Located about one hour north of San Francisco on approximately 1,600 acres, the multi-use complex is the largest motorsports facility in Northern California and features a 2.52-mile road course and an NHRA-sanctioned 1/4 mile drag strip.

The raceway hosts the only NASCAR events held in the Northern California region. In addition to the major NASCAR races, the track hosts several professional racing series, including the NHRA Drag Racing Series, Ferrari Challenge, GT World Challenge America and much more.

Track Records


Most Wins: 5 - Jeff Gordon
Most Poles: 5 - Jeff Gordon
Most Top Fives: 14 - Jeff Gordon
Most Top 10s: 18 - Jeff Gordon
Most Lead Changes: 13 - 2 times, most recently, 6/6/2021
Fewest Lead Changes: 3 - 6/11/2023
Most Leaders: 10 - 6/25/2017
Fewest Leaders: 3- 6/11/2023
Most Cautions:  9 - 6/10/1990
Fewest Cautions: 3 - 6/11/1989
Most Wins by a Manufacturer: 13 - Chevrolet
Closest Margin of Victory: 0.197 seconds - 6/27/1999
Greatest Margin of Victory: 10.513 seconds - 6/24/2018

NASCAR Cup Series

Qualifying - Chute Configuration (1.99-mile circuit):
Kyle Larson
Elk Grove, Calif.
Chevrolet Camaro
96.568 mph (1 minute, 14.186 seconds)

Qualifying - Carousel Configuration (2.52-mile circuit):
Mark Martin
Batesville, Ar.
Ford Thunderbird
92.807 mph (1 minute, 37.751 seconds)

Race - Chute Configuration (1.99-mile circuit/110 laps)
Clint Bowyer
Emporia, Ks.
Toyota Camry
83.624 mph (2 minutes, 39.55 seconds)
Toyota/Save Mart 350

Race - Carousel Configuration (2.52-mile circuit/90 laps)
Martin Truex Jr.
Mayetta, N.J.
Toyota Camry
83.922 mph (2 minutes, 42.09 seconds)
Toyota/Save Mart 350
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Kyle Larson
Elk Grove, Calif.
Chevrolet Camaro
91.393 mph (1 minute, 18.387 seconds)
DoorDash 250
Kyle Larson
Elk Grove, Calif.
Chevrolet Camaro
89.594 mph (1 minute, 20.186 seconds)
DoorDash 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Carson Hocevar
Portage, Mich.
Chevrolet Silverado
91.137 mph (1 minute, 18.607 seconds)
DoorDash 250
Boris Said
New York, N.Y.
Ford F-150
94.902 mph (1 minute, 14.842 seconds)
Kragen/Exide 151
ARCA Menards Series WEST
Ryan Preece
Berlin, Conn.
90.215 mph (1 minute, 19.4 seconds)
General Tire 200
Ryan Preece
Berlin, Conn.
90.024 mph (1 minutes, 33 seconds)
General Tire 200
NHRA Championship Drag Racing
Pro Stock Motorcycle:
Matt Smith
King, Nc.
205.04 mph
Top Fuel:
Brittany Force
Yorba Linda, Calif.
337.75 mph 

Funny Car:
Robert Hight
Yorba Linda, Calif.
339.87 mph
Verizon IndyCar Series

Josef Newgarden
Nashville, Tenn.
Dallara DW12-Chevrolet
113.691 mph (1 minute, 15.5205 seconds)
Grand Prix of Sonoma
Simon Pagenaud
Montmorillon, France
Dallara DW12-Chevrolet
109.575 mph (1 minute, 18.3576 seconds)
Grand Prix of Sonoma
AMA Pro Superbike

Ben Spies
Memphis, Tenn.
Suzuki GSXR-1000
84.365 mph (1 minute, 34.731 seconds)
Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown Presented by Supercuts
Cameron Beaubier
Roseville, Calif.
Yamaha YZF-R1
Speed N/A (1 minute, 35.067 seconds)
Sonoma MotoAmerica Round

Track Stats

Speedway Configurations & Types of Racing
2.52-mile Road Course (Carousel Configuration)
Stock Cars, Sports Cars, & Motorcycles
1.99-mile Road Course (Chute Configuration) Stock Cars, Sports Cars & Motorcycles
1/4-mile Drag Strip Top Fuel, Funny Car, Sportsman, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle
Speedway Dimensions
Turns 1-4 40 feet wide T1 banked at 3.3 degrees, T4A banked at 2.8 degrees
Turns 5-11 40 feet wide T7A banked at 2.8 degrees
Pit Road 40 feet wide Pit Road Speed 45mph
Speedway Facilities

