The Monster Cup Series AAA Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway started with Tim Matthews capturing the pole and Mike Schrader recording the fastest lap of the race. Bobby McCormick gained 9 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Tim Matthews led the most laps with 71, dominating the race, going on to capture the win. This week the drivers displayed good communication, which resulted in 1 caution with 8 lead changes and there were no disqualification with 2 disconnects in a 15 car field ending with Tim Matthews capturing his 1st win of the season with Steven Thomson #67 Ride TV Camry finishing 2nd, David Gallion 3rd and Kenney Kulikowski capturing 4th.
This week the Cup Series moves to the Alabama 500 race at Talladega SuperSpeedway with the current points leader Steven Thomson #67 Ride TV Camry looking to find ways to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?
We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.
In the Cup Series point championship, Kenney Kulikowski in 2nd, David Gallion 3rd and John Hastings 4th and Dode Hoskins in 5th place.
The Talladega race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.