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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 Ford EcoBoost 400
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 +1 Denny Hamlin 4112 0
2 -1 Joey Logano 4111 -1
3 -- Ryan Newman 4103 -9
4 +4 Kevin Harvick 4102 -10
5 -1 Jeff Gordon 4102 -10
6 -1 Matt Kenseth 4100 -12
7 -- Brad Keselowski 4095 -17
8 -2 Carl Edwards 4088 -24
8 +2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2301 -2742
9 -- Kyle Busch 2280 -1832
10 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2271 -1841
11 +1 AJ Allmendinger 2256 -1856
Full Standings