Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend starts today at Infineon Raceway
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has arrived at Infineon Raceway for its 23rd annual, and popular, action-packed weekend, which starts today and runs through tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, when the featured Toyota/Save Mart 350 race on Infineon’s 1.99-mile road course takes place at noon.
Serving as this year’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 grand marshal is actor John “Cliff Clavin” Ratzenberger, and included during Sunday’s pre-event ceremonies will be a 25-minute air show by Discovery Bay's Patriots Jet Demonstration Team.
The annual Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 NASCAR Pro Series West race will be held at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, with practice and qualifying taking place today.
Single-day NASCAR tickets range from $25 to $130, with weekend passes from $99 to $180, parking is free and there are discounts for military.
Also available is Infineon’s most inclusive ticket package, the Track Pass, which costs $399 and includes tickets to all major events, plus season-long VIP parking, a Pre-Race Pit and Track Pass for NASCAR, a garage pass for IndyCar and more.
To purchase NASCAR and other major event tickets, the Track Pass or other special ticket packages, or for details on Wednesday Night Drags, Top the Cops, Drifting or for more general information, visit www.infineonraceway.com, www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-870-RACE (7223).
Following NASCAR, the Infineon Raceway’s 2011 Big O Tires major events season continues with the NHRA Division 7 Drag Racing weekend of July 22 to 24; the FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals from July 29 to 31; the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend of Aug. 26 to 28; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 1 and 2.
INFINEON’S NASCAR SCHEDULE/TV COVERAGE
Today: NASCARSprint Cup Series practice, noon to 1:30 p.m. (SPEED); NASCAR West Series qualifying, 1:50 p.m.; Pick-n-Pull Pole Day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, 3:40 p.m., on SPEED at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 25: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., SPEED, 11:30 a.m.; DenBeste Happy Hour NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, 10:45 a.m. to noon, SPEED, 12:30 p.m.; Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, June 26: Toyota/Save Mart 350, noon – TV-TNT, radio – KNBR 1050 AM (San Francisco), KHTK 1140 AM (Sacramento).