NASCAR & Auto Racing

Race Day at California

Race Information

Sharp Aquos 500

WHERE: California Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday

WEATHER: Oppressive heat, about 100 at the green flag, falling into the upper 80s

TV: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

RADIO: Motor Racing Network

RACE DISTANCE: 500 miles (250 laps)

TRACK LENGTH: 2 miles

Practice Update

Edwards continues strong showing

Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards topped the speed charts in Saturday's first blistering hot Nextel Cup session, with Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Jeff Gordon following. Edwards then was fastest in the final session, with David Gilliland second and Hamlin third, followed by Kevin Harvick and David Stremme.

Observer's Picks

DAVID POOLE

KURT BUSCH: No reason to believe his momentum from Pocono and Michigan will slow down here.

JIM UTTER

JIMMIE JOHNSON: A little home cooking helps Johnson snap a Hendrick Motorsports dry spell.

News and Notes

Sunday's Lineup



Pos. No. Driver Car Speed
1. 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 182.399
2. 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 182.394
3. 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 182.020
4. 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 181.415
5. 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 181.342
6. 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 181.333
7. 8 D. Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 181.132
8. 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 180.818
9. 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 180.805
10. 16 Greg Biffle Ford 180.605
11. 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 180.596
12. 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 180.542
13. 25 Casey Mears Chevy 180.542
14. 38 David Gilliland Ford 180.533
15. 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 180.338
16. 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 180.185
17. 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 180.144
18. 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 180.086
19. 99 Carl Edwards Ford 179.937
20. 15 Paul Menard Chevy 179.856
21. 40 David Stremme Dodge 179.721
Pos. No. Driver Car Speed
22. 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 179.502
23. 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 179.497
24. 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 179.417
25. 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 179.332
26. 21 Bill Elliott Ford 179.305
27. 36 J. Mayfield Toyota 179.207
28. 00 D. Reutimann Toyota 179.203
29. 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 179.024
30. 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 178.904
31. 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 178.824
32. 66 Jeff Green Chevy 178.594
33. 6 David Ragan Ford 178.576
34. 96 Tony Raines Chevy 178.545
35. 7 Robby Gordon Ford 178.372
36. 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 178.297
37. 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 178.258
38. 26 J. McMurray Ford 178.024
39. 45 Kyle Petty Dodge OwnPts
40. 01 Aric Almirola Chevy OwnPts
41. 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy OwnPts
42. 42 J.P. Montoya Dodge OwnPts
43. 49 John Andretti Dodge 178.722


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