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

   

  • Number of previous races: 24.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 11, 1989, won by Ricky Rudd.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 24, 2012, won by Clint Bowyer.
  • Won from pole: 5, last time by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 14 times in 24 races (58%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 18 times (75%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 2 times (8%).
  • 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: 83.624 mph by Clint Bowyer in 2012.
    • 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 2008-2012 a typical Sonoma race had 9.4 lead changes, 5.4 cautions for 14.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 15.2 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

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

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 6, Joe Gibbs 3, Robert Yates 3, Richard Childress 2, Roger Penske 2, all others 8.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Sonoma races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (21 races) Terry Labonte (21 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (16) Joe Nemechek (16)
    Top 10: Joe Nemechek (16) Joe Nemechek (16)
    Pole: Bobby Labonte (20) Bobby Labonte (20)
    Lap led: Bobby Labonte (20) Bobby Labonte (20)
    Lead-lap finish: Landon Cassill, Josh Wise (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 (16) Jeff Gordon (16)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (5) Jeff Gordon (5)
    Laps: Jeff Gordon (2,013) Jeff Gordon (2,013)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (450) Jeff Gordon (450)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (19) Mark Martin (19)


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

    1. Jeff Gordon (8.6)
    2. Clint Bowyer (9.7)
    3. Tony Stewart (10.9)
    4. Mark Martin (11.9)
    5. Marcos Ambrose (12.8)
    6. Ryan Newman (12.9)
    7. Juan Pablo Montoya (13.2)
    8. Jimmie Johnson (13.8)
    9. Greg Biffle (14.9)
    10. Elliott Sadler (15.4)


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

    1. Sam Hornish, Jr. (35.0)
    2. Dave Blaney (31.6)
    3. Scott Riggs (31.0)
    4. Joe Nemechek (29.5)
    5. Regan Smith (29.0)
    6. David Reutimann (28.8)
    7. J.J. Yeley (28.2)
    8. David Ragan (27.8)
    9. Scott Speed (26.7)
    10. Travis Kvapil (25.8)


    Current top-10 drivers at Sonoma:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 11 1 4 6 0 1210 85 16.0 13.8 96.6
    Carl Edwards 8 0 1 3 0 884 14 19.6 17.1 84.9
    Clint Bowyer 7 1 4 5 0 777 73 17.1 9.7 93.3
    Kevin Harvick 12 0 3 4 0 1328 10 16.7 16.1 82.2
    Matt Kenseth 13 0 0 1 0 1418 0 19.4 20.8 74.9
    Kyle Busch 8 1 1 2 0 840 88 17.6 18.6 92.8
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 13 0 0 0 0 1353 9 20.9 22.2 65.3
    Greg Biffle 10 0 2 4 0 1103 9 16.4 14.9 79.3
    Brad Keselowski 3 0 0 1 0 324 0 21.3 19.0 75.6
    Tony Stewart 14 2 5 9 1 1531 82 11.1 10.9 107.5

    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: Kurt Busch (107.8), Marcos Ambrose (106.8), Jeff Gordon (101.1), Juan Pablo Montoya (97.8), Ryan Newman (89.9), Jamie McMurray (84.4), Denny Hamlin (81.1), Jeff Burton (80.8).