Under cloudy skies – but no rain – the Auto 500 is about to get underway in Southern California (live on Fox).
Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field to the green.
One thing to watch: Drivers were warned in the prerace meeting about watching their speed on pit road. Officials said they called 10 pit road speeding penalties yesterday in the Nationwide race because drivers weren’t going all the way to the end of pit road before accelerating.
Jimmie Johnson is the favorite for today’s race.