Found June 19, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Matt Kenseth
KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 13 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Sonoma, Matt Kenseth has an average starting position of 19.4, an average finish of 20.8, and has finished within the top 15 in his last two races. Kenseth has completed 1,418 of 1,441 (98.4 percent) career laps at the 1.99-mile road course earning one top-10 finish (8th in 2008). JOE GIBBS RACING AT SONOMA: Joe Gibbs Racing has 43 Sprint Cup Series starts at Sonoma Raceway and has earned three wins, 7 top-five, and 16 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 207 laps, has an average start of 16.7, an average finish of 16.4, and completed 4,447 of 4,549 (97.8 percent) laps. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: While road course racing is not the norm for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, teams still focus on making sure they practice turning left and right for the two road courses the series visits during the season. Matt Kenseth and his No. 20 team spent a day testing at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) at the end o...

Jimmie Johnson: No Whining, Only Winning, in Wine Country

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway this weekend for the first of two road-course races this season. The 1.99-mile track is notoriously difficult with elevation changes and, of course, right and left turns. A victory at the track located in California’s Wine Country had been on Johnson’s bucket list for years. In 2010 he finally hoisted a wine goblet...
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