The final race of February’s NASCAR Cup Series lineup is upon us as dozens of drivers prepare for a highly anticipated 200-lap battle at the Pala Casino 400.
It all goes down Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, and we’re bringing you all the must-see moments from start to finish, exclusively on FOX and the FOX Sports app.
Last year’s event featured 32 lead changes before California native Kyle Larson held on to claim the win. Christopher Bell will be on the pole, while the Daytona 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will join him in the front row.
Who will come out on top this round? Only time will tell.
Here are the best moments!
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Setting the scene
Ahead of all the action, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass shared what to watch ahead of Sunday’s doubleheader.
NASCAR scrapped all of Saturday’s scheduled action due to inclement weather as heavy rains pounded Auto Club Speedway’s 2-mile oval track, which hasn’t been paved since it opened last year. 25 years and is one of the most difficult to dry.
Now, both Xfinity Series and Cup Series drivers will race without practice on Sunday. The Cup race is the first, with the green flag dropping at 15:47. The Xfinity Series race will follow at approximately 8:00 PM ET on FS2.
Sunday will be the last race on the track’s 2-mile oval, as public records show NASCAR has sold 433 acres and plans to keep 90 acres to convert the facility into a 35,000-seat half-mile track from the stand
NASCAR has already announced that it will not race at the track in 2024 as it begins to convert to short track.
Ahead of Sunday’s action, some of racing’s biggest stars stopped by to talk to the FOX NASCAR crew.
‘The real season starts here’: Kyle Busch on past Pala Casino 400 wins
Kyle Busch joins the FOX NASCAR crew to talk about his past wins at Fontana Speedway and share how this year’s race is shaping up.
Tyler Reddick talks Pala Casino 400 experience, goals
Tyler Reddick stops by to talk with NASCAR on FOX about his experience from last year’s Pala Casino 400 race and his goals for this year’s competition.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. joins Clint Bowyer ahead of the Pala Casino 400
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sat down with FOX’s Clint Bowyer to discuss his Daytona 500 victory before the Pala Casino 400 in Fontana, California on Sunday.
Stay tuned for updates!
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