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Elevation isn’t exactly a key component of NASCAR racing, unless of course you’re talking about Sonoma. If you’ve ever visited the venue, you’ll quickly pick up on its unique attributes, as drivers actually do deal with uphill and downhill portions of the venue. It’s a once-a-year locale for stock-car drivers and forces them out of their element.
That’s what is fun about Sonoma, which will host the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday (4 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Some of the drivers love this place, just north of the San Francisco bay area in wine country. Some drivers won’t admit they hate it, but you can tell by several career struggles how they probably feel — off-the-record of course.