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The morning starts off with tech inspection(s).
Mr. Rusty Wallace
Roger S. Penske, Dave Allen President of Auto Club Speedway and Wendy Sabins, SVP of Auto Club of Southern California
Roger Penske tells how the track was created on the 20th anniversary of such.
Roger Penske next to Joey Logano
A standing ovation was managed twice; for a handicap war veteran and for a family that lost a son.
War Veteran, Carl Edwards and the Last Ship TV star
Carl Edwards and the Last Ship TV star
Danica Patrick's car.
Dale Earnhardt's car
Carl Edwards' car
Joey Logano's car
Brad Keselowski's car
#2 Crew Chiet and Brad Keselowski chat privately before the big race.
American flags land...
Prayer is offered up.
2 F-16 Nellis pilots perform a flyby after the National Anthem.
Jimmie Johnson's ride
Brad putting on his helmet; does it really hurt?
Dale Jr's camp or pit...
Getting ready to release the cars
GREEN GREEN GREEN...
Jimmie Johnson leaves his pits
Danica Patrick gets an unhelpful hand to end her race.
Smoke in Danica's car after a big hit.
Danica Patrick is not happy!
Danica is looking at a wall versus an open straight....
Mr. Busch has a bad day
Jimmie Johnson leaves the pits
Jimmie Johnson wins
Jimmie Johnson picks up his checkered flag.
Jimmie Johnson burns rubber after winning.
Jimmie Johnson exits the car.
Jimmie Johnson dives into his teammates hands.
Crew Chief, Chad Knaus.
SUPERMAN Jimmie Johnson wins the Auto Club 400