Toyota/Save Mart 350 Tickets
The annual race known now as the Toyota/Save Mart 350 is held in Sonoma, California at the Sonoma Raceway at Sears Point and is one of only two Sprint Cup races to be held on a road circuit. The race is a total of 250 kilometers or 22 miles and has been a staple in NASCAR since it first joined the circuit in 1989. The Toyota/Save Mart 350 was first introduced as a replacement for the Budweiser 400 at Riverside, which closed in 1988, during its early years it was a combination race, but now stands on its own. Numerous fans and participants manage to have develop a strong opinion both for and against the race for being a road course.
The race is known mostly for its unique track layout and this track often causes a great deal of professional and fan review and dialogue making it one of the most covered races in all of NASCAR. The event also brings out a new crop of drivers as there are many in the sport that only race on road races, making it a fresh and exciting race for many fans to watch. The race is also known for being a favorite of Jeff Gordon, especially in his peak years. The famed NASCAR legend has won the race five times, including a three year stretch from 1998-2000, where the driver had three back to back wins.
Every year the Toyota/Save Mart 350, has gone under numerous small but significant changes that are common of a road race to make the course safer for drivers. However, there are still many who object the idea of road races in Maxim. The event is expected to continue however because of its popularity with fans. It is not only one of the most watched and highly televised of the NASCAR races but it was even named by Maxim Magazine as one of their top ten annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Races.
With an exciting course, and close finishes, there is no denying the popularity or the appeal of this event. Held normally in the last weekend of June, it is a summer NASCAR race that has many fans excited season after season.