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Toyota/Save Mart 350

Sonoma Raceway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #16 of 36

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:13pm/et
Laps/Stages: 90 laps total. Stages end on laps: 20/40/90
Distance: 226.8 miles


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 6:00pm/et, FS1 and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, June 21, 2:35-3:55pm/et, TV-FS1 at 3:00pm/et;
Friday, June 21, 5:35-6:55pm/et, TV-FS1.

Qualifying: Saturday, June 22 at 3:10pm/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, June 20
2:00 PM-4:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, June 21
8:30 AM -6:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:35 AM-12:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
2:35 PM-3:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, June 22
7:30 AM-1:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:10 PM (3:10 PM/ET) MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)

Sunday, June 23
8:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TURN ELEVEN)
11:20 AM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) MENCS RACE (STAGES 20/40/90 LAPS = 226.8 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Contingency awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Weekend at-track schedule


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch in dominant Sonoma victory: Dominant in defense of last year’s victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway. With three-lap fresher tires after the final set of green-flag pit stops at the 2.52-mile road course—which for the first time since 1997 featured use of the carousel connecting Turns 4 and 7—Busch closed an 8.269-second gap to slightly more than a second over the last 24 laps.[More](6-23-2019)

#19-Martin Truex, Jr. won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. The win is his 4th win of 2019, 3rd win at Sonoma and 23rd career win.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #12-Blaney, #95-DiBenedetto (his career best finish), #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #6-Newman, #20-Jones, #10-Almirola, and pole sitter #42-Larson.
Truex lead 59 of the 90 laps. He made his final pit stop three laps before Busch and was able to hold Busch off the rest of the way.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Byron. He finished 19th.
Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There were 7 lead changes among 5 drivers and 2 cautions for 6 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 83.922mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Sonoma
Martin Truex Jr. won the 31st Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350, his 23rd victory in 493 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in 14 races at Sonoma Raceway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Sonoma Raceway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2019.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Sonoma Raceway.
Daniel Hemric (15th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by one point over Kyle Busch.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(6-23-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Sonoma:
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins]
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [4 wins]
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins] 643pts (points leader)
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 573
8) #1-Kurt Busch, 509
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, 468
10) #88-Alex Bowman, 460
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 460
12) #14-Clint Boywer, 430
13) #41-Daniel Suarez, 421
14) #24-William Byron, 419
15) #42-Kyle Larson, 408
16) #6-Ryan Newman, 391
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 390
18) #20-Erik Jones, 386
19) #21-Paul Menard, 353
20) #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 348
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

To the rear: #41 Suarez (engine change), #20-Jones (unapproved adjustments), #15-Chastain (driver change), #51-Yeley (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #42-Larson chose pit stall 2, the first available.
Outside pole sitter #24-Byron took the 11th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#22-Logano, starts 3rd and chose the 7th stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #12-Blaney, who starts 8th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(6-22-2019)

Sonoma Paint Schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Kyle Larson hopes to convert pole run into Sunday win at Sonoma: Winning poles at Sonoma Raceway is nothing new for Kyle Larson, who proved that definitively on Saturday, powering his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to his third straight top starting spot at the 2.52-mile road course, which features the addition of the carousel this year. What has been far less predictable is Larson’s finishing position in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, a statistic Larson hopes to rectify on Sunday (3 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Larson has finished 26th and 14th in his last two outings at Sonoma and has never run better than 12th in five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at the track.[More](6-22-2019)

#42-Kyle Larson won the Busch pole for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway with a speed of 95.712mph for his 1st pole of 2019, 3rd at Sonoma and 8th of his career.
#24-Byron will start 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #9-Elliott, #41-Suarez, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #19-Truex, Jr., #12-Blaney, #37-Buescher, and #48-Johnson.
#42-Larson was also quickest in the first round with a speed of 95.901mph.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 38 were entered for 40 spots
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(6-22-2019)

Sonoma Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kyle Larson won the Busch Pole Award for the 31st Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 with a lap of 94.784 seconds, 95.712 mph.
This is his eighth pole in 199 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his third consecutive pole (2017-2019) in six races at Sonoma Raceway. Larson ties Ricky Rudd (1990-1992) for the series-most consecutive poles at Sonoma with three each.
William Byron (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2019 and his second in two races at Sonoma Raceway.
Joey Logano (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Sonoma Raceway. It is his 12th in 16 races this season.
Ryan Preece (20th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(6-22-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 80 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#42-Larson 95.469
#1-Busch 94.986
#10-Almirola 94.421
#14-Bowyer 94.273
#95-DiBenedetto 94.190
Slowest: #77-Haley 92.183 & #51-Yeley 89.527mph
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 36 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 19 drivers): #14-Bowyer 93.416mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(6-21-2019)

First practice for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#19-Truex, Jr. 95.326
#12-Blaney 95.195
#37-Buescher 95.041
#48-Johnson 95.035
#34-McDowell 94.773
Slowest: #52-Ware 88.910 & #15-Weatherman (filling in for Chastain) 87.484mph.
Most laps run: #24-Byron, 27 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 5 drivers):  #42-Larson 92.001mph.
Notes: Several drivers ran off course during the session, but no one did much damage.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(6-21-2019)

Entry List for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #51-Yeley, #52-Ware, #77-Haley, #96-Kligerman.
Since only 38 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

June 2018: see the Sonoma Race Info page

Sunday Sonoma Notebook

Saturday Sonoma Notebook

Friday Sonoma Notebook

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Sonoma and Gateway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Toyota / Save Mart 350

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Representatives from Toyota Racing Development
Command to start engines: Representatives from Toyota Racing Development
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Color Guard: Travis Air Force Color Guard
Invocation: Rev. Peadar Dalton, Sonoma Valley Interfaith Ministerial Association
National Anthem: Tower of Power
Flyover: F-15C Eagles, 123d Fighter Squadron Redhawks, Oregon Air National Guard


WEATHER

Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Bug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Sonoma / Gateway