NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Toyota/Save Mart 350 schedule, TV times

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.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not


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.

Jim Utter