SUNDAY, June 6
Historic Trans Am warm-up laps, 9:15 a.m. (15 minutes)
Historic Trans Am race, 10:30 a.m. (30 minutes)
The Save Mart Companies “Big Red” Parade Lap, 11:10 a.m.
Save Mart Supermarkets will take its giant 12-foot shopping cart “Big Red” for its traditional ceremonial lap around the road course.
USA National Skateboarding Champion Minna Stess, 15, from nearby Petaluma, who has competed in the XGames, Dew Tour and major pro women’s events around the world, will wow the crowd with a skateboarding demonstration. She is currently preparing to represent Team USA at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.
Patriots Jet Demonstration Team Air Show, Noon
The Patriots Jet Team will electrify race fans with a 25-minute air show just one-hour before the green flag drops! The demonstration will feature six-L-39 albatross jets strutting their fast-paced formation flying, choreographed six-jet diamond-formation aerobatic maneuvers and their signature “Tail Slide,” where the aircraft actually slides backwards toward the ground.
NASCAR Cup Series drivers report to vehicles, 12:35 p.m.
Official race day welcome, 12:35 p.m.
Jill Gregory, executive vice president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway, will welcome fans to the running of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, the first race at this facility in 714 days. In addition, James Dowdy, marketing director for Toyota’s San Francisco Region also will provide some pre-race remarks.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Grand Marshal
Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco 49ers football team head coach, will be introduced prior to help give the traditional command for drivers to start their engines.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Honorary Starter
Debra Woodcock, winning store manager of the year for FoodMaxx in Yuba City will be introduced. She will wave the ceremonial green flag to start the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 VIP
Chris McGarry, chief executive officer, The Save Mart Companies
Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series driver introductions, 12:40 p.m.
Meet the starting lineup for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race.
Presentation of Colors
Airmen from Travis Air Force Base will present the nation’s colors prior to the national anthem.
Pastor Rondall Leggett, senior pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, Marin City, Calif., will provide the pre-race prayer.
Country music vocalist Callie Twissleman, of Paso Robles, Calif., who recently released her debut single “Two Hands,” will perform The National Anthem prior to the green flag of the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Patriotic Pre-Race Flyover
Two F-15C Eagles from the 123d Fighter Squadron Redhawks of the Oregon Air National Guard will rocket through the skies during a dramatic flyover as the National Anthem is being performed.
Patriotic Pre-Race Ceremonial Lap
In addition to the pre-race Flyover, a Garton Tractor Truck with an American Flag in tow will make a ceremonial lap around the Sonoma Raceway road course during the National Anthem performance.
Honorary Pace Car Driver
Emmy-award winning Food Network star Guy Fieri, owner of Johnny Garlic’s restaurant in nearby Santa Rosa and several other dining establishments in Northern California, New York and Las Vegas, will lead the field to the green flag in a Toyota Camry while serving as the Honorary Pace Car Driver.
The Command: Drivers, Start Your Engines!, 1:02 p.m.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan along with other Toyota executives will say the most famous words in motorsports and give the official command for the drivers to start their engines.
Green Flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race (90 laps, 226.8 miles/350 km), 1:14 p.m.