The raceway in Sonoma will celebrate the 25th running of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in Sonoma at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in 2013.
The official race weekend date was released by NASCAR as June 21-23; this marks NASCAR's only visit to Northern California for the 2013 race season.
It will truly be a very special weekend as the raceway celebrates its 25th running of NASCAR. Legendary driver Ricky Rudd took the checkers in the inaugural event on June 11, 1989 with a memorable last-lap duel with Rusty Wallace. Rudd took the victory by just .05 seconds, which still stands as the closest margin of victory for a NASCAR Cup race in Sonoma.
Clint Bowyer took the checkers in 2012 for his first-ever NASCAR Cup win in Sonoma, making him the eighth different winner in eight years on the 1.99-mile, 10-turn circuit. The road-course race has certainly become one of the most exciting on schedule, highlighted by plenty of on-track action and raised tempers.
Race fans will be treated, once again, to the only air show on the NASCAR circuit during pre-event ceremonies on Sunday, June 23. The Patriots Jet Team Air Show, which boasts an all-volunteer team and is the only six-jet civilian demonstration team in the country, will rock the skies above the raceway with a 25-minute show.
Stay tuned to racesonoma.com for special events planned around the race weekend. Race fans interested in getting an early start can renew their tickets or sign-up for priority pre-sale by calling 800-870-RACE (7223) today.
Sonoma Raceway PR