Chip Ganassi Racing Duo, Allmendinger To Start In Top 5, Can They Buck Trend A Finish There?

Surprise, surprise, both Chip Ganassi Racing cars to go along with AJ Allmendinger dominated qualifying for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Sonoma Raceway. Kyle Larson earned his second straight pole on the 1.99-mile track and while his teammate Jamie McMurray started second last year, he will roll off one row behind in fourth this weekend. Larson, has started in the top five in all five of his Sonoma starts. McMurray, has three front row starting spots in his last six years with a fourth…

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For 2nd Straight Year, Larson Earns Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pole (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Kyle Larson described road racing as a similar trait to racing on dirt. The way and finesse you have to drive around Sonoma and Watkins Glen reminds him of how to get around places like Eldora, Knoxville and other dirt tracks around the nation. He’s showing he’s right in that assessment. 

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McDowell Driver To Watch For Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

We could very well see a 10th straight different winner in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Sonoma Raceway. Beginning with Kasey Kahne’s 2009 win on the wine country track, we’ve seen a different driver win in every year since. Seeing how both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices shaped up on Friday, it’s looking like we very well could see another new winner on Sunday afternoon. But, one driver is standing out among others that could not just win on Sunday, but he could…

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SHR Leads Both Cup Practices In Sonoma As Field Looks To Be Wide Open

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had their lone two practice sessions of the weekend on Friday at the Sonoma Raceway. After both practices, it’s safe to say Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is as wide open as ever before. There’s a reason that we’ve seen nine straight different winners in this race. With how today’s practice sessions went, Sunday’s race could be just as wild as the past decade. Stewart-Haas Racing has the be the overall favorite to take the checkered flag first though. After…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The first of two road course races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is up this weekend as the stars of NASCAR’s premiere series will visit the Sonoma Raceway. Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is full of storylines as usual. Here are the top five. 

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Kasey Kahne Looking To Play Sleeper Role This Weekend In Sonoma

The Stewart-Haas Racing camp are obviously the favorites heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They have won seven of the first 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2018 including the last one two weeks ago in Michigan. They’d finish 1-2-3 that day. Plus, they’ve also reached victory lane in the last two races in Sonoma. But, I have my eye on a sleeper per say for this weekend’s race. No, I’m not talking about AJ Allmendinger. I’m talking about Kasey Kahne. While he’s…

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5 Early Favorites, 5 Early Sleepers For Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The next few weeks will see a couple of different “wild card” races for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We all know how restrictor plate races go, so the July 7 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway is a crap shoot in itself. But, first things first, we have Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Here are some favorites and sleepers to watch. 

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After Sonoma’s Tweeted Picture, It Goes To Show That Race Should Be Move Up To Spring

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR is about to wrap up their west coast swing on Sunday in Fontana. That mixed with a photo that Sonoma Raceway tweeted out on Wednesday got me thinking. That’s a dangerous thing too. But, in my warped brain of mine, I wondered why not move Sonoma’s Verizon IndyCar Series date up to the spring? I mean, think about it, NASCAR is wrapping up a west coast tour, why not start one for INDYCAR? They’re already at Phoenix on April 7, then Long Beach on April 15. Why can’t…

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Strong IndyCar Test For Majority Of The Teams at Sonoma On Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – 13 drivers took to the road course in Sonoma for the first of a big week of testing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following Monday’s test at the Northern California track, those teams and the others that weren’t taking a part in the test will meet in Phoenix for a three-day test on the 1.022-mile oval. But, as far as Monday’s test at Sonoma and how it went, it sounded like it went very smoothly for all 13 teams. Times were unofficial, but from what it sounds like, all…

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Sonoma Raceway Battling Wildfiles, So Far No Structural Damage, Threat

Multiple reports were coming out on Monday morning that the Sonoma Raceway was on fire, with wildfiles hitting the area of the Northern California race track. Unfortunately, part of that report is true, as wildfiles are in the North Bay area. Luckily, the track hasn’t been comprimsed yet. Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page issued a statement saying that the track is currently fine and not at an immediate risk. “All of us at Sonoma Raceway extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who have been touched…

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