The NASCAR Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway as it happened

Kyle Larson crashes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2016 in Fontana, California.
Kyle Larson crashes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2016 in Fontana, California.
Kyle Larson crashes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2016 in Fontana, California.

Jimmie Johnson slid by Kevin Harvick in an overtime period to win the NASCAR Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday. It was a race that saw 26 lead changes and ended with Johnson celebrating his second win of the season and the 77th of his career. Here’s how it all went down Sunday in Fontana California.

Austin Dillon with his second career pole led the field to green, but by the time the field exited turn 2, second place starter Kevin Harvick had the lead and was pulling away.  Carl Edwards and Dillon were fighting for second with Edwards getting the spot by lap 3; Dillon was third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Ryan Newman fifth.

Kyle Busch got fifth from Newman on lap 4 as up front Edwards was gaining on Harvick for the lead.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.