Race Review


Toyota/Save Mart 350

Infinion Raceway

Sonoma, CA

Welcome race fans. This is the sixteenth race of the season. In the wine country of Sonoma. This is the first of two road courses. 21 is Marcos Ambrose, from the Nationwide Series. 45 is again Terry Labonte, while Kyle Petty is announcing for TNT. 60 is Boris Said, racing in the Sprint Cup Series part time. 01 today is Ron Fellows, a road racer in for Regan Smith. 41 today is Scott Pruett in for Reed Sorenson, hopefully to get him some extra owner points. 66 is Max Papis hopefully to get Scott Riggs some extra owner points.8 today is Aric Almirola, sharing the ride with Mark Martin who chose not to race this race. 34 is Brian Simo, another road racer. Those who failed to qualify are 96 J.J. Yeley, 70 Scott Riggs, 40 Dario Franchitti, and 02 Brandon Ash.
9 Kasey Kahne leads from the pole. 42 Juan Pablo Montoya gets by 22 Dave Blaney. 43 Bobby Labonte spins on turn 11. He rights himself and there is no caution. 48 Jimmy Johnson, who started second, takes the lead. 2 Kurt Busch gets by 9 for second. 7 Robby Gordon gets by 9 for third. 24 Jeff Gordon gets by 9 for fourth. 21 gets by 12 Ryan Newman. 12 gets back by 21. 99 gets by 21. 18 Kyle Busch gets by 31 Jeff Burton for nineteenth. 21 and 12 battle. 21 gets by. 21 gets by 24. 42 gets by 16 Greg Biffle for ninth. 99 Carl Edwards gets by 7 and 2 for second during the commercial. 24 is falling back. His tires are gone. 2 keeps locking up the tires. 19 Elliott Sadler gets by 24. 07 Clint Bowyer gets by 24.
99 Carl Edwards is catching 48, leading. The first caution comes out during the commercial. 6 David Ragan gets into the tires. 78 Joe Nemecheck is also involved. 8 Aric Almirola is the Lucky Dog, and gets his lap back. 84 AJ Almindinger is pushed back into the pits. 60 is in the pits with the hood up. 16 is leading. He spins into the dirt. 18 takes the lead. 60 was too fast exiting the pits. 84 has to be pushed out of the pits, and they can only push him three stalls away before backing him up and starting over. They do this several times before they succeed in getting him out of the pits. 24 falls to twentieth.
2 and 41 get together and 01 gets by. 11 Denny Hamlin wheel-hops into 12. With forty-three to go 31 Jeff Burton, 29 Kevin Harvick and 07 pit. 31 is caught speeding. 99 takes the lead during Green Flag Pitting. 20 Tony Stewart stalls in the pits. 7 and 2 spin, and 66 gets into 7, which brings out the second caution. 11 Denny Hamlin is the Lucky dog. 9 is being held at the end of pit road for traffic to get by. 7 is being pushed into the pits. 10 Patrick Carpentier and 78 are in front of the leader 18 at the restart. 18 gets by 10.
The third caution comes out when 21 gets into 42 and spins him. 78 Joe Nemechik is the Lucky dog. 26 Jamie McMurray gets by 21. 38 David Gilliland bumps 21 to get by. 20 and 21 battle. 20 takes the spot. 21 spins during the commercial, and pits. 19 spun 21.  29 gets by 19. 16 gets into 48 to spin him. The fourth caution comes out when 44 looses his left front tire and goes straight into the tires instead of turning. 26 gets into the dirt, and 20 gets by. The fifth caution comes out when 29 gets loose and can’t stop, and gets into 26, 20 and 1 Martin Truex, Jr., trying to get by 38. 11 spins into the dirt. The sixth caution comes out when everyone gets jammed up and 20 gets into 41. 1 and 11 get into it.
There will be a Green, White, Checker finish. 19 has a flat tire, but doesn’t pit. He looses the tire, but ends up fourteenth instead of thirty-second, if he had pitted. 18 Kyle Busch wins the race. His fifth of the season. And he adds to his lead in points.

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