June 24, 2018
Sears Point in Sonoma, California
First race: 1989
Distance: 218.9 miles (352.3 km)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event held annually at Sonoma Raceway at Sears Point in Sonoma, California.
The Toyota Savemart 350 at Infineon Raceway may be different and controversial, but maybe that’s why NASCAR fans love it so much. While experts may decry its course length and configuration, it is one of the most popular NASCAR races around.
This is one of the most unusual races in NASCAR and there are endless debates about where it fits on the NASCAR schedule or if it fits at all. Infineon Raceway is not like other tracks on the circuit. This baby is full of a dozen twists and turns, making the Toyota Savemart 350 a real test of handling and driving skills.
Over the years, the track as well as the race itself has undergone many changes in rules and also how the track was run. History was made in 1991 when Ricky Rudd, who came in first place, was sent back to second place for hitting Davey Allison on purpose. Allison became the winner for that year because of the decision. Over the next few years, the course would change to meet the needs of NASCAR and the length would be shortened and turns would be eliminated and then added again. Fox broadcast the race until the year 2006 when TNT took their place.
Head on up to wine country for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is one of only two Sprint Cup races run on a non-oval track. With 10 turns over 1.99 miles of track, this is one of the more unique races on the circuit. The NASCAR Sprint Cup series only makes it to Northern California once a year.
2017 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner: Kevin Harvick
2016 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner: Tony Stewart
2015 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner: Kyle Busch
2014 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner
Carl Edwards hold off a charging Jeff Gordon, to win the 2014 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Edwards took the lead on a restart with 25 laps to go, and initially built up a comfortable margin.
2013 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner
Martin Truex Jr. beat second-place Jeff Gordon and won 2013 Toyota Savemart 350 at Sonoma Infineon Raceway. Truex set a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record for the largest number of races between a driver's first and second victories.
2012 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner
Clint Bowyer won his first NASCAR race of the season Sunday with a hard-earned triumph in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma. Clint Bowyer survived a late restart to win the Toyota Save/Mart 350 on Sunday. Bowyer led 71 of 112 laps while capturing his first win of the 2012 season and his first with Michael Waltrip racing.
2011 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner
Kurt Busch wins 2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway for his first win of the 2011 NASCAR season and his first on a road course. Jeff Gordon was second, followed by Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, and Marcos Ambrose. Polesitter Joey Logano, defending race winner Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-10.
2010 Toyota Savemart 350 Winner
The 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 was full of surprises as Marcos Ambrose gave the race away to Jimmie Johnson on a late restart. Ambrose had been cutting his engine in parts of the track to save fuel and on the last occasion he couldn’t get it refired and allowed 5 cars to pass him. This was during a caution flag and Ambrose thought he should go back to his rightful place but NASCAR saw it differently and put him back in 6th. This allowed Jimmie Johnson to easily sail to victory.
2009 Toyota/Savemart 350 Winner
Kasey Kahne reached a couple of milestones in the 2009 Toyota/SaveMart 350 – posting his very first road-course win, while getting team-owner Richard Petty's team into the Winner's Circle for the first time since 1999.