Last race in Oct, 2010
Auto Club Speedway
Distance: 400 miles (643.7 km)
The Pepsi 500 at California Speedway is now the Pepsi 400 at the Auto Club Speedway, and the NASCAR betting action has never been more intense! The Chase for the Sprint Cup is well under way, and drivers are doing all they can to be crowned champion.
The Pepsi 400 is quickly becoming one of the hottest races on the Sprint Cup schedule especially since it’s the fourth race in the Chase. It’s not just the Fontana sun that is blazing these drivers are hyped up and honed in on winning valuable points. With a two mile track, these drivers push speeds of over 160 mph.
Held in Fontana, CA this event is one of the new breeds of NASCAR odds event that have migrated out of the traditional stomping grounds of the south and ventured out West to the burgeoning NASCAR betting odds market of California and other racing rich states. The Auto Club Speedway plays host to this race and earlier on in the year another big NASCAR odds event with the Auto Club 400. This is a very fast, state of the art super speedway that is perfect for wide open driving and pretty clean racing, at least by NASCAR odds standards.
The Auto Club Speedway is the premier destination for NASCAR and other top-tier motorsports events coming to Southern California. The track has four main options for different races, a standard D-oval mainly for NASCAR and Indy Car events, an interior small track, a motorcycle course and a sports car course.
2010 Pepsi 400 Winner
Tony Stewart wins 2010 Pepsi Max 400, who qualified twenty-second, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2010 Pepsi Max 400 held on October 10, 2010 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, United States. This became his second win of the season. Jimmie Johnson managed the third position in the closing laps of the race, after starting eighth on the grid. Pole position winner Jamie McMurray had a couple problems earlier in the race, which prompted him to a seventeenth place finish.
2009 Pepsi 400 Race Results
Jimmie Johnson won the Pepsi 400 at Auto Club Speedway, beating Jeff Gordon to the checkered flag by 1.60 seconds. Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Martin and Tony Stewart round out the top 5 in the running order. Jimmie Johnson pushed the #48 Chevrolet to an average speed of 143.908 mph and led 126 of the race's 250 laps, taking home $302,801. The race ran 3:28:28 and saw 29 lead changes. Due to 8 yellow flags, the race spent 30 laps under caution.
2008 Pepsi 400 Race Results
Jimmie Johnson overpowered the field Sunday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway, grabbing his third victory of the season. The two-time reigning Cup champion was the class of the field in the Pepsi 400, leading 228 of the 250 laps on the 2-mile oval. He won the race at the former California Speedway for the second consecutive year and again gave notice to points leader Kyle Busch and series runner-up Carl Edwards the two hottest drivers in the series coming into the race that he remains a serious contender for a third title in a row. Other winners include fellow Californian and teammate in the NASCAR odds competition, Jimmie Johnson, Vancouver, WA native, Greg Biffle and Missouri-born Carl Edwards.