Update: Bowyer was fastest in opening practice for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 185.414 mph.
Recommendation: Bowyer was the only driver to top the 185 mph mark in the first practice at Fontana on Friday. He beat out Denny Hamlin for the fastest lap of the first session at the two-mile oval. Bowyer has four Top 10's in his last five trips to the track, and it looks like he could finally challenge for that first career victory at Auto Club Speedway this weekend.