Toyota/ Save Mart 350 Preview

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NASCAR will be twisting and turning into beautiful wine country in Sonoma this weekend for some road racing which always happens to feature some road rage. Drivers get amped up for these races and they know that to win, you need to have a perfect day. Any driver can have that perfect race and last year’s winner, Clint Bowyer, is the perfect example. The Kansas Boy pulled off the win because he and his crew were flawless all race long. This year’s race will be another special one that you won’t want to miss.

The Toyota/ Save Mart 350 is schedule for Sunday, June 23, 2013 and the green flag will wave around 3:19 PM EST (12:19 PM PT). Drivers will be beating and banging around the ten turn course for 218.9 miles and 110 laps. Sonoma’s weather is usually flawless, but this weekend there is a 30% chance of showers on Sunday with a high of 75 F. You can watch the race on TNT or take a listen to it on PRN.

Clint Bowyer was victorious last time the Sprint Cup Series was at Sonoma after he held the lead on a late restart. Bowyer was not thought of as a road course racer before the victory, but now you don’t want to count him out. He’ll surprise you at just about everything so he could pull of two straight Sonoma victories this weekend.

Michigan was a weekend to forget for Hendrick Motorsports, but they’ll look to rebound this weekend and they likely will with Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon’s road racing talent. You can never count Johnson out of the mix anymore due to his great performances this season. The guys chasing him are hoping they won’t have to contend with him this weekend so they could make up some ground on the points leader.

Road course ringers are scattered through the field this weekend and they’ll look to shake-up the Cup regulars’ party. The ringers in the field include Justin Marks, Alex Kennedy (Cup debut), Boris Said, Ron Fellows, Victor Gonzalez Jr. (Cup Debut), Jacques Villeneuve, Paulie Harrake (Cup Debut), and Tomy Drissi.

Some of the best racing in NASCAR occurs on road courses. Sonoma never fails to disappoint with constant battles happening all over the track. In past years, this track has proven to be anyone’s game and not just road course specialists’. Clint Bowyer won here so anyone else can do the same. The usual players will be strong and the new faces entered this weekend will be around to shake-up the field. It’ll be wild, exciting, and interesting to see who can emerge victorious on the left and right turns of Sonoma.

Track Schedule

1:00-1:45 PM PT (4:00-4:45 PM EST) (Friday) Sprint Cup Series Practice, televised on SPEED

3:30-5:00 PM PT (6:30-8:00 PM EST) (Friday) Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, televised on SPEED

11:00 AM PT (2:00 PM EST) (Saturday) Sprint Cup Series Qualifying, televised on SPEED

12:00 PM PT (3:00 PM EST) (Sunday) Sprint Cup Series’ Race, the Toyota/ Save Mart 350, televised on TNT

Next Race– Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY

By Jason Schultz

Entry List via Jayski.com

Car#

Driver

Manu  

Sponsor

Owner

Owner
Points
Rank

Owner
Race
Attempts

1

1

Jamie   McMurray

Chevy

Cessna

Felix   Sabates

23

15

2

2

Brad   Keselowski (PC1)

Ford

Miller   Lite

Roger   Penske

9

15

3

5

Kasey   Kahne

Chevy

Farmers   Insurance

Linda   Hendrick

12

15

4

7

Justin   Marks

Chevy

GoPro

Tommy   Baldwin

32

15

5

9

Marcos   Ambrose

Ford

Stanley

Richard   Petty

26

15

6

10

Danica   Patrick #

Chevy

GoDaddy.com

Gene   Haas

29

15

7

11

Denny   Hamlin

Toyota

FedEx   Freight

J   D Gibbs

17

15

8

13

Casey   Mears

Ford

GEICO

Bob   Germain

27

15

9

14

Tony   Stewart (PC2)

Chevy

Mobil   1 / Bass Pro Shops

Margaret   Haas

10

15

10

15

Clint   Bowyer

Toyota

5-Hour   Energy

Rob   Kauffman

3

15

11

16

Greg   Biffle

Ford

3M

Jack   Roush

8

15

12

17

Ricky   Stenhouse Jr. #

Ford

Ford   Ecoboost

John   Henry

21

15

13

18

Kyle   Busch

Toyota

M&M’s

Joe   Gibbs

6

15

14

19

Alex   Kennedy

Toyota

MediaMaster

Randy   Humphrey

44

14

15

20

Matt   Kenseth (PC5)

Toyota

Husky   Tools

Joe   Gibbs

5

15

16

22

Joey   Logano

Ford

Shell-Pennzoil

Walter   Czarnecki

14

15

17

24

Jeff   Gordon (PC6)

Chevy

Drive   to End Hunger

Rick   Hendrick

16

15

18

27

Paul   Menard

Chevy

Menards   / Moen

Richard   Childress

11

15

19

29

Kevin   Harvick

Chevy

Rheem

Richard   Childress

4

15

20

30

David   Stremme

Toyota

Lean1

Brandon   Davis

33

15

21

31

Jeff   Burton

Chevy

Utility   Trailers

Richard   Childress

18

15

22

32

Boris   Said

Ford

Hendrickcars.com

Frank   Stoddard

39

15

23

33

Ron   Fellows

Chevy

Canadian   Tire

Joe   Falk

36

15

24

34

David   Ragan

Ford

Taco   Bell

Bob   Jenkins

30

15

25

35

Josh   Wise(i)

Ford

MDS   Transport

Jerry   Freeze

37

15

26

36

Victor   Gonzalez Jr.

Chevy

TBA

Allan   Heinke

35

15

27

37

J.J.   Yeley

Chevy

TBA

Larry   Gunselman

49

0

28

38

David   Gilliland

Ford

Long   John Silver’s

Brad   Jenkins

31

15

29

39

Ryan   Newman

Chevy

Haas   Automation 30th Anniversary

Tony   Stewart

20

15

30

42

Juan   Pablo Montoya

Chevy

Target

Chip   Ganassi

24

15

31

43

Aric   Almirola

Ford

Farmland

Richard   Petty

15

15

32

47

Bobby   Labonte (PC7)

Toyota

Kingsford

Tad   Geschickter

28

15

33

48

Jimmie   Johnson (PC3)

Chevy

Lowe’s

Jeff   Gordon

1

15

34

51

Jacques   Villeneuve

Chevy

TAG   Heuer Eyewear

James   Finch

25

15

35

52

Paulie   Harrake (i)

Ford

HASA   Pool Products

Bob   Keselowski

47

2

36

55

Brian   Vickers(i)

Toyota

RK   Motors Charlotte

Michael   Waltrip

19

15

37

56

Martin   Truex Jr.

Toyota

NAPA   Auto Parts

Michael   Waltrip

13

15

38

78

Kurt   Busch (PC4)

Chevy

Furniture   Row / Sealy

Barney   Vissar

22

15

39

83

David   Reutimann

Toyota

Burger   King / Dr. Pepper

Ron   Devine

34

15

40

87

Tomy   Drissi

Toyota

The   Wolverine Movie – Corn

Andrea   Nemechek

41

15

41

88

Dale   Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy

National   Guard

Rick   Hendrick

7

15

42

93

Travis   Kvapil

Toyota

Burger   King / Dr. Pepper

Ron   Devine

38

15

43

99

Carl   Edwards

Ford

Aflac

Jack   Roush

2

15

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