NSCS: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview

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Race Info

Date- Sunday June 24th, 2012

Location- Sonoma, California

Start Time- 3:18 PM EST

Distance- 110 Laps, 218.9 Miles

Broadcast TV- TNT

Broadcast Radio- PRN

Weather Forecast

High 74 F Low 47 F

Chance of rain- 0%

Sunny

Past Race Winners

2011- Kurt Busch

2010- Jimmie Johnson

2009- Kasey Kahne

2008- Kyle Busch

2007- Juan Pablo Montoya

Notables yet to win Toyota/Save Mart 350

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Kevin Harvick

Marcos Ambrose

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks to win back-to-back races

Matt Kenseth looks to keep point’s lead

Kurt Busch looks to win second straight Sonoma race

Kyle Busch looks to avoid getting a fourth straight DNF (Did Not Finish)

Marcos Ambrose looks for first Sonoma win

Road Course Ringers in the field include; Brain Simo, Boris Said and David Mayhew

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart

Group B- Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya, A.J Allmendinger, Joey Logano

Group C- Brian Vickers, Boris Said

Event Schedule **Sonoma is in the Pacific Time Zone**

Sprint Cup Practice 3:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM PT Friday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Qualifying 6:40 PM EST/ 3:40 PM PT Friday (TV airs qualifying Fri. at 11:00 PM EST on SPEED)

Sprint Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST/ 9:30 AM PT Saturday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Practice 1:45 PM EST/ 10:45 AM PT Saturday (TV airs practice Sat. at 11:00 PM EST on SPEED)

Sprint Cup Race 3:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM PT Sunday on TNT

Next race- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Kentucky

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet McDonald’s Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
7 Robby Gordon Orange, CA Dodge MAPEI Robby Gordon
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Stanley Richard Petty
10 Tomy Drissi Hollywood, CA Chevrolet Ice Age Continental Drift Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Ground J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M / US Stationary Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Ford EcoBoost John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Moen Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Rheem Richard Childress
30 Brian Simo Carlsbad, CA Toyota TRG Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Wheaties Richard Childress
32 Boris Said Carlsbad, CA Ford HendrickCars.com Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht* Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Green 1 High Performance Green Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford 1-800LoanMart Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Quicken Loans / Childrens Tumor Foundation Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Medallion Financial Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Clorox Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
55 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Toyota RK Motors Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Β  Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
98 David Mayhew Atascadero, CA Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Aflac Jack Roush
119 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
195 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Leavine Family Racing Bob Leavine
249 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson

 

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