This week’s race
Toyota/Save Mart 350
What: 110 laps (218.9 miles)
Where: Sonoma Raceway, a 1.99-mile, 10-turn road course in Sonoma, Calif.
When: 3 p.m. ET Sunday
Radio: Performance Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Also this week: Gardner Denver 200, Nationwide Series, Road America, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC.
Worth mentioning: Jeff Gordon continues to lead the Sprint Cup Series points standings and holds a 15-point advantage over Jimmie Johnson. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is third, as Hendrick Motorsports drivers claim the top three positions. Matt Kenseth is fourth and Brad Keselowski is fifth.
Jimmie Johnson: Even with nearly 70 wins and six championships he still finds new “firsts” to accomplish.
Hendrick Motorsports: Organization has won five races in a row, and there is no reason they could win five more.
Brad Keselowski: He has finished second, second and third in the last three races ... but wants the wins.
Paul Menard: Earned his first Nationwide win since 2006.
Sam Hornish Jr.: He has run three Nationwide races and has finished fifth, first and second.
Darrell Wallace Jr.: First driver not named Kyle Busch or Matt Crafton to win a Truck race this season.
Brian Vickers: Finished 42nd or worse in two of his past three races.
Kyle Busch: Has had a series of strange incidents this season. This week it was a broken wheel hub.
Matt Crafton: Former Trucks points leader has wrecked in two of last three races.
John Hunter Nemechek: Impressive performance in St. Louis Truck race for the 17-year-old.
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