NASCAR Track Facts: Auto Club Speedway

Auto Club 500

Here is a quick run down of trivial facts and statistics for this weekend’s Auto Club 500 at California Speedway in Fontana, California.

  • Races: 15
  • Pole Winners: 11
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch (02/27/2005 – 19 years, 9 months, 25 days)
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner (04/30/2000 – 42 years, 10 months, 2 days)
  • Race Winners: 11
  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch (09/04/2005 – 20 years, 4 months, 2 days)
  • Oldest Winner: Rusty Wallace (04/29/2001 – 44 years, 8 months, 15 days)
  • Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 0
Category Last Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Cars: 43 43 – 16 Times (08/31/2008) 42 (06/22/1997)
Lead Changes: 31 30 – 2 Times (09/02/2007) 18 – 2 Times (02/26/2006)
Leaders: 16 16 – 4 Times (09/02/2007) 8 – 4 Times (04/28/2002)
Cautions: 11 11 – 3 Times (09/02/2007) 4 (06/22/1997)
Caution Laps: 43 51 (09/05/2004) 22 – 2 Times (04/30/2000)
Lead Lap Finish: 17 28 – 2 Times (09/04/2005) 9 – 2 Times (05/02/1999)
Running at Finish: 36 42 (09/03/2006) 32 – 2 Times (02/27/2005)
Laps Led (Winner): 84 165 (05/03/1998) 26 (04/30/2000)
Margin of Victory*: 1.868 12.871 0.231

* Since 1993 (advent of digital timing and scoring); does not include races completed under caution. Data provided by NASCAR PR Media.

Driver’s Who Made Their First NASCAR Start at California Speedway

  • Greg Biffle 04/28/2002
  • J.J. Yeley 09/05/2004

Driver’s Who Got Their First NASCAR Pole at California Speedway

  • Kyle Busch 02/27/2005
  • Carl Edwards 09/04/2005
  • Joe Nemechek 06/22/1997

Driver’s Who Got Their First NASCAR Win at California Speedway

  • Kyle Busch 09/04/2005
  • Jimmie Johnson 04/28/2002