AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance | Wifi Walker, J B Chaparal Properties



Site: Sonoma, Calif.

Schedule: Friday, use (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.), subordinate (Speed, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.); Saturday, use (Speed, 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (TNT, 2-6:30 p.m.).

Track: Infineon Raceway (road course, 1.99 miles).

Race distance: 218.9 miles, 110 laps.

Last year: Kurt Busch raced to his initial career road-course victory, heading 76 laps. Jeff Gordon was second.

Last week: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won during Michigan to finish a 143-race winless strain dating to his Jun 2008 feat during a track. The feat was Earnhardt’s 19th altogether and second in 159 starts for Hendrick Motorsports.

Fast facts: Daytona 500 leader Matt Kenseth leads a deteriorate standings, 4 points forward of Earnhardt. … Gordon has a Cup-record 9 road-course wins, 5 during Sonoma and 4 during Watkins Glen. Tony Stewart has 7 road-course victories, dual during Infineon and 5 during Watkins Glen. … Juan Pablo Montoya won a 2007 competition for his initial Cup victory. He also won in 2010 during Watkins Glen. Before fasten NASCAR, a Colombian won 7 Formula One races, a 1999 Champ Car pretension and 11 open-wheel races. … Marcos Ambrose won final year during Watkins Glen. … Robbie Gordon, a leader during Sonoma and Watkins Glen, is attempting to make his initial Cup start given Mar 4 during Phoenix.

Next race: Quaker State 400, Jun 30, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.





Site: Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, subordinate (ESPN2, 10-11:30 a.m.), race, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN, 3-7 p.m.)

Track: Road America (road course, 4.048 miles).

Race distance: 202.4 miles, 50 laps.

Last year: Reed Sorenson won in a pell-mell overtime finish. Justin Allgaier led after a final restart and seemed to have a win hermetic adult when a yellow dwindle waved since of another unreasonable of crashes, though Allgaier didn’t have adequate fuel to make it to a finish on a vast track.

Last week: Joey Logano won during Michigan for his fourth feat in a final 5 races and fifth of a deteriorate in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota.

Fast facts: Elliott Sadler leads a deteriorate standings, 8 points forward of Austin Dillon. Sadler has dual victories this year. … Jacques Villeneuve, a Canadian who won a 1997 Formula One championship, is pushing a No. 22 Dodge for Roger Penske. Villeneuve won CART races during a lane in 1994 and 1995. … Ron Fellows will commander a No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Fellows is a four-time Nationwide leader on highway courses. The Canadian has Trans-Am and American Le Mans wins during Road America. … Michael McDowell is pushing Gibbs’ No. 18 car.

Next race: Feed a Children 300, Jun 29, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.




Next race: UNOH 225, Jun 28, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.

Last race: Johnny Sauter won during Texas on Jun 8, flitting ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton for a lead with 22 laps left.





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