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Sonoma Raceway

Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the twisting Sonoma Raceway in northern California is the first of two road races for the Sprint Cup Series in 2013.

The focus is on road racing this weekend with the Sprint Cup Series at Sonoma Raceway, Nationwide Series action at Road America and the K&N Pro Series West and East Series, Whelen Modified Tour and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series also on track.

Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the twisting Sonoma Raceway in northern California is the first of two road races for the Sprint Cup Series in 2013. Clint Bowyer is the defending race winner while Jeff Gordon is the career Sonoma victory leader with six.

Jimmie Johnson brings a 31 point lead in the Sprint Cup Series standings over Carl Edwards into the weekend’s action.

For the first time in series history, a new road racing qualifying procedure will be in effect this weekend in Sonoma as drivers will take time in groups. Practice is scheduled for Friday with qualifying to set the field for the race slated for Saturday afternoon.

The K&N Pro Series West Series will also take to the track on Saturday for the Carneros 200.

Sunday’s Toyota SaveMart 350 is set to take the green flag at 3 p.m. ET.

MotorRacingNetwork.com will be trackside in Sonoma all weekend long to bring you comprehensive coverage including breaking news, results, features, statistics, photos, audio, video and more.

The Nationwide Series will also turn left and right this weekend with Saturday's annual trip to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the Johnsonville Sausage 200. Nelson Piquet Jr. scored his first career series win in last year's race around the four-mile track. Last week's Michigan winner Regan Smith has a 58 point advantage over Sam Hornish Jr. in the series standings.

Motor Racing Network will carry live coverage of the race beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

You can listen to the broadcast on your local radio affiliate or its website or hear a live stream of the race at MotorRacingNetwork.com.

Elsewhere in the racing world the Whelen Modified Tour travels to Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday for the Mr. Rooter 161.

And the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series visits North Dakota's Rover Cities Speedway on Friday night before making a Saturday stop at Minnesota's I-94 Speedway.

Stay with MotorRacingNetwork.com all weekend long for the latest racing news and information!

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