The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season began with a thrilling Daytona 500. On Sunday, the campaign continues on a track that has become known for producing exciting races.
The Pala Casino 400, the latest name for the race held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., has become known for overtime finishes. Four of the past eight races have required extra laps, with the 2015 race needing a second overtime attempt.
Several drivers have found success on the 2-mile track over the years, none more than Kyle Busch. Rowdy is tied for the most wins in the Pala Casino 400, with victories in 2013, 2014 and 2019.
Last year, Kyle Larson came out on top in a race that featured 12 caution flags. Larson took a late lead and then held off a late push by Austin Dillon to win in his home state.
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Pala Casino 400 live updates, highlights from 2023 race
(All times Eastern)
2:55 p.m.: Here’s today’s starting lineup. Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leading the line in the front row.
2:47 p.m.: Despite some chilly weather (at least by California standards), looks like it will be a full house at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
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Pala Casino 400 starting lineup
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1.||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|3.||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|4.||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5.||Chris Buescher||17||RFK Racing|
|6.||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|
|7.||Daniel Suárez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|8.||Ross Chastain||1||TrackHouse Racing|
|9.||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|10.||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11.||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|12.||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|13.||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14.||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15.||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16.||Brad Keselowski||6||RFK Racing|
|17.||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18.||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|19.||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|20.||Noah Gragson||42||Legacy Motor Club|
|21.||Kyle Busch||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|22.||JJ Yeley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|23.||Ty Gibbs||54||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|24.||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|25.||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|26.||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|27.||Ryan Preece||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28.||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|29||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|30.||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|31.||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|32.||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|33.||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|34.||Erik Jones||43||Legacy Motor Club|
|35.||Tyler Reddick||45||23XI Racing|
|36.||Ty Dillon||77||Spire Motorsports|
Pala Casino 400 start time
- Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
The Pala Casino 400 is listed to start at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) in Fontana, Calif., but with pre-race festivities, the green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:47 p.m. ET (12:47 p.m. PT).