Tracks

California Speedway

Fontana, California


California Speedway - Track Information

Length 2 miles; D-shaped oval
Banking
Turns- 14 degrees
Frontstretch- 11 degrees
Backstretch- 3 degrees
Ticket Info and Location
(800) 944-7223

I-10 east of Los Angeles to Cherry Avenue

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Jeff's History At California

Race Date  Start Finish Notebook
March 22, 2015 7 10 Late race gamble on two tires.
March 23, 2014 6 13 Best car on long runs. Caution with 2 to go erased lead.
March 24, 2013 19 11 Brushed the wall on lap 37. Battled back from 24th at halfway.
March 25, 2012 21 26 Running in the top-5 when two pit road penalties doomed the effort.
March 27, 2011 29 18 Charged from 29th to 12th in the first 150 miles. Handling problems later.
October 10, 2010 17 9 Pit road speeding penalty. Rallied from 25th to 9th in final 15 laps.
February 21, 2010 28 20 Running 4th with 75 laps to go; engine problems late.
October 11, 2009 10 2 Ran in the top-5 for the balance. Challenged for the win, but couldn't get around Jimmie Johnson.
February 22, 2009 6 2 Led the mid-stages Beaten off pit road by Matt Kenseth with 35 to go. Tight handling on final run.
August 31, 2008 3 15 Handling problems all night.
February 24, 2008 2 3 Two-day event, ran well early. Handling issues later on Monday.
September 2, 2007 18 22 Battled handling problems. Started a chain reaction wreck in the closing stages.
February 25, 2007 1 2 Overcame handling problems in the first 100 miles to move into the top-5 later.
September 3, 2006 14 5 Led 42 laps. Loose lugnut brought him back to pit road with 70 laps to go. Went from 25th on the restart to 5th at the finish.
February 26, 2006 9 13 Changed battery with 50 to go. Faded from the lead to 13th in the final 30 laps.
September 4, 2005 6 21 Handling problems dominated the night. Fell as far back as 35th.
February 27, 2005 28 30 Running in the top-five with 15 laps to go when a cylinder dropped.
September 5, 2004 8 37 Running in the top-five when the engine blew with less than 40 laps to go.
May 2, 2004 16 1 Ran in the lead pack all day. Took the lead from Kasey Kahne with 58 to go. Had enough fuel to make it to the end.
April 27, 2003 14 11 Never a factor for the lead. Missed the setup and battled a loose condition nearly all day. Made a late pit stop for fresh tires and moved up from 17th to 11th in the last 13 laps.
April 28, 2002 17 16 Running in the top five when a piece of plastic on the grille spikes the water temperature and necessitates an unscheduled pit stop. Jimmie Johnson's first Winston Cup victory.
April 29, 2001 17 2 Battled a tight handling car for most of the day. Closed in but couldn't catch Rusty Wallace in the final laps.
April 30, 2000 26 11 Started deep in the field. Aero push in the corners hindered forward efforts.
May 2, 1999 5 1 First two time winner at Fontana
May 3, 1998 1 4  
June 22, 1997 3 1 Takes the checkered flag and runs out of gas before victory lane.


Career Stats At California
Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles
26 3 10 12 2


California Breakdown
Average Start 11.5
Average Finish 11.0
Victories - 3 May 2004
May 1999
June 1997

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