Edwards Wins Rain-Delayed Event in Fontana
Carl Edwards might adopt the old Mama's and Papa's song, “Monday, Monday... so good to me!” He won Monday's postponed NASCAR Sprint Cup race after two days of trying at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. Edwards took the lead for the final time with 14 laps to go and drove away from runner-up Jimmie Johnson and third-place finisher Jeff Gordon.
Cup Qualifying Rained Out, Lineup Set by NASCAR Rulebook
Who said that it never rains in Southern California? Rain has caused the cancellation of Sprint Cup qualifying, as well as Friday's practice session, at the newly renamed Auto Club Speedway forcing the starting lineup to be set in accordance to the NASCAR rulebook. As the defending series champion, Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole position, with Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon starting from the second spot. Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth will start from the second row, while Casey Mears will start fifth, thanks to Kyle Busch’s fifth-pace finish in the 2007 points while driving the No. 5 car.
NASCAR Newscast: Auto Club 500 Review
Watch the story of the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. See and hear Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson talk about their fight to the finish.