The Numbers — Auto Club Speedway

[media-credit name=”Auto Club Speedway” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]THE NUMBERS for the AUTO CLUB 400

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2 – races won from the front row at Auto Club Speedway; one from the pole (2008, Jimmie Johnson)

4 – number of drivers that have competed in all 22 races at ACS (Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek)

4 – fewest cautions for a Sprint Cup race (twice, most recently 3/27/11)

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

9 – most wins by a car owner in previous 22 races (Rick Hendrick)

11 – races won from a starting spot outside the top 10

12 – most cautions (2/24/08)

14 – different winners in previous 22 races

15 – different pole winners

16 – fewest caution laps (3/27/11)

18 – fewest lead changes (three times, most recent 3/27/11)

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 2.0-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; completed in 1996

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

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

2012 Caution Recap

30 – cautions in the first four Sprint Cup races; 41 after four races last year

16 of 30 – cautions have been for accidents; 24 of 41 for accidents last year

161 of 1,281 laps completed have been under caution; 195 of 1,287 in 2011

217.617 of 1,484.000 miles completed have been under caution; 275.881 of 1,499.000 in 2011

BONUS:  Although only two tracks currently host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, 15 California tracks have hosted a total of 131 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 (22) and Infineon Raceway (23) – have hosted more than six Cup races.

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— The Numbers provided by Darnell Communications for SRT Motorsports & Dodge



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