SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2017) - NASCAR, in collaboration with its industry stakeholders, announced today competition format enhancements that will be implemented in all three of its national series - the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Each race in 2017 will feature three stages, with the first two stages awarding points for the top-10 finishers and the final stage awarding points to the entire field.

Below is a comment from Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager, Steve Page, regarding the new format, which will be implemented at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 25:

"At its core, NASCAR racing is about drivers and race teams battling to be the first across the finish line. Who's got the skill, the guts and the strategy?  From this point forward, that narrative is expanded; the events will be more compelling and our fans will enjoy significantly more value.  Our kudos to NASCAR for taking the initiative and bringing everyone together to make this happen."

Steve Page

President and General Manager, Sonoma Raceway