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Starting Line / This week’s racing


Sprint Cup

Auto Club 400

Site: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

Schedule: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Then and now: Kyle Busch has won the last two races at ACS. He passed older brother Kurt on the final lap of last year’s race, and then held off a last-ditch challenge by rookie Kyle Larson to take the checkered flag in a race that featured a record 35 lead changes. But the younger Busch brother will not be able to go for a third straight ACS win this weekend; he’s likely still at least two more months away from returning from a broken right leg and fractured left foot suffered in a wreck at Daytona on Feb. 21. … Heading into this weekend, which concludes a three-race West Coast swing, Kevin Harvick is riding the biggest hot streak the sport has seen in more than 40 years, having won four of the last seven races (dating back to the end of the 2014 season) and finished runner-up in the other three. … Denny Hamlin has been jinxed at Fontana the last two years. In 2013, he was involved in a wreck that caused a L1 compression fracture in his back, knocking him out for four races. Last year, he missed this race after metal shards somehow were caught in his eye.


Xfinity 300

Site: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

Schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

Then and now: In last year’s race, Kyle Larson held off last-lap challenges by Sprint Cup stars Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano to earn his first career Xfinity Series victory (he’d earn his second win six weeks later at Charlotte). … Heading into this weekend’s race, Ty Dillon remains the surprise leader in the standings. Chris Buescher is second, followed by Daytona winner Ryan Reed in third and defending Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) champion Chase Elliott is tied with Darrell Wallace Jr. for fourth, both drivers 25 points behind the series-leading Dillon. … Series regular Landon Cassill is having a terrible start to the season. He’s fallen to 19th place in the standings after the first four races, now 86 points behind Dillon (the points equivalent of two victories).


Camping World Truck

Next race: Kroger 250 Saturday, Mar. 28, Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va.


Formula One

Next race: Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, March 27-29, Kuala Lumpur.



Next race: zMAX Dragway, March 27-29, Charlotte, N.C.



Next race: Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg, March 29, streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.