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Toyota / Save Mart 350 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Infineon Raceway:

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  • Number of previous races: 23.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 11, 1989, won by Ricky Rudd.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 26, 2011, won by Kurt Busch.
  • Won from pole: 5, last time by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 14 times in 23 races (61%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 17 times (74%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 2 times (9%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2007.
  • Most laps led: 92, by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Davey Allison in 1991 and Dale Earnhardt in 1995.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 81.413 mph by Ernie Irvan in 1992.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 99.309 mph by Rusty Wallace in 2000.
    • Most lead changes: 12 in 2010 and 2011.
    • Closest finish: Jeff Gordon's .197 second margin over Mark Martin in 1999.
    • Most caution flags: 9 in 1990.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Sonoma race had 10.0 lead changes, 6.4 cautions for 15.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 12.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 10, Ford 6, Dodge 3, Pontiac 2, Buick 1, Toyota 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 6, Joe Gibbs 3, Robert Yates 3, Richard Childress 2, Roger Penske 2, all others 7.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Sonoma races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (21 races) Terry Labonte (21 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (15) Joe Nemechek (15)
    Top 10: Joe Nemechek (15) Joe Nemechek (15)
    Pole: Bobby Labonte, Michael Waltrip (19) D. Jarrett, B. Labonte, S. Marlin, M. Waltrip (19)
    Lap led: Bobby Labonte (19) Bobby Labonte (19)
    Lead-lap finish: Tony Raines (1) Tom Hubert, John Krebs (6)


  • Top career marks at Sonoma:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte, Mark Martin (21) Terry Labonte, Mark Martin (21)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (5) Jeff Gordon (5)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (12) Jeff Gordon (12)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (15) Jeff Gordon (15)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (5) Jeff Gordon (5)
    Laps: Mark Martin (1,975) Mark Martin (1,975)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (437) Jeff Gordon (437)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (19) Mark Martin (19)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Sonoma (3 or more starts):

    1. Jeff Gordon (8.7)
    2. Juan Pablo Montoya (9.0)
    3. Clint Bowyer (11.2)
    4. Tony Stewart (11.5)
    5. Mark Martin (11.9)
    6. Ryan Newman (12.4)
    7. Marcos Ambrose (14.0)
    8. Jimmie Johnson (14.7)
    9. Elliott Sadler (15.4)
    10. Greg Biffle (15.8)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Sonoma (3 or more starts):

    1. Reed Sorenson (36.3)
    2. Sam Hornish, Jr. (35.0)
    3. Dave Blaney (31.1)
    4. Scott Riggs (31.0)
    5. Mike Wallace (30.8)
    6. David Reutimann (28.8)
    7. Joe Nemechek (28.6)
    8. David Ragan (28.0)
    9. Regan Smith (28.0)
    10. J.J. Yeley (26.7)


    Current top-10 drivers at Sonoma:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 12 0 0 1 0 1306 0 20.2 21.5 71.8
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 12 0 0 0 0 1241 9 21.1 22.2 65.4
    Greg Biffle 9 0 2 3 0 991 9 17.8 15.8 78.4
    Jimmie Johnson 10 1 3 5 0 1098 85 17.3 14.7 94.1
    Denny Hamlin 6 0 1 2 0 647 48 21.5 20.8 83.2
    Kevin Harvick 11 0 3 4 0 1216 10 15.8 16.1 82.7
    Martin Truex, Jr. 6 0 0 1 0 621 1 18.7 21.7 73.6
    Tony Stewart 13 2 4 8 1 1419 82 10.1 11.5 107.9
    Clint Bowyer 6 0 3 4 0 665 2 19.0 11.2 85.1
    Brad Keselowski 2 0 0 1 0 212 0 25.5 22.5 72.4

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Sonoma: Marcos Ambrose (108.8), Kurt Busch (106.1), Juan Pablo Montoya (104.0), Jeff Gordon (99.1), Ryan Newman (93.4), Kyle Busch (92.1), Jamie McMurray (86.6), Carl Edwards (85.8), Jeff Burton (81.9).