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Royal Purple 300
Auto Club Speedway


Race Capsule
Auto Club Speedway

What: Race 5 of 33 on Nationwide circuit
Where: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
When: SATURDAY March 24, 2012 5:46 pm EDT ESPN
Laps: 150
Track Length: 2. miles
Race Length: 300.00 miles


Records
Date Series Driver Speed

6/22/97 Sprint Cup Race Jeff Gordon 155.00
2/27/05 Sprint Cup Qualifying Kyle Busch 188.245
4/28/01 Nationwide Race Hank Parker Jr. 156.00
2/26/05 Nationwide Qualifying Tony Stewart 185.941
9/20/03 Camping World Truck Race Ted Musgrave 146.00
2/24/06 Camping World Truck Qualifying David Reutimann 178.980

Nationwide
Date Race Name Pole Winner Race Winner Make Purse

3/26/11 Royal Purple 300 Carl Edwards Kyle Busch Toyota $1,242,513
10/9/10 CampingWorld.com 300 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota $1,379,459
2/20/10 Stater Bros. 300 Joey Logano Kyle Busch Toyota $1,420,657
10/10/09 Copart 300 Joey Logano Joey Logano Toyota $1,623,337
2/21/09 Stater Bros. 300 Carl Edwards Kyle Busch Toyota $1,646,100
2/25/08 Stater Bros. 300 Jeff Burton Tony Stewart Toyota $1,649,206
8/30/08 Camping World RV Service 300 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota $1,627,868

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Auto Club 400



What: Race 5 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit
Where: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
When: SUNDAY March 25, 2012 3:16 pm EDT FOX
Laps: 200
Track Length: 2. miles


Sprint Cup
Date Race Name Pole Winner Race Winner Make Purse

3/27/11 Auto Club 400 Juan Pablo Montoya Kevin Harvick Chevrolet $5,716,005
2/21/10 Auto Club 500 Jamie McMurray Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet $6,004,818
10/10/10 Pepsi MAX 400 Jamie McMurray Tony Stewart Chevrolet $5,270,654
2/22/09 Auto Club 500 Brian Vickers Matt Kenseth Ford $6,192,388
10/11/09 Pepsi 500 Denny Hamlin Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet $6,204,988
2/24/08 Auto Club 500 Jimmie Johnson Carl Edwards Ford $6,144,605
8/31/08 Pepsi 500 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet $6,165,509

Race Length: 400.00 miles

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Saturday, March 24, 2012


SAM HORNISH JR.
– No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger
Crew Chief: Chad Walter

Career Stats:
Starts: 37
Wins: 1
Top Fives: 2
Top 10s: 8
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 122

2012 Season Stats:
Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Top Fives: 0
Top 10s: 2
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 7

Sixth in Nationwide championship standings, 33 behind leader Elliott Sadler and 11 behind fifth-place Cole Whitt.
One previous NNS start at ACS – 2007 fall race

BRAD KESELOWSKI
– No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger
Crew Chief: Jeremy Bullins


Career Stats:
Starts: 172
Wins: 17
Top Fives: 76
Top 10s: 106
Poles: 12
Laps Led: 2,788

2012 Season Stats:
Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Top Fives: 0
Top 10s: 3
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 34

Has finishes of third or better in three of the four races this season.
Best finish in 10 starts at ACS was a second in 2010 fall race. And has recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes.
Has led at least one lap in five of the last six previous NNS races at ACS.
Best start (third) at ACS came in the 2010 fall race

DODGE QUOTES:
”Fontana seems like one of the widest places to me. Having the track width is great because it gives you a lot of opportunities. The more track width that you run the more seams you’re running across, basically. The seams are just slick.”
-- Sam Hornish, Jr.

