NASCAR at Fontana: 2018 Auto Club Speedway Weekend Schedule, Race Start time and tv info

The final leg of NASCAR Goes West concludes this weekend at Auto Club Speedway for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series.

Track activity begins on Friday with practice sessions and Cup Series qualifying. On Sunday tehre is Xfinity Series qualifying sandwiched in between two Cup practice sessions before the day ends with the Xfinity Series event. Then on Sunday the Cup Series concludes the weekend with the annual running of the Auto Club 400.

The Camping World Truck Series is not in action this weekend.

Auto Club Speedway first opened in 1997 and can seat up to 122,000 race fans. The four turn D-shaped oval measures a total of 2 miles around with 14 degree banking in the turns, 11 degress on the front stretch and 3 degress on the backstretch.

NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway Weekend Schedule




Friday, March 16
2:35-3:25 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1
3:35-4:25 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, FS1
5:35-6:25 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
7:15 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, FS1 Christopher Bell on pole, qualifying results

Saturday, March 17
12:35-1:25pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series second practice, FS1
1:35 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1 Christopher Bell on pole, qualifying results
3:30-4:20 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
5 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club (150 laps, 300 miles), FS1 Green Flag: 5:18 pm 

Sunday, March 18
3:30 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 (200 laps, 400 miles), FOX  Green Flag: 3:46 pm 

All times are Eastern

Previous Winners

Kyle Larson won both the Xfinity and Cup Series events at Fontana last year.

Weather

NASCAR fans will have to watch out for a chance of rain on Saturday. Aside from that temperatures should approach 60 with some clouds in the sky.