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2017 Anthem Annual February

Sonoma Raceway is one of only two road courses on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Formerly known as Infineon Raceway, the 10-turn, 1.99- mile circuit is located only 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, at the gateway to the Sonoma wine country. The raceway’s first event, an SCCA Enduro, was held Dec. 1, 1968. The raceway hosted its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 1989 as Ricky Rudd took the checkered flag in a Kenny Bernstein-owned Buick. In 2002, the facility took the wraps off a $90-million Modernization Plan that included the construction of a permanent grandstand, terrace seating at Turns 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9, as well as many other facility improvements. In 2016, Tony Stewart, in his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Sonoma, snapped an 84-race winless streak by taking SONOMA Raceway the checkered flag in wine country. Stewart became only the second repeat winner at Sonoma in 12 years. The venue was also the site of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt’s lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on a road course in 1995. And, four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon leads all drivers with five victories at Sonoma.  In recent years, the Toyota/Save Mart 350 has been named in media outlets as one of the top 10 races to see each year. 120 ANTHEM MOTORSPORTS ANNUAL Jonathan Ferrey/Sonoma Raceway via Getty Images


2017 Anthem Annual February
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