“We’ve been working hard and have had some solid runs all four weeks this season. I’m very happy about that. We keep running like this, we’ll get a lot of wins.”
-- Brad Keselowski

THE AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY NUMBERS

Dodge has one Nationwide win at ACS: Kasey Kahne in the 2006 fall race by a whopping 8.290 seconds over Kevin Harvick
Dodge has 12 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes at ACS.
The most Dodge drivers to finish in the top five at ACS are three in the 2004 fall race: Casey Mears (second), Kahne (fourth) and Jamie McMurray (fifth).
Dodge is seeking its fourth consecutive top 10 at ACS

DODGE IN THE NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES

At least one Dodge driver scored a top-10 finish in seven consecutive races at ACS (2003-2006).
Dodge is fielding two full-time entries in the series this year. Sam Hornish Jr. is competing for the series championship while Brad Keselowski and Parker Kligerman are sharing the driving duties in the second Penske Racing entry.
Dodge claimed its first NASCAR championship in 2010 when Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski captured the driver’s title.
Dodge has 41 wins in the series including seven in each of the last two seasons. The first Nationwide Series win came in 2002. In 2005, Dodge has 11 wins in the series. A Dodge has started from the pole 48 times

FROM THE CREW CHIEF
“Fontana has a lot of character: a lot of bumps, an older surface that we race on and man, a lot of high speed. You need horsepower, you need fuel mileage and you need track position. It’s fun to go race there because you can run one of 15 lines in each corner and somehow make it work. Drivers have some options, but you’ve got to start out with good equipment and good power.”
-- Chad Walter, Crew Chief, No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger

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DODGE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Dodge has started from the pole four times at Auto Club Speedway. The most recent came at the fall event in 2007 (Kurt Busch).
A.J. Allmendinger has made seven NSCS starts at Auto Club Speedway. He’s finished 14th twice.
Brad Keselowski will be making his fourth NSCS start at Auto Club. His best finish of 21st came in 2010

DODGE NEWS AND NOTES

Dodge driver Brad Keselowski earned his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of his career last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. He led 232 laps en route to his second consecutive win at the .533-mile track. He has led laps in the last three races. Keselowski led 89 laps last August when he posted his third win of the 2011 season and first at Bristol.
Dodge driver A.J. Allmendinger missed his second career pole last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway when Greg Biffle edged the Penske Racing driver by .001 seconds. It was the closest margin of time to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series this season.
Brad Keselowski finished 26th at Auto Club Speedway last year. The race had only four cautions for 10 laps. There were 18 lead changes among 10 drivers

THE DODGE BOYS

Dodge has 213 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins.
Dodge teams have posted 53 victories since the manufacturer’s return to NASCAR’s premier series in 2001 after being out of the sport since 1977.
Dodge has posted wins each season since its return in 2001 including seven wins twice (2002 and 2006)

DODGE HISTORICAL DATA

First Dodge NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Win: Lee Petty, 2/1/53, West Palm Beach, Fla., 100 miles, .5-mile track.
Last Dodge NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Win: Brad Keselowski, 03/18/2012, Food City 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, 93.037 mph avg. speed

DID YOU KNOW?

The Dodge Charger street car is the only rear-wheel-drive model in Sprint Cup Series competition that is available with a V-8 engine.
SRT Motorsports includes all of Chrysler Group’s NASCAR racing efforts for Dodge and RAM.
Dodge is an Official Passenger Car of NASCAR

QUICK FACTS

NASCAR team haulers will travel over 2,300 miles in approximately 35 hours en route from the Charlotte, N.C. area to Fontana, Calif., for this wekeend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
All four manufacturers have won Sprint Cup races this season: (Daytona – Ford, Phoenix – Toyota, Las Vegas – Chevy and Bristol – Dodge).
There have been four different style tracks, pole sitters and race winners in each of the first four NSCS races.
Penske Racing Dodges led 286 of 500 laps en route to winning the Food City 500 last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway (Keselowski -232 and Allmendinger -54)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Eleven of the 22 NSCS races at Auto Club Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
Only one of 22 NSCS races at ACS has been won from the pole – (J. Johnson, 2008).
Brad Keselowski has already led 236 laps this season. He led a total of 298 in 2011

DODGE QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“One win is good, two wins is really good. We need to keep winning races to lock ourselves in the Chase, but heck, I’d rather just go into the Chase in the top spot. If we run like we have the last few weeks, we’ve got as good a shot as anybody else.”
Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

