- Qualifying: September 14, 2012
- Race Day: September 15, 2012
- City: Fontana
- Country: U.S.A.
- Laps: --
- Lap Distance (Mile): 2.0
- Franchitti Finishes Second in California Season Finale
- A thrilling conclusion to the MAVTV 500 saw a closing-lap duel between Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti and Ed Carpenter end just after Carpenter claimed the lead.
- Rookie Newgarden Stars in Qualifying at Fontana
- After missing one race due to injury, IZOD IndyCar Series rookie Josef Newgarden led the Hondapowered field Friday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, posting the fourth-fastest speed in qualifying for Saturday night’s season-ending MAVTV 500.