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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 GEICO 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Joey Logano 3121 0
2 +1 Kevin Harvick 3117 -4
3 +1 Ryan Newman 3117 -4
4 +3 Denny Hamlin 3100 -21
5 +4 Matt Kenseth 3099 -22
6 -1 Carl Edwards 3099 -22
7 -1 Jeff Gordon 3093 -28
8 -- Kasey Kahne 3090 -31
9 -7 Kyle Busch 3086 -35
10 -- Brad Keselowski 3085 -36
11 -- Jimmie Johnson 3053 -68
12 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3045 -76
Full Standings