FROM THE ENGINEER – RACING AT FONTANA
"Last year’s race at Auto Club Speedway only had four cautions and three were for debris. That means two things for the engineers trying to get ready for the 2012 trip to Fontana. First, with a real possibility of only a few cautions again, teams better have a setup that’s forgiving enough to make sure tires will last at least a full fuel run. Second, the race may truly be about fuel economy. With a very thin book of notes about the new fuel injection system and what to expect for fuel economy, calculators will be humming this week as teams prepare for what could be a very fast 400 miles."
Howard Comstock, SRT Motorsports Engineering

FROM THE CREW CHIEF – PAUL WOLFE
“The key to victory at Auto Club Speedway is having a car with great balance. The track is known for long green flag runs and the car tends to get looser the longer you run. It’s a delicate balance because you have to be loose to start a run. A tight racecar is no good either but the driver has to be able to hold on to it. That is a very fine line. In Brad we have a driver that can handle a loose racecar. In fact, he prefers the car to be loose rather than tight and his margin for error is pretty wide. he can use to run up front.”
Paul Wolfe, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T

DODGE QUOTES
“Fontana is a place that, my first year in Cup, I felt like I was pretty decent there. The biggest thing is it’s gotten a little bit rougher. The grip level is about the same, but the seams at Fontana seem really, really bad. That’s something over the last two years at that racetrack I’ve really struggled with, trying to figure out how to get across the seams or how to run in between ‘em.”
A.J. Allmendinger, No. 22 Southern California AAA Dodge Charger R/T

“We’ve run really well with the Nationwide car at Auto Club Speedway over the last couple of years. We don’t yet have a win to show for it, but it gives me boost of confidence because Fontana has been one of the tougher tracks for me over the years. I’m really looking forward to going back this weekend and having a solid race with the Cup car. The Cup car was a little up and down last year, but it was really fast at times. Everyone on the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge is excited about the car we are taking this weekend. There has been a lot of work put into it and I think it will race well.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T

“I think we’re coming into Fontana with some positive momentum going after last weekend’s race at Bristol. We were fast all weekend long. We qualified well (started second) and led for most of the first quarter of the race. AJ was able to pass Jeff Gordon and just drive away from the field. But again we had problems and could get only a 17th-place finish out of it.”
Todd Gordon, crew chief, No. 22 Auto Club Dodge Charger R/T

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SiriusXM and NASCAR to Broadcast Races Online and on SiriusXM App
For the first time, SiriusXM will simulcast the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel's programming - including all live NASCAR races - online and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, SiriusXM broadcasts every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series


NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 --

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and NASCAR announced today an agreement to simulcast the programming on the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel in its entirety – which includes live broadcasts of every national series race, plus daily NASCAR talk – online for SiriusXM subscribers nationwide.


Starting with this weekend's races in Fontana, CA (March 24-25), subscribers who have SiriusXM Internet Radio access can listen to live broadcasts of every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on the SiriusXM NASCAR radio channel through their computers at siriusxm.com and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphone and wireless devices.

SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, is available to Sirius subscribers, XM Premier (formerly known as "The Best of Sirius") and SiriusXM Premier subscribers.

SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is the only radio channel dedicated to NASCAR racing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The channel's daily talk programming will begin simulcasting online on Thursday, March 22. Throughout the season, NASCAR fans get a daily lineup of call-in talk shows that feature up-to-the-moment news, expert analysis and interviews with the biggest names in the sport, plus specials hosted by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"Extending our broadcasting agreement with SiriusXM was a big offseason move for the sport," said Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. "A dedicated NASCAR channel is important for our teams, tracks, drivers and sponsors and is crucial for fan engagement and audience growth. Being able to simulcast SiriusXM NASCAR Radio online to subscribers nationwide will allow us additional opportunities to take our product to new fans in new places."

"SiriusXM NASCAR Radio has become a part of many NASCAR fans' daily lives and with so many fans now connecting to their sport through handheld devices, we want to give them an easy way to access the sport they love online and in mobile settings," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "NASCAR is an excellent partner and its programming continues to be a key element in the SiriusXM lineup. We're very pleased to now deliver to our subscribers live coverage of every race broadcast, plus our unparalleled daily talk and analysis, through their computers and mobile devices in addition to their satellite radios."

