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Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Fontana is sold-out

Mar 22, 2014, 8:27 PM EDT

Matt Kenseth will start Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway from the pole. The race was declared sold-out on Saturday. Getty Images

Even before Saturday’s outstanding finish in the Nationwide Series race, where Kyle Larson held off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch for his first career NASCAR win, Auto Club Speedway president Gillian Zucker had a big smile on her face.

The reason: track officials early Saturday afternoon declared that Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup main event is sold-out.

All that’s left are standing room only tickets. And after Larson’s inspiring win, don’t be surprised if those get scooped up pretty quick on race day morning.

“Southern California fans have proven the Auto Club Speedway is the place to be March 23rd,” Zucker said in a statement released by the track. “Let’s go racing!”

Matt Kenseth will start from the pole, with Sprint Cup points leader Brad Keselowski on the outside pole, the fourth consecutive race that the 2012 Sprint Cup champ has sat on the front row to start an event this season.

Six-time and defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, a California native, starts third alongside Kevin Harvick.

The race begins at 3 pm ET/Noon Pacific.

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  1. chad4208 - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    how did this track go from barely selling to sold out?

    • indycarseries500 - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:03 AM

      They took seats out but still I wouldn’t call what they were selling before “barely selling”

      • chad4208 - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

        I thought it was one of the lower selling tracks…. I could have been wrong but I always had teh impression they didn’t sell well. Race there have always put me to sleep

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