Not Just Left Turns
This weekend NASCAR visits one of two road courses on the Sprint Cup Series circuit.
Drivers and race fans have descended on California Wine Country as NASCAR’s premier series visits Sonoma, California this weekend for some precision racing with right hand turns as well left handers. Sonoma Raceway is one of two road courses on the Cup tour.
The Toyota/Save Mart 350 consists of 110 laps around the 1.99-mile track. In Friday’s first practice session, Kurt Busch was the fastest over Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers. In the final Happy Hour practice on Friday, Bowyer was the fastest ahead of Paul Menard and Carl Edwards.
In qualifying on Saturday, Jamie McMurray won the pole for his first pole of 2014, his first at Sonoma and the 10th of his career. McMurray has never won a race from the pole. A.J. Allmendinger will start alongside of McMurray on the front row for Sunday’s race. Kyle Larson starts third, with Carl Edwards fourth and Kurt Busch rolling off fifth.
Here is the complete starting lineup.