SiriusXM and NASCAR recently agreed to a five-year extension of their satellite broadcasting agreement. SiriusXM will continue to broadcast every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live nationwide through 2016. Listeners also get daily NASCAR talk and expert analysis 365 days a year on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

For more info visit 24/7 NASCAR Talk & Every Race - NASCAR - Sports - SiriusXM NASCAR Radio - SiriusXM Satellite Radio - SiriusXM Radio or The Official Site of NASCAR News, Video, Drivers, Tracks, Schedules & Fantasy | NASCAR.COM. Follow us on Twitter at @SiriusXMNASCAR and @NASCAR.

About Sirius XM RadioSirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.

SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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Brad Keselowski Open Interview

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Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) IS DODGE STILL DOING DEVELOPMENT WORK WITH THE 2012 CAR OR WILL THE CAR REMAIN UNCHANGED? “There are great things about the relationship with Dodge, and I spoke to this a little bit last weekend at Bristol. Penske Racing holds the keys to the development within the Dodge platform for the 2012 car. I see no reason why we would quit developing it; I know for a fact that there are several projects that we’re working on and going to keep pushing on for the rest of the year. With the 2013 car coming out next year, everybody is going to have to switch to new car development about halfway through the year or at least, by the time the Chase starts. I see no disadvantage there at all. I’m rather confident about it.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE APPEALS DECISION ON THE 48 TEAM? IS IT CLEAR IN YOUR MIND HOW SOMEBODY CAN GET ALL THE PENALTIES TAKEN AWAY, BUT THE FINE REMAIN? “What I think about it is that it (the fine) doesn’t really interest me. Honestly, I don’t think about it. It really doesn’t interest me and I haven’t put any thought on it. It really doesn’t seem to affect me or my team. I’ve been putting all my thought into what I’m going to do to win races and be competitive, especially here at a track that I haven’t been in the past.

“As far as how the whole process works, I don’t really know and haven’t put a lot of effort into understanding it. I’m sure there are a lot of different opinions and I’m never short of an opinion. With this particular one, I just don’t find it interesting and don’t have an opinion on it. I didn’t join the sport to be a race car drive and argue court cases. I want to go fast, turn left and win races. Things of that nature haven’t really excited me.

“I just don’t think that it’s very interesting. I think the focus should be on what’s going on at the race track. Teammates cutting each other’s tires down, that to me is interesting. I don’t follow court cases in racing.”

HAVE YOU GOTTEN A CHANCE TO TALK TO BRUTON SMITH ABOUT YOUR OPINIONS ABOUR BRISTOL AND WHERE DO YOU WEIGH IN ON CHANGING THE TRACK? “I never got his cell number; that’s why he hasn’t heard from me. He doesn’t share his phone number (laughs). He should share his phone number; that way I can tell him what I really think. So no, I haven’t spoken to him.”

HAS YOUR OPINION CHANGED FROM LAST SUNDAY NIGHT? “I think the race track is as good or better as it has ever been. I think there are other ways to make the racing better. Everyone’s definition of what (to do) is a little different. But in my eyes, the track reconfiguration has helped the facility to what otherwise could have been a worse scenario.

“You look at a track, that I won’t name, that is of similar nature to the Northeast and it didn’t get reconfigured and it has seen the same issues with attendance drops. The whole reconfiguration story doesn’t go very far with me. Personally, I think it’s irresponsible, misinformed and at best, self-serving, for any driver or media member who goes out there and criticizes the track. I don’t think that’s right. I think there are drivers that struggle there as the track has been reconfigured and have ulterior motives to point the figure at the surface reconfiguration instead of their own teams’ performance. And I think there are media members that enjoy getting the extra attention and extra reads for talking about the track’s surface, but I don’t think that it’s an informed opinion when you look at it objectively.”

