NASCAR Street Racing this Week at Sonoma within the Toyota/Save Mart 350

NASCAR racing at Sonoma Raceway in 2019

NASCAR racing at Sonoma Raceway in 2019
NASCAR racing at Sonoma Raceway in 2019 (Photograph credit score: YouTube)

This weekend shall be one other street course because the NASCAR Cup Sequence heads to Sonoma Raceway in California for the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Street course stops on the circuit are the place any driver has an actual shot at successful. It doesn’t take the largest groups within the sport with probably the most cash to win on a street course. The smallest single-car workforce can play the best technique and discover themselves with an opportunity to win on the finish of a street course race. Here’s what the groups shall be dealing with at Sonoma.

Sonoma Raceway Information
Observe Dimension: 2.52-miles
Variety of Turns: 12 various
Observe: Multi-Elevational Street Course

Toyota/Save Mart 350 Information
Season Race #: 15 of 36 (06-06-21)
Race Size
: 90 laps / 226.8 miles
Stage 1 and a couple of Size: 20 laps (every)
Last Stage Size: 50 laps

A 90-lap race doesn’t look like a lot for a NASCAR race. Nevertheless, when you think about every lap will take greater than a minute and a half to finish (in comparison with round thirty seconds at Charlotte Motor Speedway final weekend) it’s a difficult job for drivers. The NASCAR Cup Sequence didn’t race at Sonoma in 2020. That implies that drivers shall be rolling again two years of their reminiscences for find out how to get across the monitor. Listed below are the energetic drivers who’ve met that problem effectively throughout their careers within the high NASCAR division.

Prime 12 Sonoma Driver Scores
Kurt Busch ………….105.2
Martin Truex Jr. ……..96.8
Kevin Harvick ……….94.5
Kyle Busch …………..93.7
Chase Elliott …………89.4
Ryan Newman ……….85.7
Denny Hamlin ……….84.9
Kyle Larson ………….83.0
Joey Logano ………….82.7
Brad Keselowski ……..78.9
Ryan Blaney ………….77.7
Daniel Suarez …………74.9
Observe: Driver Scores compiled from 2005-2020 races (15 complete) amongst energetic drivers at Sonoma Raceway.

There are solely 4 energetic drivers which have ever gained a NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Sonoma Raceway.

Martin Truex Jr – 3 Wins (2013, 2018, 2019)
Kyle Busch – 2 Wins (2008, 2015)
Kevin Harvick – 1 Win (2017)
Kurt Busch – 1 Win (2011)

Amongst these 4 drivers who’ve gained at Sonoma, solely two of them (Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch) have gained within the 2021 NASCAR Cup Sequence season to this point. Can both Kevin Harvick or Kurt Busch double their profession Sonoma wins to attain their first win of the season?

With the excessive variety of drivers that haven’t gained a Cup Sequence race at Sonoma, likelihood would favor a first-time winner this weekend. Nevertheless, the percentages would seemingly level in direction of Martin Truex Jr. this weekend. He does have three earlier Sonoma wins (probably the most) and three 2021 NASCAR Cup Sequence wins (additionally probably the most).

We should see the way it all performs out Sunday, June sixth beginning at 3 p.m. central time (4 p.m. japanese time) within the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

By: Buck Stevens
Buck Stevens

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