2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Sonoma Raceway Race Page

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Sonoma Raceway
Time: 8:00pm/et
Laps 70 - Stages: 20/25/25
TV: FS1 -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Aric Almirola snags first road course win at Sonoma: Aric Almirola knew Sonoma Raceway is a track that wouldn’t make him look like a “wanker.” Far from it. Holding off the dominant car of Kyle Larson—until Larson made a critical mistake—and then outrunning road course ace AJ Allmendinger over the final laps, Almirola won Saturday’s DoorDash 250 at the 1.99-mile road course.(Read more)(6-10-2023)

Taking the lead on a late restart, #28-Aric Almirola won the inaugural Xfinity Series Season race at Sonoma Raceway. The victory is his fourth in the series and first since 2017 at Talladega. The win is also the first in RSS Racing team history.
#10-AJ Allmendinger held off #17-Kyle Larson for second, as Larson slipped to third. Larson led a race-high 53 laps and won both stages but hit a tire bundle in Turn 11 while chasing down Almirola and lost control of his car. #19-Ty Gibbs placed fourth, with #48-Parker Kligerman being the first series regular in fifth.
#00-Cole Custer rebounded from a 26th-place starting position to finish sixth. #7-Justin Allgaier, #21-Austin Hill, #18-Sammy Smith and #1-Sam Mayer made up the top 10.
There were 10 lead changes among six drivers and two cautions for eight yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 76.388 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Sonoma:
Aric Almirola(i) won the DoorDash 250, his fourth victory in 104 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one race at Sonoma Raceway.
AJ Allmendinger(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Sonoma Raceway. It is his
second top-10 finish in 2023.
Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Sonoma Raceway.
Sammy Smith (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
John Hunter Nemechek leads the point standings by 4 points over Austin Hill.

Xfinity Series Playoff Standings after Sonoma (Race 14 of 33):
1)#21-Austin Hill (3 wins)
2)#20-John Hunter Nemechek (2 wins, regular season championship leader)
3)#7-Justin Allgaier (1 win)
4)#00-Cole Custer (1 win)
5)#16-Chandler Smith (1 win)
6)#18-Sammy Smith (1 win)
7)#27-Jeb Burton (1 win)
8)#8-Josh Berry 435, +91
9)#2-Sheldon Creed 424, +80
10)#1-Sam Mayer 385, +41
11)#98-Riley Herbst 371, +27
12)#11-Daniel Hemric 362, +18
Currently below playoff cutline
13)#48-Parker Kligerman 344, -18
14)#9-Brandon Jones 335, -27
15)#25-Bret Moffitt 292, -70
16)#39-Ryan Sieg 285, -77
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #78-Anthony Alfredo (backup car)

Pit Stall Selections

In his first Xfinity Series start for Hendrick Motorsports in 2023, #17-Kyle Larson won the pole for the DoorDash 250 at Sonoma Raceway (91.393 mph) by three-quarters of a second. It is his sixth career pole.
#7-Justin Allgaier improved from a disappointing practice session on Saturday to qualify second (90.562 mph). #2-Sheldon Creed (90.429 mph), #28-Aric Almirola (90.375 mph) and #10-AJ Allmendinger (90.274 mph) round out the top five.
#1-Sam Mayer will start from sixth, with #19-Ty Gibbs, #11-Daniel Hemric, #20-John Hunter Nemechek and #18-Sammy Smith completing the top 10.
Did Not Qualify: #6-Brennan Poole. #35-Leland Honeyman Jr., #66-Mason Filippi
See the complete Sonoma Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Sonoma:
Kyle Larson(i) won the Pole Award for the DoorDash 250 with a lap of 78.387 seconds, 91.393 mph.
This is his sixth pole in 113 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2023.
This is his first pole in one races at Sonoma Raceway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2023 and his first in one race at Sonoma
Sheldon Creed (third) posted his first top-10 start at Sonoma Raceway. It is his 12th in 14 races this
Sammy Smith (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the DoorDash 250 Xfinity Series race at Sonoma Raceway is complete. After 50 minutes, the top five, slowest, news and notes:
#17-Kyle Larson 90.392 mph
#2- Sheldon Creed 89.066 mph
#10-AJ Allmendinger 89.052 mph
#00-Cole Custer 89.020 mph
#19-Ty Gibbs 88.989 mph
Slowest: #45-Jeffrey Earnhardt 84.863 mph
Most laps run: #11-Daniel Hemric, 21
Notes: #6-Brennan Poole and #38-Joe Graf Jr. went off course in Turn 10; #8-Josh Berry spun and nudged the tire barrels in Turn 11. The red flag came out twice: #27-Jeb Burton stalled on the track with a flat tire and #78-Anthony Alfredo had his throttle hang going into Turn 1 and hit the concrete wall.
See full Sonoma Practice Results.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

There are 41 cars on the entry list for the DoorDash 250 Xfinity Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
Three drivers/teams will miss the show.
Notables: #4-Ty Dillon, #07-Daniel Suarez, #08-Kyle Weatherman, #10-AJ Allmendinger, #17-Kyle Larson, #19-Ty Gibbs, #24-Connor Mosack, #28-Aric Almirola, #29-Alex Labbe, #35-Leland Honeyman, #36-Alex Labbe, #43-Dylan Lupton, #44-Sage Karam, #53-Brad Perez, #66-Mason Filippi, #91-Ross Chastain
See the full entry list on the Sonoma Entry List page.

TandemDraft Stats – Sonoma

Sonoma At-Track Schedule