Rain cancels Cup, Xfinity practice, qualifying at Auto Club Speedway Rain — and snow! — postpone Xfinity race at Auto Club Speedway Saturday Auto Club Xfinity race: Start time, TV info, weather Sunday Cup race at Auto Club Speedway: Start time, TV info, weather NASCAR Saturday schedule at Auto Club Speedway

Incessant rain forced NASCAR to cancel Saturday practice and qualifying for scheduled Cup and Xfinity Series races at Auto Club Speedway.

The starting lineups for the two races were set according to consolidated rules. Christopher Bell will be on pole in Sunday’s Cup race, and Austin Hill will start first in Xfinity.

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The Xfinity race is due to start at 5:00 pm ET on Saturday. Rain is expected around the track in the afternoon.

Sunday’s Cup race is scheduled for 15:30 ET.

Scheduled for Saturday, the Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway was rescheduled for Sunday due to rainy weather.

The race was rescheduled to 8:00 pm ET (FS2, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the Sunday after the Cup Series race at ACS.

It rained down the track most of the day. Snow, a rarity in the area and part of a massive winter storm that hit California, fell for a while.

But NASCAR dried up the track and tried to start the race at around 6:00 pm ET. The drivers made several circles, but the rain intensified, forcing the cars out of the pit before the green flag could unfold.

After about an hour of waiting – and a very long day for the drivers and teams on the track – NASCAR has postponed the race.

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The weather canceled Saturday’s scheduled Xfinity qualifying session and the 38-car starting grid was set in line with rulebook performance. Austin Hillwinner of the first round of the Xfinity Series last week at Daytona International Speedway, starts from pole.

The second race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway.

Rein canceled practice and qualifying on Saturday, placing Austin Hill on a pole. Hill won the first Xfinity event last week at Daytona International Speedway and will be one of the favorites for the ACS.

Garret Smithley And Ryan Vargas failed to make field.

Racers of the three cups – Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain And Tyler Reddick – are part of the Xfinity line.

The start of the 300 mile race is scheduled for 17:00 ET (FS1).

Details of Saturday’s Xfinity Race at Auto Club Speedway

(All time Eastern)

START OFF: The command to start the engines will be given at 17:08 … The green flag should be raised at 17:17.

PRERACE: Qualifying and training canceled due to rain. … The introduction of the drivers is scheduled for 16:30 … David Castro will say a prayer at 17:00 … The national anthem is scheduled for 17:01.

DISTANCE: The race is 150 laps (300 miles) over a 2-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on the 35th lap. Stage 2 ends on lap 70.

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TV/RADIO: FS1 will be broadcasting the race at 4:00 pm… The Motor Racing Network broadcast will start at 4:30 pm and will also be streamed on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast MRN.

FORECAST: Cloudy with occasional rain. Max 43. 100% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Cole Custer won at ACS in February 2022. Noah Gragson was second and Trevor Bain third.

On Sunday, Auto Club Speedway will host its final 2 mile Cup race. NASCAR has announced plans to convert the speedway to a short track, but details remain limited.

Sunday’s race will be the 33rd Cup race at Fontana, California. Jimmie Johnson has the most wins with six. Kevin Harvick will make his 29th start at the track, the most of all time.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. coming out for the weekend after winning the Daytona 500 and a media tour that took him to Disney World, Chicago and New York this week.

Auto Club Speedway Cup Race Details Sunday

(All time Eastern)

START OFF: Michael Rooker, who played Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder, will command the engines to start at 3:38 pm… The green flag should go up at 3:47 pm.

PRERACE: Cup Garage opens at 12:30 pm… Drivers Meet at 2:40 pm… Driver Introduction at 3:05 pm… Appeal by George Beasley, Executive Pastor of High Desert Church, at 3:30 pm… Jacques Rivera National Anthem will be played at 3:31 pm

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (400 miles) on a 2 mile race track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on lap 65. Stage 2 ends on lap 130.

TV/RADIO: FOX will broadcast the race at 14:30. Pre-race coverage starts at 14:00 on FS1. … The Motor Racing Network broadcast starts at 2:30 p.m. and will also be broadcast on; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast MRN.

FLOW: FOX Sports

FORECAST: Weather Metro – Cloudy with a maximum of 47 degrees, the chance of rain at the beginning of the race is 17%.

STARTING LINE-UP: Qualification is scheduled for Saturday at 14:50.

LAST YEAR: Kyle Larson won last year’s race. Austin Dillon took second place. Eric Jones took third place.


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