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AUTO CLUB 400 :: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Sunday, March 22, 2015 on FOX

 
Auto Club 400 and Drive4Clots.com 300 Race Coverage on AmericaJR.com

PHOTOS: Daytona 500 Watch Party @ Dave and Buster's in Ontario, California

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE inside the Dave and Buster's at Ontario Mills Mall for their Daytona 500 watch party. "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity!" Race fans know what that means. It means the 2015 NASCAR season is warming up. Fans had the chance to watch the big race on the giant screens, take a photo with the NASCAR stock car, win prizes and giveaways and support the NASCAR foundation. Itwas the perfect setting to get with fellow race fans and NASCAR newbies to talk shop before the heroes of NASCAR take on the epic challenge of Auto Club Speedway at Auto Club 400 Weekend, March 20-22.

Surpise Guest, Surprise Twist added to AJ Allmendinger's Visit to Auto Club Speedway

In advance of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, Allmendinger will take a different driving approach by playing golf in the tri-oval of the track. Allmendinger will trade in his driving gloves for a golf glove as he competes against Dave Allen, President of the Speedway and other dignitaries in the closest to the pin contest. California native in town to help promote Auto Club Speedway’s Auto Club 400; Event open to all Auto Club 400 ticket holders and lunch is on AJ!

Yancey Fancy named "Official Cheese" of Auto Club Speedway

Yancey Fancy has renewed their partnership as the “Official Cheese” of the Auto Club Speedway for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Weekend, March 20-22, 2015. Race fans can sample the award-winning gourmet cheese throughout the three-day event at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. Yancey Fancy specializes in flavored and spicy handcrafted cheeses such as the new Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger, Chipotle Cheddar, Savory Garlic Buffalo Wing and Champagne Cheddar.

El Dasa kicks off Auto Club 400 with Live Concert

Fans will be lining up early for front row spots to see Latin Grammy nominated musical artist, El Dasa, sing his Billboard chart-topping hits including “Mentirosa,” “Por Ser Bonita,” “Alegre y Enamorado,” “Mi Amiga, Mi Amante, Mi Amor” and “Casi Perfecto.” Performing on the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone Main Stage on Sunday, March 22, at 8:45 a.m., El Dasa will get the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race started off right! “We’re excited about having El Dasa join us for the Auto Club 400,” said Auto Club Speedway President David Allen. “The energy he brings to his shows is perfect for our big race day. Our fans are going to enjoy an amazing concert.”

WATCH: Exclusive interview with NASCAR Driver A.J. Allmendinger

  AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for a special visit by NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger. He was there to promote the upcoming Auto Club 400 race weekend, scheduled for March 20-22, 2015. Allmendinger along with former PGA Golfer Dave Stockton and new track president Dave Allen teed off from the grandstands and attempted to hit a tire on the infield lawn. It's something that was never done before at the southern California race track just outside of Los Angeles. Allmendinger finished eighth at last year's Auto Club 400 in 2014.

NASCAR's AJ Allmendinger tees off at Auto Club Speedway By Jason Rzucidlo

NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger made a special appearance at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., to pick up a driver and play some golf. Yes, golf. He participated in the closest-to-pin contest along with former PGA and Champions Tour Player Dave Stockton and new Auto Club Speedway President Dave Allen. The goal was to hit the ball from the center grandstand to a pin located on the track's infield grass. Allmendinger, who's golfed several times before, beat the other two and ended up winning the contest. His golf ball was only 10 inches away from the pin. It was a unique way to get fans excited about the upcoming Auto Club 400 weekend, March 22-24.

Two-Time Emmy Award Winner Eric Stonestreet to lead field at Auto Club 400

Auto Club Speedway announced today that two-time Emmy Award winner Eric Stonestreet will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2014 Toyota Camry Pace Car as he leads the field of 43 stock cars before the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET, televised on FOX. As an Honorary Race Official, Stonestreet will be involved with pre-race ceremony activities including driver introductions and special NASCAR awards. He will be joined by Miss Sprint Cup, Latin Grammy nominated musical artist, El Dasa, and other dignitaries.

Infield Guests to Experience "Neon Nite" Totally Rad Throwback Experience

Dude, infield guests at this year’s Auto Club 400 should expect a rad throwback experience when the infield goes totally 80s for Neon Nite on Saturday, March 21. We’re talkin’ neon spandex, shoulder pads, muscle tees, parachute pants, mullets, leg warmers and high hair. Beginning at 7:15pm, and back by popular demand, hundreds of infield guests will decorate their bicycles with glow sticks and neon lights as part of the 2nd Annual Pedal Party presented by Bubba Burger and supporting sponsors Vons and Coca-Cola.

PHOTOS: 2015 DRIVE4CLOTS.com 300 Pre-Race Ceremony, Race and Victory Lane

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the NASCAR Xfinity series DRIVE4CLOTS.com 300 race on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Look for photos of the pre-race ceremonies, driver introductions, the race itself, cars in the pit lane, cars in the garage, victory lane celebrations and the press conference thereafter. Kevin Harvick ended up winning the race after leading 100 of the 150 laps. Brendan Gaughan finished second with Erik Jones in third.

Kevin Harvick extends win streak with Drive4Clots.com 300 in Fontana By Jason Rzucidlo

California native Kevin Harvick took home the checkered flag in the Drive4Clots.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday afternoon. He also received the 3M Lap Leader award for leading 100 laps of the 150-lap race. Harvick won $75,407, but was ineligible for points because he competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “I’m excited to win here, the only thing we won here was one Cup race,” said Harvick, who was born in Bakersfield, Calif. “I came really close to winning in the Xfinity series in the past. I grew up an hour twenty, hour thirty, depending on how fast you want to drive from here to there."

WATCH: Post-Race Press Conference with DRIVE4Clots.com 300 Winner Kevin Harvick

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive4Clots.com 300 race. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag for the second time this season in the series. Watch for his remarks during the post-race press conference. “I’m excited to win here, the only thing we won here was one Cup race,” said Harvick. “I came really close to winning in the Xfinity series in the past. I grew up an hour twenty, hour thirty, depending on how fast you want to drive from here to there."

WATCH: Post-Race Press Conference with Team Owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive4Clots.com 300 race. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag for the second time this season in the series. Watch for team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s comments from the post-race press conference. “Kevin’s automatic pretty much every time he gets in the car,” said team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “He does a great job and we’re real happy. Obviously, he’s an amazing race car driver. He’s way better than anybody ever thought. He puts as much effort outside the car as he does inside the car. Just to the simplest details he’s real plugged in. We’re glad to be able to work with Kevin.”

 

 

 

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