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Schedule for Saturday's NASCAR racing at Fontana

Stater Bros. 300 starts at 4:45 p.m. for Nationwide competition, and San Bernardino County 200 begins at noon for trucks.

February 21, 2009|Associated Press


Race: Stater Bros. 300

When: Qualifying 9:35 a.m., race starts at 4:45 p.m.

Track: D-shaped oval, 2 miles, 14 degrees banking in turns.

Race distance: 300 miles, 150 laps.

Last year: Tony Stewart was dominant in winning his second consecutive Nationwide race, holding off hard-charging Kyle Busch. Stewart made it look easy in the rain-postponed race at Auto Club Speedway as he led 136 of the 150 laps on the two-mile track.

It's a fact: Jason Keller was the only Nationwide regular to finish in the top 10 at Daytona. His ninth-place finish was his best showing in a season opener since placing in that spot in 2004. . . . Greg Biffle's winless streak reached 75 races with his fifth-place finish last week. His last Nationwide victory came in the 2006 event.



Race: San Bernardino County 200

Schedule: Race starts at noon.

Race distance: 200 miles, 100 laps.

Last year: Kyle Busch was dominant in the San Bernardino County 200, leading 51 of the 100 laps. He was out front going into a round of green-flag pit stops late in the event and retook the lead for good on Lap 91 with a lead of almost 3.5 seconds over Todd Bodine.

Fast facts: Bodine has at least one truck win in six consecutive years. . . . Rookie J.R. Fitzpatrick finished fourth at Daytona, while fellow freshmen Tayler Malsam placed 10th and Chase Austin 13th.

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