Fontana: GM Racing pre-race notes

CHEVY AT CALIFORNIA - AUTO CLUB 500 Chevrolet has taken five trips to victory lane In the 13 previous NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races (NNCS) held on the two-mile California Speedway Kyle Busch, No. 5 Carquest/Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS became the...

CHEVY AT CALIFORNIA - AUTO CLUB 500

Chevrolet has taken five trips to victory lane In the 13 previous NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races (NNCS) held on the two-mile California Speedway

Kyle Busch, No. 5 Carquest/Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS became the youngest winner at the speedway with his 2005 win

Jimmie Johnson (2002) and Kyle Busch (2005) both scored wins at California Speedway for Team Chevy in their NASCAR Nextel Cup Series rookie seasons

With five trips to victory lane, Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports, has most wins as a car owner at California Speedway

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Four Team Chevy drivers are California natives:

Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Monte Carlo SS, Vallejo, CA

Has the most wins (three); most top-five finishes (six) and most top-10 runs (six) of all active NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers at Fontana track

Has led 455 laps at California, more than any other driver

Holds average speed race record at California Speedway, 155.012 mph on way to 1997 victory

Will start on the pole for the '07 Auto Club 500, his second at California Speedway

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Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Monte Carlo SS, El Cajon, CA

Defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion

Has one win at California Speedway - 2002

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Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Monte Carlo SS, Bakersfield, CA

Sits atop the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series point standings following victory in the Daytona 500

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Casey Mears, No. 25 National Guard/GMAC Monte Carlo SS, Bakersfield, CA

In first season with Team Chevy at Hendrick Motorsports

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kevin Harvick , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Kyle Busch
Teams Hendrick Motorsports