NASCAR Ready for Rigors of Road Course
Road-course racing with a short-track attitude.
That's what you can expect at Infineon Raceway when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comes to the Sonoma Valley for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 22-24. Good old-fashioned, hard-nosed racing.
"I look forward to coming here," said driver Carl Edwards, who placed third in Sonoma last year and was runner-up to Tony Stewart for the championship. "This road course is a true test of your driving ability. You can't make a mistake. You can't miss a shift. You have to really temper your aggression. ….It is a really tough track."
Just ask Stewart, who was punted into the Turn 11 tire barrier by Brian Vickers in 2011. Each year, tempers flare as road-course racing has become some of the most exciting on the circuit.
"I probably had it coming because I dumped (Vickers) earlier, but I dumped him because he was blocking," said Stewart, a two-time Sonoma winner. "It was payback."
We'll see who gets "paid back" in June, but one thing is for certain: there will be plenty of action over the 110 laps. There always is.
The best way to catch the action is through our all-new Total Access Pass, which gets you a reserved race-day ticket for Sunday, June 24, access to cold pit lane, as well as driver introductions, which includes our sizzling 25-minute six-jet air show, the only one of its kind on the NASCAR circuit. Call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit www.racesonoma.com/nascar for details.
The race weekend kicks off on Friday with NASCAR Pole Qualifying, followed by final practice on Saturday and the NASCAR Pro Series West 200. The green flag drops on the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 24, at noon.
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