Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy Cup Series Pre-Race thread

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    THE RACE: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy Cup Series Race

    TRACK: Sonoma Raceway


    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #16 of 36

    Date: Sunday June 23rd, 2019, Sonoma CA

    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:15 pm/et

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    All Times E/T

    Trucks are at Gateway


    TV SCHEDULE

    Friday, June 21

    3:00 PM, MENCS Sonoma practice, FS1
    4:30 PM, NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition, FS1
    5:30 PM, MENCS Sonoma final practice, FS1

    Saturday, June 22
    3:00 PM, MENCS Sonoma qualifying, FS1
    10:00 PM, NGOTS Gateway race, FS1

    Sunday, June 23
    2:00 PM, NASCAR RaceDay, FS1
    3:00 PM, MENCS Sonoma race, FS1




     
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  2. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I'll be at Sonoma all weekend. Hope it isn't too hot, if it is I might sit in the grandstand Friday/Saturday
     
  3. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    My hype has intensified even more after Michigan's race.
     
  4. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    I am always excited for Sonoma

    I honestly can not remember watching a race there with carousel, can someone tell what was the last year it was ran ?
     
  5. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Have good time :cheers:
     
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  6. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I wanna say 99 but my NASCAR memory has faded
     
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  7. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Lol then so has mine, I was watching then, CRS sucks, thank you.
     
  8. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Can’t wait to hear about drafting partners on a road course
     
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  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Badly-needed breath of fresh air.
     
  10. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Can't wait for this race! They're running the full course for the first time in about 20 years.
     
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  11. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    1997! Hard to believe they only ran the 2.52 mile version for 7 years!
     
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  12. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Prolly going to be mid-80s.
     
  13. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Not too bad. I went to Sonoma in 2013 and it was toasty but tolerable. Then it sprinkled on race day and it was amazing.
     
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  14. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    they added the carosel back in? Oh this gon be good, me happy
     
  15. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

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  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    2 weeks away ugh!
     
  17. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Kinda wish they would have maintained 110 laps, but I guess mechanical wear is a calculator on that, too. I feel like 85 laps is going to make it a fuel mileage race. I could be wrong.
     
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  18. Mr Excitement

    Mr Excitement Team Owner

    Does anyone have the entry list?
     
  19. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Love me road course racin!
     
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  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    It won't be released until probably Monday.
     
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  21. bigspud

    bigspud Team Owner

    i seem to remember the earnhardt paasssing mark martin in carousel for the win near end of race.
     
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  22. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    I was glad to see Big E win at a road course,it showed people how good a driver he really was.
     
  23. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    For some reason I keep thinking Kurt is a darkhorse to win here
     
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  24. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    I was pretty young the last time they raced the full course, so I don't really remember it. So I'm pretty excited to see the race on the course. I only ever really saw it in videos now that I'm older. I have grown to like the race here, so I hope for a good one.
     
  25. NC HillBilly

    NC HillBilly Back home where I belong

    I always felt the old config was better hopefully it's as good as it used to be with the modern cars.
     
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  26. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I think we'll see some brake failures coming off the drag strip for the U-turn. Hopefully not many. That's also going to be a prime dive-bomb spot, just like the short chute used to be. Dive bombs into the right hander into the inner section, and dive bombs into the right hander coming out of it.
     
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  27. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    AuzGrams, I'm all for it! :D
     
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  28. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I've heard rumors of the K&N race having 35 cars and more announcements of certain drivers running supposedly...
     
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  29. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Chastain Supporter

    Celebrating 50 years running.
     
  30. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  31. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    33 cars entered for the K&N West race, so refreshing to see a nice K&N entry list.
     
  32. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

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  33. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    I was a wee baby.
     
  34. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

  35. clarkfn2284

    clarkfn2284 Here to make you miserable.

    Just got our tickets for Sunday this afternoon. Last minute call. This will be 8 years in a row for us and 11 of the last 12 with the only year missed being 2011 when my Wife was expecting our Son. We have this place pretty much handled at this point. We stay left as we drive in and always end up parked right behind our seats in turn 9 and usually stop to eat at a diner just outside of the track as we navigate the traffic on the way out.

    I remember our first couple of trips getting stuck on the turn 2 side of the parking and walking all the way to turn 7 and then sitting in traffic for 3 hours in the parking lot.

    Now we have it perfectly set up. Can't wait.
     
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  36. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    This makes me wish they'd go back to racing in Sonoma in early May, or even earlier than that, when the grass is still green.
     
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  37. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Cant wait to see it on track this weekend
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  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yep, tribute to DW car. Man, I am going to miss DW but time marches on.
     
  39. clarkfn2284

    clarkfn2284 Here to make you miserable.

    Best looking car on track will be the PPG scheme for Blaney. That thing is sharp!
     
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  40. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    maybe if we tilt out head just so Parker Klingerman could be a wringer? :p Justin Haley is good on road courses, but I don't think the car is very good.
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