NASCAR at Fontana 2016: Preview, Prediction for the Auto Club 400

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NASCAR at Fontana 2016: Preview, Prediction for the Auto Club 400
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Four races down...22 remain in the regular season.

Four races, four winners, no surprises. Four NASCAR titans burned out their tires as the sun set.

The finishes have been thrilling, looking at you Daytona Beach and Phoenix.

And we’re also trying to get a handle on the new aero package. The analysts are all over it, singing its praises (Are they being told to tout it and not criticize it?). Maybe that’s because they can see it in person and see a wide angle of 40-ish cars braiding around each other.

Take Fox’s Larry McReynolds:

This rules package wasn't designed to have a lead change every lap. We know we'll never get there. It's also shown we can have some great racing without a lot of cautions. Honestly, it makes it where I can't wait to get to the next race...I'm sure there are a few people Sunday [Phoenix race] who didn't like this or didn't like that, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you didn't like what you saw Sunday, I sure as heck don't know what you're looking for as a race fan. 

In any case, Auto Club Speedway makes its debut under the new aero package as the season rolls on.

Read on for this week’s preview.

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