27 March 2011

Kevin Harvick wins the Auto Club 400

Kevin Harvick only led one lap of the Auto Club 400 today at Auto Club Speedway but it was the most important one as it gave him the victory. Kyle Busch dominated the race and led over half of the laps (151) but it looked like Jimmie Johnson would get the victory when he took the lead but it was Harvick who roared across the finish line first for his first victory of the season. This is the Bakersfield native's first victory at Fontana in the Sprint Cup Series.
Continue reading for more post-race coverage.
<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=54f2a381-8786-4433-88ac-7426724c1c1a" target="_new" title="">NASCAR on FOX: Harvick steals win</a>
Race Results

FINSTCARDRIVERMAKESPONSORPTS/BNSLAPSSTATUS
12429Kevin HarvickChevroletJimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches47/1200Running
21648Jimmie JohnsonChevroletLowe's43/1200Running
3818Kyle BuschToyotaInterstate Batteries43/2200Running
41117Matt KensethFordCrown Royal40/0200Running
5939Ryan NewmanChevroletU.S. Army40/1200Running
61899Carl EdwardsFordAflac38/0200Running
71733Clint BowyerChevroletReagan Presidential Foundation's Centennial Celebration / Childress Inst. for Pediatric Trauma38/1200Running
81983Brian VickersToyotaRed Bull36/0200Running
9224Kasey KahneToyotaRed Bull35/0200Running
10142Juan MontoyaChevroletTarget35/1200Running
113216Greg BiffleFord3M33/0200Running
123088Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevroletAmp Energy / National Guard32/0200Running
13514Tony StewartChevroletOffice Depot / Mobil 132/1200Running
142043A.J. AllmendingerFordBest Buy30/0200Running
15731Jeff BurtonChevroletCaterpillar29/0200Running
161527Paul MenardChevroletSerta / Menards28/0200Running
172322Kurt BuschDodgeAuto Club27/0200Running
182924Jeff GordonChevroletDrive to End Hunger26/0200Running
191400David ReutimannToyotaAaron's / HP Partner of the Year25/0200Running
20105Mark MartinChevroletGoDaddy.com24/0200Running
212656Martin Truex Jr.ToyotaNAPA Auto Parts24/1200Running
2266David RaganFordUPS "We Love Logistics"22/0200Running
23121Jamie McMurrayChevroletBass Pro Shops / Tracker21/0200Running
242809Landon CassillChevroletThank A Teacher Today / Security Benefit0200Running
25320Joey LoganoToyotaThe Home Depot19/0200Running
26212Brad KeselowskiDodgeMiller Lite18/0199Running
27478Regan SmithChevroletFurniture Row Companies17/0199Running
28139Marcos AmbroseFordDewalt16/0198Running
292513Casey MearsToyotaGEICO15/0198Running
302721Trevor BayneFordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center0198Running
313734David GillilandFordTaco Bell13/0198Running
323871Andy Lally *ChevroletSuper Eco-Fuel Saver12/0198Running
333932Ken SchraderFordVA Mortgage Center11/0197Running
34357Robby GordonDodgeSpeed Energy / Food 4 Less10/0197Running
353638Travis KvapilFordLong John Silver's0196Running
364237Tony RainesFordRace Fuel Energy Drink8/0190Running
373136Dave BlaneyChevroletAccell Construction7/0188Engine
383447Bobby LabonteToyotaLittle Debbie6/0182Accident
39211Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx Office6/1105Engine
404160Todd BodineToyotaBig Red050Transmission
414346J.J. YeleyChevroletRed Line Oil4/147Electrical
424087Joe NemechekToyotaNEMCO Motorsports039Transmission
433366Michael McDowellToyotaHP Racing LLC1/032Electrical

* Denotes Rookie
Unofficial Standings

RANK+/-DRIVERPOINTSBEHINDSTARTSPOLESWINSTOP 5TOP 10
1+1Carl Edwards187Leader52134
2+2Ryan Newman178-950034
3-2Kurt Busch177-1050014
4+2Kyle Busch176-1150134
5+2Jimmie Johnson173-1450033
6-3Tony Stewart170-1750012
7-2Paul Menard164-2350012
8--Juan Montoya161-2651013
9+6Kevin Harvick157-3050123
10+3Matt Kenseth157-3051022
11+1Kasey Kahne157-3050003
12-3Dale Earnhardt Jr.156-3151002
CHASE FOR THE Sprint CUP - CURRENT CONTENDERS
13-3Martin Truex Jr.147-4050001
14-3Mark Martin147-4050001
15+1A.J. Allmendinger137-5050001
16+3Jeff Gordon130-5750111
17+7Clint Bowyer122-6550001
18--Marcos Ambrose121-6650011
19-5Bobby Labonte121-6650011
20+3Greg Biffle119-6850001
21-4Denny Hamlin112-7550001
22-2David Ragan111-7650000
23-2Brad Keselowski107-8050000
24+7Brian Vickers105-8250002
25+4Jeff Burton103-8450000
26-4David Gilliland101-8650011
27+1David Reutimann100-8750000
28-2Jamie McMurray97-9050000
29+1Joey Logano93-9450000
30-3Regan Smith92-9550001
31-6Bill Elliott82-10540000
32--Robby Gordon69-11850000
33--Casey Mears67-12040000
34+1Andy Lally*61-12650000
35-1Dave Blaney58-12950000
36--Tony Raines52-13540000
37--Terry Labonte30-15710000
38--J.J. Yeley20-16750000
39+12Ken Schrader11-17610000
40-1Michael McDowell9-17840000
41-1Dennis Setzer6-18110000
42-1Michael Waltrip4-18310000
43-1Brian Keselowski*3-18410000
Results and standings courtesy of NASCAR.com

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