Tune in at 3:19 PM ET for coverage of the Toyota/SM 350. Scott Johnson will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
What's going on everyone, Scott Johnson here for the Toyota/SM 350.
@M&Mkid I have Ambrose, but my pool allows 2 people, so I went Ambrose and Gordon, even though it's a huge risk.
@M&Mkid He didn't qualify too well, I would say 15-25.
Some Eagle Scout just gave the Pledge of Allegiance, but didn't say "under God", and just got boo'ed by the entire crowd.
@nascarwa Yup, Jeff, not Robby.
Your starting grid: 1) Ambrose 2) Gordon 3) Johnson 4) Biffle 5) Truex Jr. 6) Bowyer 7) KyBusch 8) KuBusch 9) Kenseth 10) Newman.
Leicht will start at the back of the field due to an engine change, as will David Gilliland, because he missed the drivers meeting today.
Just a reminder that today's race will be 110 laps, and the fuel window is approximately 32 laps. Gonna be a lotta strategy today.
Engines have been fired here at Sonoma.
Who do y'all got in today's race? As stated before, I'm choosing Ambrose.
Cars have rolled off pit road, and onto the track.
Jeff Gordon needs 17 laps led to reach 23,000 Sprint Cup Series laps led in his career. He is 7th of all time.
This race is called the Toyota/Save Mart 350, but it's not 350 miles. It's 350k. Actual distance: 218.9 miles (110 laps).
Coming to green this time by.
1/110 laps - Ambrose maintains the lead Kvapil locks up his wheels, he is smoking, no caution.
1/110 laps - Kvapil has a flat tire, and will have to pit. Not sure if there was early contact.
2/110 laps - Ambrose is your race leader, he has a second lead over Jeff Gordon.
2/110 laps - Keselowski tries to pass Edwards for 12th, passing isn't as easy on the road as it is the oval.
3/110 laps - Kenseth and Montoya currently battling for 9th spot.
3/110 laps - Logano puts the move on Carl Edwards for 13th spot.
4/110 laps - Ambrose puts up the fastest lap, says he likes it up front because you don't make many enemies.
5/110 laps - Dale Jr. has jumped up 3 spots, started 22nd, now in 19th.
6/110 laps - Gilliland has moved up to 31st after having to start at the back of the field for missing the drivers meeting.