THE RACE: Toyota/Save Mart 350
TRACK: Sonoma Raceway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #16 of 36
<!– THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE –>
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Sonoma, CA
Title Sponsor: Toyota/Save Mart
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:18pm/et
NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 1:30pm/et on FoxSports1(FS1)
<!– NASCAR Sunday Pre-Race Show: at x:00pm/et on FOX –>
Television Race Coverage: FS1, 3:00pm/et
Friday, June 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm/et, TV-FS1;
Saturday, June 23, 11:30 am – 6:30 pm/et, TV-FS1
Qualifying for positions 1-40, Saturday, June 24 at 2:45 pm/et, TV-FS1;
re-air scheduled: none
In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon
Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum
In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds
Race Host: Chris Myers
Analysts: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip
Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
TV Listings, Links and Info:
see the TV Listings and Links page
Thursday, June 22
2:00 PM-4:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, June 23
9:00 AM-4:00 PM MENCS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM-7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 PM-1:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:30 PM-4:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, June 24
7:00 AM-4:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:45 AM (2:45 PM/ET) MENCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
Sunday, June 25
7:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
11:20 AM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) MENCS RACE (110 LAPS, 218.9 MILES)
MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time
June 2016: see the Sonoma Race Info page
Grand Marshal: Cristela Alonzo
Command to start engines: Cristela Alonzo
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
National Anthem: Broadway star Natalie Gallo
Flyover: Oregon Air National Guard
<!– a look at many new, notes and story lines for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Sonoma Raceway –>
<!– a look at some of the top statistical performers and top-10 driver ratings at Sonoma Raceway, see the stats on the Statistical Advance – Analyzing Sonoma page –>
<!– Lucky Dogs, drivers that got a lap during the cautions (and their finish):
Caution 1: no driver a lap down
Caution 2: no driver a lap down
Caution 3: #33-JEarnhardt, 38th
Caution 4: #23-Gaulding, 5th
Caution 5: #15-Soresnon, 30th
Caution 6: #95-McDowell, 15th
<!– See the starting lineup for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on the Starting Lineup Page (pdf). –>
<!– To the back: none reported –>
NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR’s Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.
Wave Around: how the wave around rule works: All vehicles between the leader and the caution vehicle at the start/finish line when the “one to go” signal is given by the starter are considered “Wave Around” eligible. “Wave Around” vehicles will not be permitted to enter pit road at any time during this yellow flag/caution period. “Wave Around” vehicles must receive the green flag on the race track before being permitted to enter pit road without a penalty. Vehicles under a penalty and the “Free Pass” vehicle will not be eligible to receive a “Wave Around”.
<!– 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.
With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (X,X,X) have been eliminated, are not in play and don’t count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
Pole sitter #24-Elliott chose pit stall 4, the first stall available [as do most pole sitters].
Outside pole sitter #88-Earnhardt, Jr. took pit stall 21, with an opening in front of it.
#1-McMurray, who starts 3rd, took the 20th stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #2-Keselowski, who starts 7th.
To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com’s Pit Stall Selection chart.(6-24-2017) –>
Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF’s: (will be added as available)<!–
Official Race & Points Report
Cumlative Race Report
Happy Hour Practice Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List–>
<!– Harvick wins Sonoma pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway with speed of 190.398mph for his 1st pole of 2017, 2nd at Sonoma and 18th of his career. Harvick has won 5 times from the 17 previous poles.
#31-Newman will start 2nd followed by #31-Newman, #18-Busch, #17-Stenhouse Jr., #2-Keselowski, #22-Logano, #1-McMurray, #42-Larson, #78-Truex Jr., #11-Hamlin, #24-Elliott and #88-Earnhardt Jr.
#31-Newman was fastest in the second round with a speed of 189.772mph, will start 2nd
#18-Busch was fastest in the first round with a speed of 190.280mph, will start 3rd
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 39 were entered for 40 spots
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(6-24-2017) –>
<!– Pole story for this race:
(NASCAR Wire Service)(6-24-2017) –>
<!– Sonoma Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
(NASCAR Statistics)(6-24-2017) –>
<!– First Round of Qualifying for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
the rest of the top 24: 41 6 24 17 47 42 19 32 21 78 3 27 2 22 48 88 10 77;
out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2:
Drivers who will miss the race: none, 39 entered
Coverage of Qualifying for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:30pm/et.
Television (TV): FS1, 2:30pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)<!– Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN) –>
Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
• Round 1 — All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
• Round 2 — The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
• Round 3 — The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.
<!– Qualifying Order for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is posted.
The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #27-Menard.
The final driver lined up on pit road will be #19-Suarez.
The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
After the first round, the cars lined up by speed.
For the qualifying order, see the Qualifying Order page (pdf).(6-23-2017) –>
<!– Happy Hour (final) practice for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
slowest: #51-Ware 164.628 & #55-Cope 173.864
best 10 consecutive lap ave #31-Newman 181.429
notes: no accidents or incidents
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf) (6-23-2017) –>
<!– First Friday practice for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five and notes:
slowest: #33-JEarnhardt 183.906 & #51-Hill 184.219
most laps run: #18-Busch, 32; #42-Larson, 31
No driver ran 10 consecutive laps during this practice.
See fastest speeds, laps run on the Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf)(6-23-2017) –>
<!– Entry List for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
36 teams with Charters are guaranteed to make the field. The rest need to make the field via qualifying / qualifying races / rules book (owners attempts/points).
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Sorenson, #23-Gaulding, #33-JEarnhardt, #51-Hill*, #55-Cope*, #83-LaJoie*
Drivers who currently to not drive for a team with a Charter and need to race into the field: #51-Hill*, #55-Cope*, #83-LaJoie*.
Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): none
Since only 39 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf) –>
For qualifying rules and formats, see the Qualifying Rules page
How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph
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