NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway: Weekend Schedule, Start Time and Viewing info for Fontana

Both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series will continue their tour out west this weekend with races at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Headlining the weekend will be whether or not Kyle Busch will score his 200th win across the top three series of NASCAR. Busch swept both races a week ago at ISM Raceway and finds himself currently with 199 wins.

Auto Club Speedway is a 2-mile oval which has showed a favoritism for pole sitters in the last two years with Kyle Larson and Martin Truex winning MENCS events from the pole the last two years. Rey Mysterio of WWE will serve as the pace car driver for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 while Sum 41 will perform a pre-race concert.

Auto Club Speedway Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 15

Monster Energy Cup Series Practice: 1:00 p.m.-1:55 p.m. (MRN/
Xfinity Series Practice: 2:05 p.m.-2:55 p.m. (
Xfinity Series Final Practice: 4:35 p.m.-5:25 p.m. (FS1)
Monster Energy Cup Series Qualifying: 5:30 p.m. (MRN/FS1)

Saturday, March 16

Monster Energy Cup Series Second Practice: 12:00 p.m.-12:55 p.m. (MRN/FS1)
Xfinity Series Qualifying: 1:10 p.m. (FS1)
Monster Energy Cup Series Final Practice: 3:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m. (MRN/FS1)

Radio Pre-Race: 4:30 p.m. (MRN)
TV Pre-Race: 4:30 p.m. (FS1)
Xfinity Series Production Alliance Group 300: 5:00 p.m. (MRN/FS1)

Sunday, March 17

Monster Energy Cup Series Auto Club 400: 3:30 p.m. (MRN/FOX)

Previous Winners

MENCS: Martin Truex Jr.
Xfinity: Joey Logano


Temps will be in the high 60’s when track activity begins on Friday. By Saturday temps reach 73 and continue to climb to almost 80 with some cloud cover during the MENCS race on Sunday.


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