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NASCAR schedule for Auto Club Speedway

Marty Snider, Kyle Petty, and Nate Ryan detail why Fontana marks the "real" start to the 2023 Cup season after the Clash at the Coliseum and Daytona, and preview teams and drivers that need a good effort.

Kevin Harvick is scheduled to make his 750th consecutive Cup start in Sunday’s 400-mile race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Continuing what he says will be his final full-time season in Cup, Harvick grew up about 150 miles from Fontana in Bakersfield, California. He has a noteworthy record at his “home” track, having won there in 2011 and having scored five top-10 runs in the past seven ACS races.

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Harvick sits third on the all-time consecutive starts list in Cup. Retired drivers Jeff Gordon (797) and Ricky Rudd (788) are one-two.

The weekend schedule at ACS includes the second points races of the season for Cup and Xfinity drivers.

Auto Club Speedway (Cup and Xfinity)

Weekend weather

Friday: Periods of rain, heavy at times. High of 48. Winds 10-20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

Saturday: Periods of rain, heavy at times. High of 44. Winds 10-15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

Sunday: Showers in the morning. Cloudy in afternoon. High of 46 with a 15% chance of rain at the time of the scheduled start.

Friday, Feb. 24

(All times Eastern)

Garage open

  • 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Xfinity Series
  • 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. -- Cup Series

Saturday, Feb. 25

Garage open

  • 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. -- Xfinity Series
  • 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -- Cup Series

Track activity

  • 12:05 - 12:35 p.m. -- Xfinity Series practice (FS1)
  • 12:35 - 1:30 p.m. -- Xfinity Series qualifying (FS1)
  • 2:05 - 2:50 p.m. -- Cup Series practice (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR radio)
  • 2:50 - 4 p.m. -- Cup Series qualifying (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR radio)

Sunday, Feb. 26

Garage open

  • 12:30 - 10 p.m. -- Cup Series

Track activity

  • 3:30 p.m. -- Cup Series race (200 laps, 400 miles; Fox, MotorRacing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR radio)