IS IT ENCOURAGING TO KNOW THAT IF NASCAR FOUND A PROBLEM WITH YOUR CAR THAT YOU THOUGHT WAS UNFAIR THAT THERE IS A REALISTIC SHOT OF IT BEING OVERTURNED? OR IS IT MORE LIKE THAT YOU FEEL THAT AN OPPONENT GOT AWAY WITH SOMETHING? “Huh, I haven’t thought about that. I haven’t had a problem of that nature so I don’t worry about it. If it were a situation where my team has been caught and fined numerous times, then I would think about it. I’ve got an owner by the name of Roger Penske who has a saying that ‘he’s not in favor of robbing the bank.’ He’s got a great reputation – not just in the motorsports industry, but within all aspects of his life for the way that he does business and the way he conducts it. He’s adamant about not pushing things to the point where you can get in trouble. So I think that you look at Penske Racing’s history, considering the length of time in the sport and I would say that they are in the bottom tier of upper-level teams in regards to fines or issues with car inspection. I think the emphasis that we put on things at Penske Racing is do it right the first time than it is questioning the process of what to do when you get caught.”

WHAT’S YOUR FEELING COMING FROM BRISTOL TO AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY? “It’s a big change. I think that if you look at the schedule and the first five races, we’ve covered every genre that we can. From restrictor-plate tracks to one-mile flat track in Phoenix to a mile-and-a-half, high-banked track in Vegas and Bristol, the very short, high-banked track and now a flat, two-mile track. We’ve covered all the genres that we can. It’s a real test of any team. For me, it’s great to have won last week, but that win doesn’t guarantee any performance here at Fontana. It’s going to come down to aerodynamics and platform control here at Fontana. It’s going to be a different race for sure.”

ARE YOU GOING TO ENJOY THE RACING HERE? “I never disliked it. I like coming to a wide track to race on. This place, you get a really big draft down the front straightaway when the pack gets together on a restart and that really causes some great racing when we get to Turn 1. I was in one of those great races, in a big wreck because of it. It’s still really cool to get that big run off of Turn 4 and feel that big effect of the draft here. It’s one of the most interesting things about Fontana.”

WHAT IS IT ABOUT FONTANA THAT MAKES YOU STRUGGLE ON? “Up until last year here, I’d say that I’ve never run well at the big, flat tracks at the Cup level. We had some success at Kansas, which I think is the most similar track to this, how it widens out. I feel like we’ve had some success at Michigan as well. I think that we’ve made the cars a lot better. I don’t feel like that I’ve had a good car here at the Cup level. I’ve had some good Nationwide cars here. Sometimes I feel like, as a driver, that you just need to go to a track, have one good car there and it can completely change your outlook because you get a feel for what you need to perform there. Then you’re able to replicate it when you come back; maybe your car isn’t right and you know what to do to it to make it right. This track is one that I’ve never gotten that feel. Whether the car wasn’t right to begin with or I wasn’t able to tune it in, who knows. It could be all of the above. I’ve never gotten that here. I feel that we can get there, especially how we’ve performed at the Nationwide level before. We have a lot of reason for optimism.”

IS IT A KNEE-JERK REACTION TO RECONFIGURE BRISTOL? “Yes, I do think that it would be a knee-jerk reaction. I don’t think that you can make racing better ever time by changing race tracks. I think they can do things to make them better. It’s going to come down to the teams, the drivers, the car setups and car design. I just think that what we’ve seen over the last 10 to 15 years (is that) aerodynamics has taken over the sport and has changed the racing. You’re not going to change that by making the tracks different. I think it’s probably a deeper reflection of what the fans are seeing that they dislike.”

