Outside the Oval: What to Watch for in Sunday’s Race
We have been treated to some outstanding racing so far this year. Four different winners over four races and two finishes with .01 second margins of victory.
Now we head to the two mile track East of Los Angeles for Sunday's Auto Club 400. It's the "D" shaped oval at Fontana, California.
If you were to look down at the track, it has the configuration of the letter D laying on it's side. The back straight away is the straight line and the rounded side of the D is the front stretch.
There's one driver that has been more successful at this track than anyone. That is Jimmie Johnson. He has won a record five times at this speedway.
If Johnson were to win Sunday, he would surpass Dale Earnhardt on the all time win list in NASCAR. Johnson tied "The Intimidator" at 76 wins with his victory at Atlanta earlier this year.
It sure would be fitting for Johnson to get past the legend in his home state of California. He will be sporting a "Superman" paint scheme.
And even more interesting is that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be in "Batman" colors on Sunday. They are promoting the upcoming film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Kevin Harvick is going to be a driver to watch. He not only is coming off a win at Phoenix, but he has led the most laps this year.
Brad Keselowski is the most recent winner at Fontana and his team Penske has multiple wins at this place. But I'm going with Kyle Busch on Sunday. He's been hot, he's won twice at this track and he's hungry for a win this year.