“While today is a sad day in the world of motorsports, it’s also a day to reflect on the incredible influence Bruton Smith had on the world of sports and entertainment. His focus on innovation set the gold standard for turning speedways into majestic sports facilities. His vision here in Sonoma was key in developing Sonoma Raceway into one of the most legendary and visited motorsports facilities in the world, and we will continue to work hard every day to continue the legacy that he has established.”
A visionary and transformative figure in both business and entertainment, Ollen Bruton Smith, the founder and executive chairman of Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH), Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children’s Charities died today of natural causes. He was 95.
Daniel Suárez earned an emotional first career NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday by leading the final 26 laps of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Kyle Busch extended his impressive annual winning streak to a decade in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Saturday by winning the DoorDash 250 at Sonoma Raceway.
For the fifth consecutive year Kyle Larson will start the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway from the pole.
Larson, the defending Cup Series champ and also the defending winner of this event, powered his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy around the challenging 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course in scenic wine country with a fast speed of 92.111 mph. It’s the California native’s 12th career pole position in the NASCAR Cup Series.