Two in a Row Tony
Déjà vu. For the second straight Nationwide Series race, Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch drove their Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to a 1-2 finish. Unlike the Feb. 16 Camping World 300 at Daytona, where Stewart edged Busch by .259 seconds, the twice rain-delayed Stater Bros. 300 Monday at Auto Club Speedway was a landslide in Stewart’s favor.
Burton to Start from Top Spot in Nationwide Event
With a little assistance from Mother Nature, Jeff Burton will lead the field to the green flag for the Stater Bros. 300 at the newly named Auto Club Speedway. Rain and a wet race track wiped out all of Friday’s planned activities at the Fontana track, sending NASCAR to the rule book to fill out the starting lineup. As the defending owner’s champion, Richard Childress’ driver gets the nod for the pole, while Tony Stewart will start second. Defending driver’s champion Carl Edwards will roll off third, followed by Clint Bowyer and David Reutimann.