NASCAR Highlights 2014 Major Event Schedule at Sonoma Raceway
NHRA Drag Racing, INDYCAR also Return to Sonoma in 2014
Sonoma Raceway will rattle the grapevines next summer, as the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend highlights its diverse 2014 motor-racing schedule.
In addition to NASCAR, the busy summer schedule will also include the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, IndyCar® Series, FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival.
NASCAR headlines the schedule as the series marks its 26th annual visit to Sonoma, June 20-22. The race has featured nine different winners over the past nine years, including Martin Truex Jr., who became the seventh consecutive driver to post his first Sprint Cup Series road-course victory in Sonoma. Race fans will also be treated to the NASCAR Pro Series West race on Saturday, as well as the premier air show on the NASCAR circuit during pre-race ceremonies on Sunday, June 22.
Drag racing fans will enjoy back-to-back weekends of action, highlighted by the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 25-27. Fan favorite Ron Capps claimed his fourth Funny Car title in Sonoma earlier this year, and five track records were set on the lightning-quick drag strip. The NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel, will kick-off festivities the weekend prior, July 18-20.
The IndyCar® Series will celebrate its diamond anniversary in Sonoma, as the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma marks the series' 10th event on the twisting circuit, Aug. 22-24. Team Penske continued its dominance at Sonoma Raceway, as Will Power claimed the fourth consecutive win for the team in August.
The FIA WTCC brings its international flair to Sonoma for the third consecutive year, Sept. 20-21. The weekend will again feature an action-packed schedule on Sunday with two 13-lap main events.
Historic car racing will take center stage during two unique weekends, including the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival (May 17-18) and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge (Oct. 4-5).
The complete Sonoma Raceway major event schedule for 2014:
- Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival - May 17-18
- Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - June 20-22
- NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel - July 18-20
- NHRA Sonoma Nationals - July 25-27
- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma - Aug. 22-24
- FIA World Touring Car Championship - Sept. 20-21
- Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge - Oct. 4-5
* Schedule subject to change without notice.