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Order Driver (No.) Car Qualifying Speed
1 Denny Hamlin (11) Toyota 186.403
2 Kyle Busch (18) Toyota 185.534
3 Mark Martin (55) Toyota 185.534
4 Greg Biffle (16) Ford 185.510
5 Kasey Kahne (5) Chevrolet 185.510
6 Ryan Newman (39) Chevrolet 185.328
7 Kevin Harvick (29) Chevrolet 185.199
8 Joey Logano (20) Toyota 185.195
9 Tony Stewart (14) Chevrolet 185.185
10 Jimmie Johnson (48) Chevrolet 185.123
11 Clint Bowyer (15) Toyota 185.052
12 Carl Edwards (99) Ford 185.000
13 Martin Truex Jr. (56) Toyota 184.724
14 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) Chevrolet 184.530
15 Matt Kenseth (17) Ford 184.322
16 Jamie McMurray (1) Chevrolet 184.068
17 Brad Keselowski (2) Dodge 184.044
18 David Reutimann (10) Chevrolet 183.913
19 Jeff Burton (31) Chevrolet 183.744
20 David Stremme (30) Toyota 183.397
21 Jeff Gordon (24) Chevrolet 183.379
22 Regan Smith (78) Chevrolet 183.052
23 Kurt Busch (51) Chevrolet 182.681
24 Juan Pablo Montoya (42) Chevrolet 182.560
25 A J Allmendinger (22) Dodge 182.542
26 Bobby Labonte (47) Toyota 182.445
27 Paul Menard (27) Chevrolet 182.366
28 Aric Almirola (43) Ford 182.094
29 Marcos Ambrose (9) Ford 182.007
30 Josh Wise (26) Ford 181.087
31 Landon Cassill (83) Toyota 180.850
32 Michael McDowell (98) Ford 180.610
33 Casey Mears (13) Ford 180.542
34 Dave Blaney (36) Chevrolet 180.433
35 Scott Riggs (23) Toyota 180.356
36 J.J. Yeley (249) Toyota 180.297
37 Brendan Gaughan (33) Chevrolet 179.609
38 David Ragan (34) Ford 179.466
39 Mike Bliss (119) Ford 179.296
40 Travis Kvapil (93) Toyota 178.864
41 David Gilliland (38) Ford 178.602
42 Ken Schrader (32) Ford 178.333
43 Reed Sorenson (74) Dodge 179.131
44 Robby Gordon (7) DNQ 178.470
45 Joe Nemechek (87) DNQ 178.443
46 Timmy Hill (37) DNQ 177.936

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March 23, 2012 , FONTANA, Calif., - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 17TH
CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR QUALIFYING LAP? “Obviously, Fontana is a lot different than Bristol and even though we ran well last weekend, we have to prove it again here at Fontana. Our Miller Lite Dodge is pretty good, but we could still use some speed. This is a tricky place and you have to commit to the line that you’re going to run when you start your lap. There are three different lines that you can run on this track and you have to pick the one that best fits your car. We’ve got some work to do. We were strong in practice and just missed on our qualifying lap.”

A.J. Allmendinger (No. 22 Southern California AAA Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 25TH
HOW WAS YOUR QUALIFYING LAP? “Our AAA Charger was just a little too tight out there today. I probably tried to get back on the gas a little early and scrubbed off some speed on my qualifying lap.”

YOU PICKED UP A TENTH OF A SECOND FROM PRACTICE BUT IT JUST WASN’T ENOUGH? “Yeah, we picked up from practice, but not enough. We certainly didn’t pick up speed like the guys ahead of us did, that’s for sure. We’ll work to maximize our time in practice here tomorrow and see how it goes. I like our AAA Dodge Charger this weekend; we just need to pick up a bit more speed.”