Main Office Building
Security Building
Operations Building & Levy Warehouse
SMIP Warehouse
Fire/Safety Services
Maintenance & Warehouse Building
John Cardinale Media Center
Press Box & Control Tower
Drag Racing Tower
Trackside Terrace
Redwood Deck

Tunnels Two (20 feet in diameter, 135 & 280 feet long) located under Turn 10 and Turn 1
Speedway Firsts
Ground Breaking August 14, 1968
Official Track Opening December 1, 1968 as Sears Point Raceway
First Professional Race December 1, 1968 - SCCA Enduro
First NASCAR Race June 11, 1989 - Banquet Frozen Foods 300 (NASCAR Winston Cup)
First NHRA National Race July 29, 1988
Speedway Fast Facts
-The largest motorsports facility in Northern California
-In Nov. 1996, O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive office of Speedway Motorsports, purchased Sonoma Raceway, then "Sears Point Raceway" from owner "Skip" Berg
-The Road Course features more than 160 ft. of elevation change from it's highest point (Turn 3a, 174 ft.) to its lowest point (Turn 10, 14 ft.) - the largest of any track on the NASCAR circuit
-More than 10 million viewers in over 90 countries watch events televised from Sonoma each year
-The raceway installed nearly 1,700 solar panels, which offset 41% of the raceway's energy usage
-More than 500,000 spectators attend Sonoma races/events during a season
-Nearly 4,000 sheep that live on track property provide an invaluable service, helping to maintain the grasses and fire lanes around the facility
-Drivers who complete the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race on the Chute configuration will make a total of 1,100 turns around the road course. The race spans 110 laps
-The berms on the turns of the road course are painted green and gold to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Sonoma Valley. Gold in the summer/fall and green in the winter/spring
-The property on which the raceway was built was a working farm called Sears Point farm in the early 1900s
-The raceway houses a motorsports industrial park of more than 70 businesses in 104 shops
-In 2011, in a partnership with Panasonic Corporation of North America, the raceway installed nearly 1,700 solar panels, which offset 41% of the raceway's energy usage
-Sonoma Raceway and Humboldt Sawmill Company, the leader in environmentally-certified redwood decking, are please to bring shade and comfort to race fans with custom-built fan amenities including the "Real. Strong. Humboldt Sawmill Redwood Deck" above Turn 2
-Mat Mladin (AMA), Josh Hayes (AMA), Doug Kalitta (NHRA - Top Fuel), John Force (NHRA - Funny Car), and Jeff Gordon (NASCAR) are the only riders/drivers to three-peat in a major racing series at Sonoma Raceway
-Winners in Sonoma celebrate with a sip from the Champion's Goblet in Victory Lane. The goblet, which is handcrafted by a Bay Area glass blower, was introduced in 2006 and incorporates the raceway's rich wine country heritage
-The raceway has collected more than 734 tons of recyclable material (1,469,341 pounds) since the inception of the recycling program in 2004
-The raceway donated 2,655 event tickets valued at nearly $225,417 to Northern California non-profit organizations in 2023.
-Levy Restaurants partnered with 14 local non-profits to provide staffing for concession stands and catering events during event weekends in 2023. The non-profits received more than $117,000 for their efforts. Levy also donated more than 3,000 pounds of food to Sonoma Food Runners, which relay excess food to the hungry throughout Sonoma County.
-Twenty owl boxes placed around Sonoma Raceway encourage owls to nest and help with natural rodent mitigation
Wall of Fame Inductees
2005: Rusty Wallace (NASCAR), Mark Martin (NASCAR), Warren Johnson (NHRA)
2006: Miguel Duhamel (AMA), Rich Oliver (AMA), Jeff Gordon (NASCAR), O. Bruton Smith (Speedway Motorsports), John Force (NHRA)
2007: Mat Mladin (AMA), Ricky Rudd (NASCAR), Bob Piccinini (Save Mart Supermarkets), Gary Scelzi (NHRA), Joe W. Huffaker (Huffaker Engineering)
2008: Ken Clapp (NASCAR), Doug Kalitta (NHRA)
2010: Rick Hendrick (NASCAR)
2011: Don Prudhomme (NHRA)
2013: John Cardinale (Sonoma Raceway)
2015: Ron Capps (NHRA), Roger Penske (IndyCar & NASCAR)
2016: Tony Stewart (NASCAR), Ernie Irvan (NASCAR)
2018: Georgia Seipel (NHRA)
2019: Joe Gibbs (NASCAR), Robert Marshall (NASCAR)
2020: Jere Starks (Sonoma Raceway)
2021: Steve Page (Sonoma Raceway)
2023: Kevin Harvick (NASCAR)