The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Southern California for a points race for the first time since 2020 with the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Since 1997, the Fontana, California, track had hosted at least one Cup race a year before the 2021 race was canceled and moved to the Daytona International Speedway road course because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fresh off his Daytona 500 victory, Austin Cindric will start on the pole in Sunday’s race after posting the fastest time in the brand new knockout qualifying introduced this season. Erik Jones, who notched the second-fastest time in the final round of qualifying, will start alongside on the front row.
Here is all the information you need to get ready for Sunday’s WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California:
What time does the Cup race at Fontana start?
The WISE Power 400 starts at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local) at Auto Club Speedway.
What TV channel is the Cup race at Fontana on?
Fox is broadcasting the WISE Power 400 and has a pre-race show beginning at 3 p.m. ET (Noon local).
Fox Sports 1 will also have an earlier pre-race show beginning at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. local).
Will there be a live stream of the Cup race at Fontana?
The WISE Power 400 can be live streamed on the FoxSports website (for those with a cable/satellite provider) and on the FoxSports app.
The race can also be streamed on FuboTV as well as other options .
How many laps is the Cup race at Fontana?
The WISE Power 400 is 200 laps around the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway track for a total of 400 miles. The race will feature three segments (laps per stage) — Stage 1: 65 laps, Stage 2: 65 laps, Stage 3: 70 laps.
Who won the race at Fontana last year?
There was no race at the track in 2021, but Alex Bowman dominated the most recent race at Auto Club Speedway on March 1, 2020 for his second career Cup Series win.
What is the lineup for the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway?
(Car number in parentheses):
1. (2) Austin Cindric, Menards/Quaker State Ford
2. (43) Erik Jones, FOCUSfactor Chevrolet
3. (18) Kyle Busch, Interstate Batteries Toyota
4. (11) Denny Hamlin, FedEx Ground Toyota
5. (16) Daniel Hemric, Poppy Bank Chevrolet
6. (12) Ryan Blaney, Wurth Ford
7. (22) Joey Logano, AAA Southern California Ford
8. (9) Chase Elliott, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
9. (6) Brad Keselowski, Violet Defense Ford
10. (24) William Byron Jr., Axalta Chevrolet
11. (8) Tyler Reddick, Lenovo Chevrolet
12. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota
13. (5) Kyle Larson, HendrickCars.com Chevrolet
14. (48) Alex Bowman, Ally Chevrolet
15. (99) Daniel Suarez, Freeway Insurance Chevrolet
16. (3) Austin Dillon, Dow Coatings Chevrolet
17. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ralphs/Honey Nut Cheerios Chevrolet
18. (42) Ty Dillon, Allegiant Chevrolet
19. (20) Christopher Bell, Rheem Toyota
20. (17) Chris Buescher, Fastenal Ford
21. (41) Cole Custer, Production Alliance Group Ford
22. (21) Harrison Burton, DEX Imaging Ford
23. (34) Michael McDowell, Stage Front Ford
24. (14) Chase Briscoe, Mahindra Tractors Ford
25. (7) Corey LaJoie, General Formulatioins/Mutoh Chevrolet
26. (38) Todd Gilliland, Frontline Enterprises Inc. Ford
27. (51) Cody Ware, Nurtec ODT Ford
28. (77) Josh Bilicki, Pacific Coast Termite Chevrolet
29. (15) Garrett Smithley, Jacob Companies Ford
30. (78) BJ McLeod, Pala Casino Ford
31. (10) Aric Almirola, Rush/Mobil Delvac 1 Ford
32. (4) Kevin Harvick, Subway Ford
33. (1) Ross Chastain, Casa Del Sol Tequila Chevrolet
34. (23) Bubba Wallace, Wheaties Toyota
35. (31) Justin Haley, LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet
36. (45) Kurt Busch, Monster Energy Toyota
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