Best of GarageCam: Royal Purple 300
CamGuy Matthew Dillner takes you on a behind the scenes look of the Nationwide Series garage at Auto Club Speedway.
Post-Race Reactions: Royal Purple 300
The top-five drivers react to an exciting race at Auto Club Speedway.
Larson hangs on for XFINITY triumph at Auto Club
RELATED: Results " Larson on pole for Sunday's race " Detailed breakdown FONTANA, Calif. -- Kyle Larson kept pole-sitter Joey Logano at bay after a restart with four laps left in Saturday's Service King 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Auto Club Speedway and held on to win by .127 seconds. Larson and Logano had swapped the lead on three successive laps before Brandon Jones plowed into the outside wall on Lap 142 to bring out the seventh and final caution of the afternoon. The lead cars pitted for fresh tires under the yellow flag, with Larson exiting pit road first and Spencer Gallagher grabbing the second spot with a two-tire stop. That proved Logano's undoing, as his No. 22 Team Penske Ford was pinned behind Gallagher's GMS Racing Chevrolet for the restart on Lap 147 of 150. Logano chased Larson to the checkered flag but couldn't prevent the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet from scoring his first victory of the season, his second at Fontana and the sixth of his career. "The racing there at the end with Joey was awesome," said Larson, a California native who got his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at the 2-mile track. "I had just a couple-lap fresher tires than he did, and I was able to chase him down. That was a lot of fun. WATCH: Larson overcomes speeding penalty to win "I wish that last caution wouldn't have come out, because it would have been easier for me to win, I think. But a heck of a race. I honestly didn't think we would be here yesterday. I was struggling bad in practice. Fought the balance a lot throughout the race, too. Finally, the last few runs, we hit on it and it felt good for the short run and throughout the long run." MORE: Larson fast, atop Monster Energy Series standings Both the winner and the runner-up had obstacles to overcome. Larson recovered from a pit road speeding penalty to win the race. Logano sped on pit road and subsequently fell to the back of the field when the jack on the left side of his Ford dropped prematurely during an extended stay on pit road. But Logano -- who led six times for a race-high 70 laps -- was in prime position at the end, though he acknowledged that Gallagher's two-tire call deprived him of the chance to overtake Larson. "What's his number? 23?" Logano asked. "Yeah, I don't know about that move. That wasn't a good move. I don't know what they were thinking, but that maybe wasn't the best play at this race track. I knew he was going to spin them (his tires). There's no way he couldn't. It wasn't his fault. "He was a sitting duck and I was a sitting duck behind him that lost too much track position on that restart being too far behind Kyle. If not for that, we would have probably been door-to-door across the line bumping and banging or something. We were able to catch Larson the last few laps. We were definitely faster, but I needed another lap, maybe two." Kyle Busch led 55 laps and finished third after scraping the wall on Lap 122 while in pursuit of Logano, who was leading at the time. Erik Jones ran fourth and Sunoco rookie William Byron fifth as the highest-finishing series regular. The action-filled race wasn't without a number of hard crashes. Paul Menard's Chevrolet nosed hard into the outside wall after contact from Jones, who appeared to misjudge his Turn 4 exit on Lap 94. WATCH: Fiery hit for Menard at Auto Club "I don't know if he tried to push me or if he was just crossing over," Menard said after leaving the infield care center. "Definitely had a brain fart." Cole Custer took a wild ride when he clobbered the Turn 1 wall with an assist from Ryan Sieg -- and was upset when he exited the car. "I just got hooked going into the corner," Custer said. "I think I hit him (Sieg) a tick just on my side-draft going off of (Turn) 4, and then he decided just to hook us going into Turn 1 and wreck us. I thought we could have competed for a win there. We had a bad pit stop. We were going to work our way back up there, but just got our day ended by a clown move." The incident left him with a wrecked car for the second straight week. "Last week it was all my fault and I'll take that all on me," said Custer, who finished 35th. "Today it was just a clown. I don't understand what his reasoning was to pay us back that much, but that's just a joke." Notes: Byron is second in the series standings, 17 points behind seventh-place finisher Elliott Sadler… Darrell Wallace Jr. finished sixth for the fourth-straight race… Busch won both the first and second stages of the race, earning a total of two playoff points toward the owner's championship. Contributing: Staff reports </p>
Recap: Larson overcomes speeding penalty to win at Auto Club
Watch as Kyle Larson powers his No. 42 Chevrolet to Victory Lane in the final leg of the NASCAR Goes West tour during the XFINITY Series' Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
From 1 to 600: Dale Jr.'s milestone memories
See where Dale Earnhardt Jr. made milestone starts Nos. 1, 100, 200, 300 , 400 and 500 as he gets set to hit 600 in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.
