. Ryan Preece
34. Tyler Reddick
35. Aric Almirola
36. AJ Allmendinger
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Points | Wins
1. Ross Chastain
2. Joey Logano
3. Alex Bowman
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Daniel Suarez
6. Chris Buescher
7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
73 | 1 Win
8. Kyle Busch
67 | 1 Win
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Brad Keselowski
11. Martin Truex Jr
12. Ryan Blaney
13. Corey LaJoie
14. Chase Elliott
15. Christopher Bell
16. Michael McDowell
17. Ty Gibbs
18. Austin Cindric
19. AJ Allmendinger
20. Harrison Burton
21. Todd Gilliland
22. Cody Ware
23. Austin Dillon
24. Kyle Larson
25. Aric Almirola
26. Bubba Wallace
27. Noah Gragson
28. Travis Pastrana
29. William Byron
30. Justin Haley
31. BJ McLeod
32. Erik Jones
33. Chase Briscoe
34. Ryan Preece
35. JJ Yeley
36. Jimmie Johnson
37. Ty Dillon
38. Tyler Reddick
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