By Dalton Keene @daltonjkeene on March 21, 2014
Auto Club Speedway isn't on my list, or any other list of historical NASCAR tracks. The first race there was held in 1997, and it was won by Jeff Gordon. Gordon tops the list of some very talented current drivers who will one day find themselves in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
This slideshow will consist of four current drivers and one retired driver who should be recognized for their success in Fontana.
Wether you like him or you don't, Kyle Busch has won a lot of races -- so many that some can't even keep track anymore. Busch has won at Fontana a total of two times, the most memorable one being last year where he got the win after Joey Logano wrecked Denny Hamlin coming to the checkered flag.
Tony Stewart is another guy that has a strong following, and a strong hatred following. Smoke has took home the trophy from Fontana twice in his career. An interesting stat is that both of his victories at Auto Club Speedway came from him starting in 43rd position, which of course is dead last.
Mr. six-time Jimmie Johnson had to be on this list. You don't win six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championships without being good at what you do. Auto Club Speedway was home to Johnson's first career victory, and he went on to win there four more times. I would bet on the fact that he may win their five more times or so in his career; he is no where near done.
Well, this addition to the list was for the older fans out there. I know it hasn't been forever since Rusty Wallace last raced, but I know some fans know nothing about him. Wallace won at then California Speedway in 2001 in the iconic blue deuce. That win was his first and only win at now Auto Club Speedway.
I seriously flipped a coin for the first and second spot on this list. Jeff Gordon was tails and Rusty Wallace was heads. Tails never fails, I guess. Gordon won the first race in 1997 and went on to win at Auto Club Speedway two more times in his still on-going career.
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