Best 10-lap consecutive averages at Auto Club
BUY TICKETS: Celebrate Auto Club's 20th anniversary PRACTICE 1: RESULTS Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed 1 42 Kyle Larson 1 10 182.404 2 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 180.880 PRACTICE 2: RESULTS Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed 1 77 Erik Jones # 1 10 183.048 2 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 182.874 3 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 182.788 4 42 Kyle Larson 1 10 182.341 5 31 Ryan Newman 1 10 182.081 6 14 Clint Bowyer 5 14 182.050 7 11 Denny Hamlin 1 10 181.688 8 18 Kyle Busch 1 10 181.650 9 43 Aric Almirola 1 10 181.150 10 3 Austin Dillon 13 22 180.353 11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 7 16 180.279 12 24 Chase Elliott 11 20 179.950 13 34 Landon Cassill 1 10 179.764 14 95 Michael McDowell 1 10 179.751 15 21 Ryan Blaney 7 16 179.635 16 20 Matt Kenseth 9 18 179.453 17 32 Matt DiBenedetto 1 10 178.673 FINAL PRACTICE: RESULTS Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg Speed 1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 1 10 182.180 2 24 Chase Elliott 1 10 182.049 3 42 Kyle Larson 12 21 181.894 4 77 Erik Jones # 1 10 181.873 5 4 Kevin Harvick 15 24 181.603 6 21 Ryan Blaney 1 10 181.551 7 1 Jamie McMurray 1 10 181.436 8 22 Joey Logano 18 27 181.417 9 20 Matt Kenseth 1 10 181.375 10 2 Brad Keselowski 1 10 181. 300 11 14 Clint Bowyer 1 10 181.250 12 5 Kasey Kahne 1 10 181.243 13 18 Kyle Busch 1 10 180.845 14 48 Jimmie Johnson 19 28 180.836 15 11 Denny Hamlin 1 10 180.786 16 31 Ryan Newman 18 27 180.613 17 43 Aric Almirola 1 10 180.551 18 3 Austin Dillon 1 10 180.509 19 6 Trevor Bayne 1 10 180.034 20 47 AJ Allmendinger 20 29 179.620 21 41 Kurt Busch 1 10 179.524 22 19 Daniel Suarez # 18 27 179.298 23 27 Paul Menard 11 20 178.671 24 10 Danica Patrick 1 10 178.289 25 32 Matt DiBenedetto 1 10 178.224 26 95 Michael McDowell 1 10 177.971 27 37 Chris Buescher 18 27 177.859 28 34 Landon Cassill 1 10 176.988 29 51 * Timmy Hill(i) 9 18 167.128 * Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart. * Required to qualify on time # Indicates driver is a rookie in the series (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Byron nabs top five in his first race at Auto Club
XFINITY rookie William Byron reflects on his first trip to Auto Club Speedway that led to a fifth-place result in Saturday's Service King 300 .
Larson holds off Logano to win Auto Club XFINITY race
Kyle Larson takes advantage on the final restart to secure his first victory of 2017 in the XFINITY Series' Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
Mobil 1 Driver Of The Race: Fontana
Kyle Busch sweeps the Fontana weekend winning the Royal Purple 300 and Auto Club 400 making him the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race at Auto Club Speedway.
Victory Lane: Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after leading the majority of the race at the Royal Purple 300 .
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