NASCAR & Auto Racing

March 20, 2014

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Fontana schedule, TV times

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 400 at Fontana, Calif., schedule, TV times. Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Thoughts on Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and other drivers.

What: 200 laps or 400 miles

Where: Auto Club Speedway, a 2-mile banked, paved tri-oval in Fontana, Calif.

When: 3:15 p.m. Sunday

TV: Fox

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kyle Busch

Also this week: TreatMyClot.com300, Nationwide Series, Auto Club Speedway, 5 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: One year ago in this race, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin were racing for the lead late and wrecked, allowing Kyle Busch to win. Hamlin suffered a fractured vetebra in his back, which forced him to miss four races.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Carl Edwards: Welcome to the Chase Winner’s Club.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Earned his career-best Cup finish (second).

Aric Almirola: Earned his career-best Cup finish (third).

Kyle Larson: A second in Nationwide race Saturday and first top-10 in the Cup race – a solid weekend.

Kyle Busch: He should receive some sort of partial ownership in Bristol Motor Speedway with his NASCAR-best 16 wins across three national series at the track.

NOT

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: He can’t finish first or second every week, right?

Kevin Harvick: For the second consecutive race, he failed to realize what appeared to be great potential for a victory.

NASCAR: An explanation was needed for the errant late caution and NASCAR had one – it just took too long to get to the right one.

Martin Truex Jr.: Still waiting to catch a break.

Jim Utter

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