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NASCAR hits the road this weekend, rolling through California wine country for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. It is only the second of five road courses to be held in the 36-race Cup Series calendar.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend:

Toyota / Save Mart 350 TV/Broadcast Program

All times Eastern

5-6 p.m.: Practice (FS2)
6-7:30 p.m.: Qualification (FS2)

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Pre-race show (FS1)
3-3:30 p.m.: Pre-Race Show (Fox)
3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Fox, PRN, SiriusXM)

Toyota / Save Mart 350 details

Track: Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile, 11-turn permanent road course) in Sonoma County, California
Length: 110 laps for 350 kilometers
Last year’s winner: Daniel Suarez, Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

‘The Chute’ returns for 2023

When the track opened in 1968, it was a 2.52-mile, 12-turn road course utilizing the dramatic climbs and descents of natural terrain and incorporating the drag strip for two portions. A redevelopment in the mid-1990s eliminated the “carousel” from Turn 6 – a 180-degree downhill left-hander – and introduced “The Chute”, a straight downhill that leads to flat Turn 7. In 2019 , NASCAR has returned to the original and will now reintroduce “The Chute”.

Chase Elliott back from suspension

Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott returns this weekend after a race suspension he received for wrecking Denny Hamlin at the Coca-Cola 600. Elliott, who missed six races earlier in the season with a broken leg, is currently 27th in points and likely needs a win to automatically qualify for the playoffs. Six of Elliott’s 18 career wins have come on road courses.

SONOMA, CA - JUNE 12: Chase Elliott (9) driving a Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts accelerates to turn 3 during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 race on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.  (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Chase Elliott returns to Sonoma Raceway after serving a NASCAR race suspension. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Top drivers, best bets for the Toyota / Save Mart 350

NASCAR’s most versatile and dominant driver once again enters a race weekend as the favorite. Kyle Larson has won pole position in the last five races at Sonoma and therefore has odds of 5 to 1, according to BetMGM. Tyler Reddick won the only other road course this season at Circuit of the Americas and shares the same +500 silver line.

Better chances of winning

• Kyle Larson +500
• Tyler Reddick +500
• Chase Elliott +550
• William Byron + 900
• Kyle Busch +1,000

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg wrote earlier in the week about the betting landscape, noting good mid-level value in three-time Sonoma winner Martin Truex Jr. (+2000) and Austin Cindric (+2000), who finished fifth last year in his solo start on the track. Bromberg also likes Denny Hamlin as a 35-to-1 longshot, citing the veteran’s four previous top five finishes in Sonoma.

Toyota / Save Mart 350 entry list

Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford
Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford
Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney (12), Penske Ford Team
Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Andy Lally (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford
AJ Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford
Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Joey Logano (22), Penske Ford Team
Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota
William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Michael McDowell (34), Ford of motorsport in the front row
Zane Smith (38), Ford of motorsport in the front row
Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Grant Finallyger (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
Alex Bowman (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Conor Daly (50), TMT Racing Chevrolet
Todd Gilliland (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford
Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Josh Bilicki (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford
Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Daniel Suarez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Weather for the Toyota / Save Mart 350

The forecast calls for unusually cool and overcast conditions with temperatures in the mid-70s. This race is usually run in conditions 20 degrees warmer under cloudless skies, which puts a ton of strain on the tires and brakes. front with three intense braking zones after long flat periods on the course. Cooler temperatures should make tire degradation more predictable, leading to longer green flag runs and making pit lane performance more important for crews.

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