Race Week Update
Entry List for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Patrick Carpentier, #55-Cody Ware*, #93-Dylan Lupton*, #95-McDowell, #98-Whitt*.
Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #98-Whitt
Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts, then owners pts): #93-Lupton
* Open Team (no Charter)
See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Sonoma Entry List
Live With Kelly and... Jeff Gordon? Retired racing legend Jeff Gordon has zoomed to the top of ABC's short list to succeed Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa's new Live co-host, TVLine has learned. Gordon has experience sitting alongside Ripa. During the Live With Regis and Kelly era, he served as Ripa's sidekick nine times. (He even did a stint opposite Reege in 2001 before Ripa came on board). He most recently appeared on the show in June 2015, but just as a guest. Since retiring from professional stock car racing in 2015, the 44-year-old Gordon has transitioned into broadcasting (he currently serves as a Fox NASCAR analyst). Should he snag the Live gig, his career path would closely mirror that of the man he'd be replacing; Strahan, who exited Live last month for a full-time gig at Good Morning America, also segued into broadcasting after retiring from the NFL. Live is expected to continue pairing Ripa with a parade of guest co-hosts until a final decision is made later this summer. Other names in the permanent co-host mix include former Grinder star Rob Lowe and Ripa's BFF Anderson Cooper. Gordon's spokesperson, declined TVLine's request for comment.(TVLine)(6-18-2016)
NEXT RACE: Sonoma Raceway THIS Sunday for the Toyota/Save Mart 350; Great tickets still available; TV on FS1 at noon PT
Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season and 13th of his career Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) were also winners of their respective categories at the 11th of 24 events on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NEXT RACE: This weekend at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio; TV on FS1 on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT
Hits the track at Road America this weekend; TV on NBCSN on Sunday 9:30 a.m. PT
AT SONOMA RACEWAY
- No Wednesday Night Drags/Sonoma Drift this week
- We'll induct Tony Stewart and Ernie Irvan into our Wall of Fame on Friday at 2:10 p.m.: sonomaraceway.com/media/news_archive/tony-stewart-ernie-irvan-inducted-into-sonoma-raceway-wall-fame.html