Earning his fifth victory at Auto Club Speedway, Jimmie Johnson crosses the finish line in the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500. (Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The Auto Club 500 was, uhm, a race that happened last weekend. I don’t have too much to say about it because to be perfectly honest with you I’ve had a bunch of other stuff on my mind; stuff that I hope to get to tell you about very soon.

And really, not that much happened in the race, I mean, aside from Carl Edwards still calling his soon to be born baby daughter “it” (which I’m sure is just a symptom of being a first time parent and the reality hasn’t set in yet), Ella Gordon continuing to be one of the most adorable kids on the planet, and Kevin Harvick giving the greatest post-race quote in NASCAR history — everything else was just “eh.”

I won’t be at Las Vegas this weekend, which sucks, but I know there’ll be more races in my future. More to come about that later.

So without further adieu I give you photo fun time from Auto Club Speedway:


During Friday’s qualifying Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Ford, listens to crew chief Kenny Francis at Auto Club Speedway. Kahne will start Sunday’s Auto Club 500 in fourth position. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

During Friday’s qualifying Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Ford, listens to crew chief Kenny Francis at Auto Club Speedway. Kahne will start Sunday’s Auto Club 500 in fourth position. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after getting his first win of the season at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Stater Bros. 300 on Saturday in Fontana, Calif. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after getting his first win of the season at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Stater Bros. 300 on Saturday in Fontana, Calif. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Former “American Idol” runner-up and actress Katharine McPhee sings the national anthem Sunday before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

FYI, I really love Katharine’s new CD “Unbroken.” It’s good stuff, I recommend it! :)

Former “American Idol” runner-up and actress Katharine McPhee sings the national anthem Sunday before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Actor and race Grand Marshall Andy Garcia talks with Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford, in the garage area before Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Actor and race Grand Marshall Andy Garcia talks with Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford, in the garage area before Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Former star of MTV’s

Former star of MTV’s “The Hills” Lauren Conrad looks on from Kasey Kahne’s pit during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet, and wife DeLana look on from pit road before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet, and wife DeLana look on from pit road before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)