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GarageCam from the XFINITY Series garage at Auto Club
GarageCam hosts talk with Darrell Wallace Jr., Justin Allgaier, more in the garage at Auto Club Speedway
NASCARnivore brings the heat out west
Follow Kim Coon around the Phoenix campgrounds for a look at the culinary feasts fans put together out west. Toyota drivers weigh in with their favorite food choices as well.
From The Vault: Jeff Gordon wins first race at Fontana
Relive the first race at Auto Club Speedway that saw Jeff Gordon be the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver to go to Victory Lane at the track in 1997.
Pete Hamilton wins the 1970 Daytona 500
Driving the blue Petty Enterprises Plymouth Superbird, Pete Hamilton won the 1970 Daytona 500. See the thrilling action unfold in vintage video.
Through the years: Celebrities at Auto Club Speedway
From Stevie Wonder to Magic Johnson, celebrities have flocked to the Southern California-based Auto Club Speedway for many years; see the highlights.
Auto Club Speedway by the numbers
BUY TICKETS: Celebrate Auto Club's 20th anniversary RELATED: Full weekend schedule Jimmie Johnson was driving a Superman car and wearing a cape the last time he saw Victory Lane at Auto Club Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' stop there in 2016. It's appropriate since he almost owns the place. Johnson has six wins at Auto Club, spanning a decade and a half. He also has five runner-up finishes, an impressive average finishing place of 6.5 and has led 980 laps around the 2-mile circuit in Fontana, California. Roger Penske has a stake in the place as well, having been one of the architects, alongside Les "Coach" Richter. The track officially opened June 22, 1997, and it's celebrating its 20th anniversary as NASCAR returns to Fontana this weekend for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series racing. Penske got his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at the track on April 29, 2001 with Rusty Wallace piloting the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford. Brad Keselowski put Team Penske back in Victory Lane at Auto Club Speedway in 2015. Penske's open wheel drivers also have had success at the track. Penske built a fast race track, leading to some stout stats in the speedway's lore: -- A 188.511 mph qualifying speed record set by Denny Hamlin in 2016 -- A 155.012 mph race speed record set by Jeff Gordon in 1997 Digging into the numbers a bit more: -- Hendrick Motorsports has 10 wins, the most of any team -- Ford has 11 wins at the track, and Chevrolet has 13. Kyle Busch has taken home two Auto Club 400 trophies for Toyota in back-to-back races in 2013-14. -- Farthest back in the field a winning driver started: 31st, Matt Kenseth, spring of 2006 -- Pole-sitting winners: Only one, Johnson in 2008 -- The closest margin of victory was 0.144 seconds, as Kevin Harvick edged Johnson in 2011
Blaney clears the air about Dale Jr. comment
For more of the Glass Case of Emotion podcast, tune into NASCAR.com/podcast every Wednesday.
Three-wide racing for the lead in Phoenix
Chase Elliott takes the lead at Phoenix with a three-wide pass by Joey Logano and Kyle Larson in Stage 2.
Behind the Hauler: A conversation with Kyle Larson
NASCAR.com’s Jonathan Merryman sits down with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson to discuss his hot start to 2017, and his string of three consecutive second-place finishes.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years
BUY TICKETS: Celebrate Auto Club's 20th anniversary See Dale Jr.'s rise to NASCAR stardom