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Order Driver (No.) Car Pts/Bonus Laps Laps Led Winnings Lap Progress
1 Joey Logano (18) Toyota 48/5 150 92 $70,770 Chart
2 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) Ford 43/1 150 1 $66,593 Chart
3 Brad Keselowski (22) Dodge 42/1 150 37 $40,750 Chart
4 Brian Scott (11) Toyota 40/0 150 0 $40,233 Chart
5 Austin Dillon (3) Chevrolet 39/0 150 0 $31,215 Chart
6 Brad Sweet (38) Chevrolet 38/0 150 0 $28,883 Chart
7 Kenny Wallace (09) Toyota 37/0 150 0 $26,633 Chart
8 Kyle Busch (54) Toyota 37/1 150 13 $18,840 Chart
9 Elliott Sadler (2) Chevrolet 36/1 150 2 $25,268 Chart
10 Brendan Gaughan (33) Chevrolet 34/0 150 0 $25,983 Chart
11 Michael Annett (43) Ford 33/0 150 0 $24,408 Chart
12 James Buescher (30) Chevrolet 32/0 150 0 $24,158 Chart
13 Sam Hornish Jr. (12) Dodge 31/0 150 0 $24,008 Chart
14 Trevor Bayne (60) Ford 31/1 150 3 $23,948 Chart
15 Jason Bowles (81) Toyota 29/0 150 0 $24,863 Chart
16 Tayler Malsam (19) Toyota 28/0 150 0 $23,578 Chart
17 Mike Bliss (44) Toyota 27/0 150 0 $16,900 Chart
18 Mike Wallace (01) Chevrolet 26/0 150 0 $23,233 Chart
19 Joe Nemechek (87) Toyota 25/0 149 0 $23,123 Chart
20 Jeremy Clements (51) Chevrolet 24/0 148 0 $23,688 Chart
21 Robert Richardson Jr. (23) Chevrolet 23/0 148 0 $16,435 Chart
22 Benny Gordon (124) Chevrolet 22/0 148 0 $16,275 Chart
23 Joey Gase (39) Ford 21/0 148 0 $22,658 Chart
24 Erik Darnell (40) Chevrolet 20/0 147 0 $16,025 Chart
25 Blake Koch (41) Chevrolet 19/0 147 0 $22,633 Chart
26 Eric McClure (14) Toyota 18/0 146 0 $22,448 Chart
27 T.J. Bell (50) Chevrolet 17/0 145 0 $22,113 Chart
28 Daryl Harr (4) Chevrolet 16/0 145 0 $21,993 Chart
29 Tim Schendel (52) Chevrolet 15/0 145 0 $15,375 Chart
30 Cole Whitt (88) Chevrolet 14/0 142 0 $22,033 Chart
31 David Green (70) 13/0 139 0 $21,623 Chart
32 Justin Allgaier (31) Chevrolet 13/1 112 2 $22,563 Chart
33 Kevin Lepage (28) Chevrolet 11/0 82 0 $21,403 Chart
34 Morgan Shepherd (89) Chevrolet 10/0 66 0 $14,825 Chart
35 Danica Patrick (7) Chevrolet 9/0 63 0 $21,183 Chart
36 Tim Andrews (108) Ford 8/0 22 0 $14,605 Chart
37 Scott Riggs (15) Chevrolet 7/0 9 0 $14,485 Chart
38 Chase Miller (46) Chevrolet 6/0 8 0 $14,375 Chart
39 Josh Wise (42) Chevrolet 5/0 6 0 $14,115 Chart
40 Mike Harmon (174) Chevrolet 4/0 5 0 $14,080 Chart
41 Scott Speed (47) Chevrolet 3/0 4 0 $14,020 Chart
42 John Jackson (172) Toyota 2/0 3 0 $13,940 Chart
43 Jeff Green (10) Toyota 1/0 2 0 $13,907 Chart

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Brad Keselowski (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T) Finished 3rd
“We started off really strong and drove off to the lead. Things were looking really good and we had a great day going. I had some pit stop trouble where I slid through the (pit) box a little bit and got pushed back a little bit. I drove back to the front and up until that last caution was running second.

“On the last restart, it was just good racing. Joey (Logano) and the guys just closed the deal out. I had a strong run all day, just needed a little more.

"A solid day for everyone on this Discount Tire team. We moved back up to the front there at the end, but just needed a little bit more to run with Joey. He was very, very strong just like the 6 car, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. I certainly want to get a win. We came up a little bit short today. There were some things that I could have done a little bit better to get a win, but it just didn't work out."

IT SEEMED LIKE THINGS GOT A LITTLE CRAZY ON THAT LAST RESTART; HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT? "Yeah, sure, that's always the way it's going to be when you've got cars in front without tires, cars behind with tires. That's just good, hard racing. I gave Joey a good push and helped him get the win a little bit earlier, or get to the lead a little bit earlier. I got in the 60 (Trevor Bayne) just a little bit there. I was there and he came down a little bit. It wasn't anything terrible. I hope he's all right with it. The Natiowide cars put on an awesome show here, the way they draft and get around here. This is one of the best races of the year for the Nationwide Series and I’m glad to be a part of it."

