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Brad Keselowski fastest in final Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway

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Brad Keselowski posted the top speed in the final Cup Series practice session Saturday at Auto Club Speedway.

Keselowski recorded a speed of 176.648 mph around the 2-mile track as he made 47 laps in the session.

Rookie Daniel Hemric was second fastest at 176.548 mph.

The top five was completed by Daniel Suarez (176.293 mph), Aric Almirola (176.168) and Ryan Blaney (176.130).

Pole-sitter Austin Dillon was ninth on the speed chart at 175.940 mph.

Kyle Busch, who is attempting to win his 200th national NASCAR race this weekend, was 11th (175.820).

Hemric had the best 10-lap average at 174.940 mph.

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Kevin Harvick leads Saturday’s first Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway

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Kevin Harvick posted the fastest speed in the first of two Cup practice sessions Saturday at Auto Club Speedway.

Harvick had a speed of 175.867 mph around the 2-mile track. He recorded 22 laps in the session.

Harvick was followed by Kyle Busch (175.773 mph), Brad Keselowski (175.644), Martin Truex Jr. (175.550) and Daniel Hemric (175.550).

Austin Dillon, the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race, was ninth on the speed chart (174.919).

Keselowski had the best 10-lap average at 173.219 mph.

Busch and Hemric each recorded the most laps in the session with 37.

There were no incidents in the session. Kyle Larson did make slight contact with the wall late, but suffered no serious damage.

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NASCAR’s Saturday schedule at Auto Club Speedway

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Day two of the Auto Club Speedway race weekend is here and will see two Cup practice sessions and the Xfinity Series race.

Below is the day’s full schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

9:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. – Cup practice (Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network)

1:10 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1)

3:15 p.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. – Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

4:30 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

5 p.m. – Production Alliance Group 300; 150 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Friday schedule for NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway

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NASCAR begins its race weekend in Fontana, California, today as Cup and Xfinity teams are in action at Auto Club Speedway.

There are three practice sessions and Cup qualifying scheduled

Here’s the day’s schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Cup practice (NASCAR.com/live, Motor Racing Network)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m.  – Xfinity practice (NASCAR.com/live)

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (Fox Sports 1)

5:40 p.m. – Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Weekend schedule for NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway

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The West Coast Swing comes to a close this weekend when NASCAR rolls into Fontana, California, to compete at Auto Club Speedway.

Cup and Xfinity Series team will be in action at the 2-mile track.

Below is the weekend’s full schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)

Friday, March 15

10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Cup practice (NASCAR.com/live, Motor Racing Network)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m.  – Xfinity practice (NASCAR.com/live)

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (Fox Sports 1)

5:40 p.m. – Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, March 16

9:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. – Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

1:10 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying; multi-car/two rounds (FS1)

3:15 p.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. – Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

4:30 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

5 p.m. – Production Alliance Group 300; 150 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, March 17

10 a.m. – Cup garage opens

1:30 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

2:50 p.m. – Driver introductions

3:30 p.m. – Auto Club 400; 200 laps/400 miles (Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)