Race fans will be treated to a FREE NASCAR test session and also get a sneak peek at some tasty new food options on Tuesday, May 7, at Sonoma Raceway. The test will also mark the debut of the new NASCAR Gen-6 car in Sonoma

Richard Petty Motorsports will visit the road course for a two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test with Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 Ford) and Aric Almirola (No. 43 Ford) in preparation for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 21-23.  This will be the first time the new Gen-6 NASCAR stock car will lay tracks on the Sonoma Valley road course. Ambrose claimed the pole in Sonoma last year and nearly took the checkers in 2010 before a late-race stall cost him the victory.

In addition to the great on-track action, fans can also preview the raceway's newest concession concept, the Sears Point Grill.  Located at the north-end of the main grandstand, the Sears Point Grill will feature handmade burgers, locally-sourced sausages and other savory grilled items.  Three Sears Point Grill locations will open officially during NASCAR race weekend, but fans can purchase food and drinks near the main grandstand during the test session from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A press conference and fan event with the drivers will be held at the Sears Point Grill during the lunch break at approximately 12:15 p.m., and fans are welcome to attend.

Fans can also test their skills with Grand Prix Karting in front of the Simraceway Driving Performance Center during the test session.  Karting will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday in front of the racing school and is free for attendees.

Testing will span from approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fans who purchase tickets to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 during the test on May 7 can save up to $50 on a special NASCAR ticket package. Tickets for NASCAR’s 25th annual visit to the Sonoma Valley are also available at 800-870-RACE (7223) or racesonoma.com/nascar. Great options are still available, including the all-new NASCAR Express train package, Save Mart 2-Pack and more.