SAM HORNISH Jr. (No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger R/T) Finished 13th
"We almost pulled one off today in the Alliance Truck Parts Dodge. We got track position late and just couldn't take advantage of it on the restart. We opted for two tires versus four late coming down pit road. Sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't. We lost the balance of the car a bit after we made a slight air pressure adjustment and never really got the total balance back."

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Order Driver (No.) Car Pts/Bonus Laps Laps Led Winnings Lap Progress
1 Tony Stewart (14) Chevrolet 47/4 129 42 $323,450 Chart
2 Kyle Busch (18) Toyota 44/2 129 80 $259,698 Chart
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) Chevrolet 41/0 129 0 $170,165 Chart
4 Kevin Harvick (29) Chevrolet 40/0 129 0 $181,551 Chart
5 Carl Edwards (99) Ford 39/0 129 0 $161,056 Chart
6 Greg Biffle (16) Ford 38/0 129 0 $119,590 Chart
7 Ryan Newman (39) Chevrolet 37/0 129 0 $146,448 Chart
8 Martin Truex Jr. (56) Toyota 36/0 129 0 $131,504 Chart
9 Kurt Busch (51) Chevrolet 35/0 129 0 $138,898 Chart
10 Jimmie Johnson (48) Chevrolet 35/1 129 2 $142,201 Chart
11 Denny Hamlin (11) Toyota 34/1 129 2 $149,771 Chart
12 Mark Martin (55) Toyota 32/0 129 0 $96,355 Chart
13 Clint Bowyer (15) Toyota 31/0 129 0 $122,469 Chart
14 Kasey Kahne (5) Chevrolet 30/0 129 0 $102,105 Chart
15 A J Allmendinger (22) Dodge 29/0 129 0 $134,330 Chart
16 Matt Kenseth (17) Ford 28/0 129 0 $138,866 Chart
17 Juan Pablo Montoya (42) Chevrolet 27/0 128 0 $122,096 Chart
18 Brad Keselowski (2) Dodge 26/0 128 0 $125,250 Chart
19 Paul Menard (27) Chevrolet 25/0 128 0 $98,705 Chart
20 Regan Smith (78) Chevrolet 24/0 128 0 $114,163 Chart
21 Marcos Ambrose (9) Ford 23/0 128 0 $118,388 Chart
22 Jeff Burton (31) Chevrolet 22/0 128 0 $127,180 Chart
23 Casey Mears (13) Ford 21/0 128 0 $102,163 Chart
24 Joey Logano (20) Toyota 20/0 128 0 $95,280 Chart
25 Aric Almirola (43) Ford 19/0 128 0 $124,016 Chart
26 Jeff Gordon (24) Chevrolet 19/1 128 3 $130,566 Chart
27 David Reutimann (10) Chevrolet 17/0 127 0 $85,230 Chart
28 Bobby Labonte (47) Toyota 16/0 127 0 $104,188 Chart
29 Travis Kvapil (93) Toyota 15/0 127 0 $101,777 Chart
30 David Gilliland (38) Ford 14/0 127 0 $85,480 Chart
31 David Ragan (34) Ford 13/0 127 0 $83,280 Chart
32 Jamie McMurray (1) Chevrolet 12/0 126 0 $111,613 Chart
33 Dave Blaney (36) Chevrolet 11/0 126 0 $80,355 Chart
34 Ken Schrader (32) Ford 10/0 125 0 $88,155 Chart
35 J.J. Yeley (249) Chevrolet 9/0 125 0 $79,930 Chart
36 Landon Cassill (83) Toyota 8/0 124 0 $106,125 Chart
37 Josh Wise (26) Ford 7/0 51 0 $79,555 Chart
38 Michael McDowell (98) Ford 6/0 40 0 $79,307 Chart
39 David Stremme (30) Toyota 5/0 36 0 $75,855 Chart
40 Mike Bliss (119) Toyota 4/0 18 0 $75,675 Chart
41 Scott Riggs (23) Chevrolet 3/0 17 0 $75,505 Chart
42 Reed Sorenson (74) Chevrolet 2/0 6 0 $75,415 Chart
43 Brendan Gaughan (33) Chevrolet 1/0 1 0 $83,769 Chart

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