This weekend will be Juan Pablo Montoya’s seventh start at Sonoma Raceway.
It was finish that left the fans on their feet for the final 25 laps and long-time observers of the NASCAR Pinty's Series calling it one of the best races in the series' 10-year history.
Ben Rhodes (#41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota Tundra) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. His best lap was set at 95.298 mph.
Paul Menard has been mostly solid on road courses in recent seasons with results of 17th or better in six of the past seven road course races. Five of those efforts ended in top-15s and one was a top-five.
Kyle Busch hit a jackrabbit during final practice for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. He damaged his car, but it is not significant enough to be critical; unfortunately the same thing cannot be said for the jackrabbit.
Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray topped the first practice session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap of 95.141 mph with Jamie McMurray going 94.544 mph.
Michael McDowell has one of the five-best place differentials in 2016. With an average starting position of 31.25 and finish of 26.75 in 12 starts, he finished 4.5 spots better and those extra points are often very important to success in a fantasy league.
Six of Brian Scott’s last nine races this season have been marked by crash damage, but he managed to stay on track until the checkers waved in most of those events. Last week’s failure to finish in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway was the first time this year he has parked early.
Ryan Blaney has scored six top-10s in the first 15 races of 2016, which is a "batting" average of 0.400.
Joey Logano has the sixth-best average finish this season with an 11.6 in the first 15 races. Unfortunately, his place-differential of 3.47 is among the five worst, which means his adjusted total would be closer to 15th.
David Ragan has not had a lot of success in his transition to BK Racing, but he shows a slight trend in the right direction. His last two attempts ended on the same lap with the leaders.