Friday, March 18, 2016

Austin Dillon Rockets To Auto Club Pole

Austin Dillon became the 4th different pole winner of 2016 with his lap in qualifying today. His second career pole, first pole was in the Daytona 500 in 2014. Dillon posted a 38.200 lap tying the track record that Brad Keselowski did in the first round. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, and Carl Edwards rounded out the Top 5 for qualifying. Last year's Auto Club Speedway Pole Winner Kurt Busch failed to make the final round for the first time in 2016. Since only 39 cars were entered everyone made the race.

Starting Lineup 

1 3 Austin Dillon
2 4 Kevin Harvick
3 11 Denny Hamlin
4 31 Ryan Newman
5 19 Carl Edwards
6 18 Kyle Busch
7 6 Trevor Bayne
8 24 Chase Elliott
9 22 Joey Logano
10 1 Jamie McMurray
11 47 AJ Allmendinger
12 5 Kasey Kahne
13 27 Paul Menard
14 21 Ryan Blaney
15 2 Brad Keselowski
16 34 Chris Buescher
17 78 Martin Truex Jr.
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
19 48 Jimmie Johnson
20 20 Matt Kenseth
21 44 Brian Scott
22 16 Greg Biffle
23 13 Casey Mears
24 14 Brian Vickers
25 43 Aric Almirola
26 41 Kurt Busch
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
28 7 Regan Smith
29 15 Clint Bowyer
30 95 Michael McDowell
31 10 Danica Patrick
32 42 Kyle Larson
33 83 Matt DiBenedetto
34 38 Landon Cassill
35 23 David Ragan
36 98 Cole Whitt
37 30 Josh Wise
38 46 Michael Annett
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt

Meet and Greet With Drivers - Auto Club Edition

Sunday March 20th, 2016

Aric Almirola and "The King" Richard Petty are scheduled to judge Smithfield's Whole Hog Challenge on Sunday, March 20 at the Smithfield display in the Auto Club Speedway Fan Midway. Contestants will compete to eat 2 lbs. of bacon the fastest. The competitor to be the first with a clean plate will be declared the winner and will advance to the championship round of the Whole Hog Challenge in Miami at the end of the season. The contest will begin at 9:45 am.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is scheduled to appear in a fan Q&A session at the Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Fans must purchase the Batman v Superman ticket package, available through March 10. Includes ticket, Q&A attendance, amd Batman v Superman collectible. Click here for more info and pricing..

Jimmie Johnson is scheduled to appear in a fan Q&A session at the Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Fans must purchase the JJ Foundation ticket package, available through March 10. Includes ticket, Q&A attendance, pit pass, JJF donation and scanner rental. Click here for more info and pricing..

Brian Scott is scheduled to appear on Sunday, March 20 at the Auto Club Speedway VONS Track Store in the infield campgrounds from 9:00 - 9:25 am

Kyle Busch is scheduled to appear on Sunday, March 20 at the Toyota Display in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone at Auto Club Speedway from 9:45am - 10:05am