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NASCAR XFINITY Series – California 300
March 25, 2017 – Auto Club Speedway-Fontana, CA
This Week’s RUUD Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway
Ty Dillon has three NASCAR XFINITY Series races under his belt at Auto Club Speedway. He scored his only top-10 finish at the 2-mile track in 2014 when he took the checkers in eighth place. Dillon will also be making his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the track this weekend.
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Fans will have an opportunity to meet Dillon when he visits Auto Club Speedway’s infield Vons store with Twisted Tea to sign autographs on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. PT.
Auto Club Speedway and Michigan are the only 2-mile tracks on the schedule, but they seem to race so differently. Why is that?
“I think Auto Club Speedway is worn out and really rough, but it’s five lanes wide. Michigan has been repaved, so it is still kind of a narrow-groove racetrack, but it’s starting to widen out a little bit more. The fact that you have to slow down so much in the corners at Auto Club because of the lack of grip is what makes them so different. They’re similar in that they’re both tracks you have to figure out and can have a lot of fun racing at.”
Are you a “wall hugger” or are you a “bottom feeder” when it comes to the multiple racing grooves?
“I am whatever is fastest. I grew up dirt racing, so we are used to chasing that grip, which definitely carries over into NASCAR. I’ve raced at Auto Club Speedway three times before in the XFINITY Series, and I’ve had decent runs but not great ones. Being able to find the fastest lane there is key. I’m looking forward to getting our No. 3 RUUD Chevrolet out there and finding speed. It should be a great weekend for our team.”
NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Auto Club Speedway
- Starts: 3
- Wins: 0
- Poles: 0
- Top 5 : 0
- Top 10: 1
- Average Start: 10.3
- Average Finish: 13.0