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Carl Edwards and his crew begin celebrating Monday after winning the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
Carl Edwards back flip
Carl Edwards does his trademark back flip after winning the Auto Club 500 on Monday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon
Carl Edwards leads Jeff Gordon during Monday’s conclusion of the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Edwards would eventually win while Gordon, who dominated the first 87 laps on Sunday before the race was delayed by rain, finished third. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)
Before Monday’s start
NASCAR Sprint Cup racers line up for the re-start Monday of the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Only 87 of the scheduled 250 laps were completed on Sunday because of rain. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
Edwards on track
Carl Edwards in his No. 99 car leads a pack of drivers around Auto Club Speedway during the conclusion of the Auto Club 500 on Monday. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
Jimmie Johnson in the pits
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson led the Auto Club 500 when he pitted with 26 laps remaining. He’d finish second after Carl Edwards passed him with 13 laps remaining. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images)
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Covered race cars line pit row at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana after racing was postponed because of rain during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 500. (Mark Avery, Associated Press)
Jeff Gordon leading
Jeff Gordon, one of three Hendrick Motorsport drivers who crashed last week in the Daytona 500, was leading the Auto Club 500 race early Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
Grandstands empty
Fans sought shelter during downpours before the start of the Auto Club 500 on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. (Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire)
Carl Edwards car covered
Carl Edwards’ No. 99 car is covered in plastic before undergoing technical inspection before the start of the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, the second stop of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series this season. (Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire)
Pit road swept
Auto Club Speedway workers sweep water away from the pits before the start of the Auto Club 500 race Sunday. (Dave Waters / Associated Press)
Casey Mears
Before crashing on lap 21, Casey Mears led a pack of NASCAR drivers around the Auto Club Speedway track during the early going of the Auto Club 500 on Sunday. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
Hornish, Mears crash
Safety workers come to the aid of Sam Hornish Jr. in the No. 77 Dodge and Casey Mears in the No. 5 Chevrolet early in Sunday’s Auto Club 500 race. Mears apparently slid through water on lap 21 and clipped new Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Behind them, former open-wheel star and Cup rookie Hornish slammed into the rear of Reed Sorenson and then, with his hood blocking his vision, plowed into Mears, turning his car over. (Kent Horner / Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. after crash
Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives his wrecked No. 88 car back to pit road after a multi-car crash on lap 21 of the Auto Club 500 on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. (Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire)
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