|• The Auto Club 400 will mark Kyle Busch’s 431st career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start and his 19th NASCAR Cup Series start at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
• Busch has career totals of 38 wins, 19 poles, 148 top-five finishes, 220 top-10s and 12,488 laps led in 430 career Cup Series races. His most recent Cup Series win came in July 2016 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when he brought home his second consecutive win at the historic 2.5-mile oval. Busch’s win came from the pole position, his most recent pole and the 19th of his career.
• Busch has three wins, eight top-five finishes and 12 top-10s and has led a total of 604 laps in 18 career Cup Series starts at Fontana. Busch’s average Fontana finish is 10.9.
• It’s a New Track Record: Busch began the 2005 season with a record-setting pole run at Auto Club Speedway in just his eighth career Cup Series start. Busch, who was 19 years, 317 days old, broke the record previously held by Donald Thomas, who was 20 years, 129 days old when he won the pole at Lakewood (Ga.) Speedway on Nov. 16, 1952. Thomas went on to win that race and remained the youngest race winner in Cup Series history until Busch won at Auto Club Speedway on Sept. 4, 2005. Busch bested Thomas’ win record by a mere four days.
• Fond of Fontana: On that hot September Southern California summer night at Fontana during his rookie year in 2005, it was Busch’s first career NASCAR Cup victory at just 20 years and 125 days old, making him the youngest Cup winner in NASCAR history. It was a record he held until June 2009 when his ex-Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon at 19 years and 35 days old.
• 38 Career Cup Series Wins: With his Cup Series win at Indianapolis last July, the 38th of his career, Busch is tied for 19th on the all-time Cup Series win list with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammate Matt Kenseth.
• Trimming the List: With wins at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Kansas Speedway in Kansas City added to the list last season, Busch has won Cup Series races at 21 of the 23 tracks at which the series competes. The only two tracks he has yet to conquer in the Cup Series are Pocono (Pa) Raceway and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. During his 2015 Cup Series championship season, Busch checked off Indianapolis and Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four of Busch’s last six Cup Series wins have been his first at each track in NASCAR’s top series (Indianapolis, Homestead, Martinsville and Kansas). Of the 21 different tracks where Busch has won, he has multiple wins at 11 of them.
• All-Time JGR Wins Leader: With his Brickyard 400 last July, Busch passed three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart for most all-time Cup Series wins for JGR. Busch now has 34 wins for JGR to Stewart’s 33.
• 170 and Counting: Busch enters Fontana with 170 career wins among NASCAR’s top three divisions – Cup (38), Xfinity (87) and Truck (46) following his NASCAR Xfinity Series win earlier this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway.