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Junior Starts 15th at Fontana

By Tyler Overstreet, JR Motorsports | Article Published 3/22/2013
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 15th in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. posted a qualifying time of 38.998 sec. (184.625 mph) around the 2-mile track. This marks Earnhardt’s best qualifying effort of the 2013 season (12th-place starting position at Las Vegas determined by points).

Denny Hamlin claimed the top spot with a time of 38.410 sec. (187.451 mph). Joining Hamlin in the top five will be Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth.

Sprint Cup Series teams will be on track Saturday for a pair of practice sessions beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m. ET, respectively.

Coverage of Sunday’s race begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Standings
After Oral-B USA 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 872 0
2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 851 -21
3 +2 Matt Kenseth 794 -78
4 -- Joey Logano 791 -81
5 -2 Brad Keselowski 782 -90
6 -- Jimmie Johnson 766 -106
7 +1 Carl Edwards 755 -117
8 -1 Kevin Harvick 748 -124
9 -- Ryan Newman 747 -125
10 +1 Greg Biffle 728 -144
11 +2 Kasey Kahne 708 -164
12 -2 Clint Bowyer 705 -167
Full Standings