Last Sunday, on March 23rd, the NASCAR 2014 California Speedway race was held in Fontana, California, at the Auto Club 400 Speedway track. Although there were a lot of problems, especially with the tires, the race is over and the winner is Kyle Busch, driver of the Toyota Camry.
This was his first victory in this season, after many poor results. While this is also a victory for Toyota, this time Chevrolet scored the most points. Second place went to Kyle Larson, driver of the Chevrolet SS (this is hist best result in his career), and the third place was won by the Busch’s brother, Kurt, also driver of the Chevrolet SS.
NASCAR 2014 California Speedway Scandal
As I mentioned above, the race has gone through a lot of problems. Most issues were with the tires, which go down after several laps. What’s worse, these problems did not occur only during the race, but on Saturday during qualifying. Six teams reported issues with the tires and their dissatisfaction.
Matt Kenseth had remarkable results and qualified in the first position, but his lead was short lived. At the NASCAR 2014 California Speedway race, Jimmie Johnson, the current champion and fan favorite, proved to be the champion for a reason. He led 104 of 200 laps. Brad Keselowski led 38 laps, while Jeff Gordon led 23 laps.
Everything was okay until the very end of the race. The tires went down on a large number of vehicles. Brad Keselowski was first to gave up because his tire went down and he finished 26th. Next, the champ, Jimmie Johnson, had the same problem while he was the first, six laps until the end of the race, so he also had to gave up and ended up 24th. Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart also had some issues with the tires, and some of them had to finish the race earlier.
While these drivers had their problems, Kyle Busch managed to reach the first position and to keep it. He is the winner of the NASCAR 2014 California Speedway race in Fontana.
Next NASCAR race will be held in Martinsville.
NASCAR Fontana 2014 Final Standings
|1st||Kyle Busch||Toyota Camry||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2nd||Kyle Larson||Chevrolet SS||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|3rd||Kurt Busch||Chevrolet SS||Stewart Haas Racing|
|4th||Matt Kenseth||Toyota Camry||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5th||Tony Stewart||Chevrolet SS||Stewart Haas Racing|
|6th||Jamie McMurray||Chevrolet SS||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|7th||Brian Vickers||Toyota Camry||Michael Waltrip Racing|
|8th||AJ Allmendinger||Chevrolet SS||JTG Daughtery Racing|
|9th||Paul Menard||Chevrolet SS||Richard Childress Racing|
|10th||Carl Edwards||Ford Fusion||Roush Fenway Racing|
General Driver Position (Top 10):
|1st||Carl Edwards||Ford Fusion||Roush Fenway Racing|
|2nd||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Chevrolet SS||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3rd||Jeff Gordon||Chevrolet SS||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4th||Brad Keselowski||Ford Fusion||Team Penske|
|5th||Matt Kenseth||Toyota Camry||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|6th||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet SS||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7th||Kyle Busch||Toyota Camry||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8th||Ryan Newman||Chevrolet SS||Richard Childress Racing|
|9th||Austin Dillon||Chevrolet SS||Richard Childress Racing|
|10th||Joey Logano||Ford Fusion||Team Penske|
Full 2014 Auto Club 400 Results can be found here.
In the end, watch the video below to see how Kyle Busch celebrated his victory.