The 2012 Auto Club race was held on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The early forecasts showed rain about 70 miles east of the speedway but eventually the showers in Southern California found their way onto the track. The red flag came out on Lap 129 of 200 due to rain and half an hour later, the race was called as the rain showed no sign of letting up. As a result, the first-ever rain-shortened race in Fontana's history ended with the leader at the time, Tony Stewart, picking up the win.
There was some good news for Southern California race fans, as Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick finished fourth and remains in second place overall in the Sprint Cup standings with 188 points. Greg Biffle finished sixth and retains his spot atop the leaderboard with 195 points.