NASCAR TRACKS

Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, CA
Sonoma Raceway Layout
Location:
Sonoma, CA
Founded:
1968
Spectator Capacity:
47,000
Surface:
Asphalt
Length:
2.52 mi
Turns:
12
Major Events:
Toyota/Save Mart 350

TRACK BIOGRAPHY

Opening in 1968, Sonoma Raceway kicked off their racing history with a sports car race in December of that year. The NASCAR Cup series had their debut at the road course in 1989, and the track has been on the schedule ever since.

For a majority of the NASCAR races at Sonoma, the “chute” layout was used, which offered better viewpoints for fans. However, in 2019 NASCAR returned to the “full course” layout, which is the layout currently used at the track. NASCAR has had a long history at the raceway, with Ricky Rudd winning the first race in 1989. The track was famous for the “road course ringers”, with drivers from other road racing series jumped in NASCAR cars to try to get a win.

TRACK PHOTOS

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Premier Partner Signage during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) | Getty Images
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: James Davison, driver of the #15 Clubhouse Media Group Chevrolet, and Ryan Preece, driver of the #37 Cottonelle Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) | Getty Images
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) | Getty Images
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 DoorDash Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) | Getty Images