Kyle Busch wins at Fontana, Results for the Auto Club 400


Kyle Busch won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway edging out Kyle Larson following a green-white checked..

The driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry crossed the start finish line ahead of Larson and Kurt Busch to claim the win in the Auto Club 400. Busch led five of 206 laps around the 2-mile low banked d-shaped oval.

Matt Kenseth began the race on the pole but quickly Brad Keselowski jumped out to the front of the field. Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart both would experience early tire problems while Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer were victims of a NASCAR error that showed pit road was closed, when it should have been opened. Gordon and Bowyer would fall to the back of the field after they pitted after everyone, while Keselowski fell there when he opted to stay out.

Jimmie Johnson seized the advantage with all of this happening but it was not long before Gordon got back to the front of the field. It was short lived as Kenseth and then Johnson took the lead as a series of tire problems struck the field. Johnson led the race until losing a left front tire with seven laps to go giving way to Gordon.

With three laps to go Clint Bowyer spun out while losing a tire setting up a green-white checkered. That set up a green-white checkered that saw Busch jump from fifth to first in two laps holding off rookie Kyle Larson.

Busch joins Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards as drivers who have won a race this year.

Results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Fontana

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Tony Stewart
  6. Jamie McMurray
  7. Brian Vickers
  8. AJ Allmendinger
  9. Paul Menard
  10. Carl Edwards
  11. Austin Dillon
  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  13. Jeff Gordon
  14. Danica Patrick
  15. Casey Mears
  16. Clint Bowyer
  17. Sam Hornish
  18. Cole Whitt
  19. Michael Annett
  20. Ryan Newman
  21. Reed Sorenson
  22. Alex Bowman
  23. Martin Truex Jr.
  24. Jimmie Johnson
  25. Landon Cassill
  26. Brad Keselowski
  27. David Ragan
  28. Justin Allgaier
  29. David Reutimann
  30. Marcos Ambrose
  31. Ryan Truex
  32. Joe Nemechek
  33. Travis Kvapil
  34. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  35. Brian Scott
  36. Kevin Harvick
  37. Josh Wise
  38. David Gilliland
  39. Joey Logano
  40. Greg Biffle
  41. Kasey Kahne
  42. Parker Kligerman
  43. Aric Almirola