The Numbers for Auto Club 400


Auto Club Speedway

2 –races won from the front row at Auto Club Speedway; one from the pole

4 –number of drivers that have competed in all 21 races at ACS (Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek)

4 –fewest cautions for a Sprint Cup race at (6/22/97)

8 –number of jet dryers available for track drying during race weekend

9 –most wins by a car owner in previous 21 races (Rick Hendrick)

12 –most cautions (2/24/08)

13 –different winners in previous 21 races

14 –different pole winners

18 –fewest lead changes (twice, most recent 2/26/06)

22 –fewest caution laps (twice, most recent 4/30/00)

33 –most lead changes (2/24/08)

51 –most caution laps (9/5/04)

120 –minutes, the amount of time it takes to dry the .533-mile track after a significant rainfall

188.245 –mph, track qualifying record (Kyle Busch, 1/25/05)

1995 –year track construction began on site of the former Kaiser Steel Mill and completed in 1996

1997 –year first Sprint Cup race held at the track (6/22/97)

2008 –year facility name changed from California Speedway to Auto Club Speedway

2011 Caution Recap

41 –cautions in the first four Sprint Cup races of 2011

24 of 41 – cautions have been for accidents

195 of 1287laps completed have been under caution

275.881 of 1,499.000miles completed have been under caution

BONUS: Although only two tracks currently host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, 15 California tracks have hosted a total of 129 Sprint Cup races over the years. Riverside International Raceway had the most – 48 – with the last event in 1988. Only Riverside, Ontario Motor Speedway (nine) and the two tracks currently on the Sprint Cup schedule – Auto Club Speedway (21) and Infineon Raceway (22) – have hosted more than six Cup races.

— The Numbers provided by Dodge Motorsports

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