Where: California Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Series: Nextel Cup
When: 3 p.m., Sunday
Track dimensions: 2-mile oval with 14-degree banking in the corners
broadcast: Television Fox; Radio Motor Racing Network
last year's winner: Jeff Gordon
Track Records: Qualifying 187.432 (Ryan Newman); Race 155.012 (Jeff Gordon)
companion events and schedule: Friday Nextel Cup pole qualifying (6 p.m., FX); Truck Series American Racing Wheels (9 p.m., Speed); Saturday Busch Series Stater Bros. 300 (6 p.m., FOX); Hooters Pro Cup Naturally Fresh 250 at USA International Speedway (7:30 p.m.)
drivers to watch: Jeff Gordon is the defending champ and has won three of the nine Cup races held at the track. He and teammate Jimmie Johnson, who grew up near the track in El Cajon, can be considered the favorites, especially after both posted top-five finishes last week at Daytona. Kurt Busch should also challenge. The defending series champ finished second at Daytona last week and does his best driving on flat ovals like Fontana.
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