After a week off, the Monster Energy Cup Series travels out west to the wine country of Sanoma for the Toyota / Save Mart 350.

For 20 years the drivers have avoided running the carousel, but this year the carousel…and the hair pin turn…make a return to the track offering some real challenges for the drivers.

A road course, group qualifying also returns with two rounds to set the field.

In his final race as a broadcaster, the drivers are saluting Darrell Waltrip with stickers on their cars and a few of the drivers are even carrying former DW paint schemes.

Earning his first pole of the 2019 racing season, Kyle Larson will bring the field to green for the race. This is the third year in a row that Larson has won the pole for the road course race at Sanoma. And for the seventh time this season, William Byron will start on the front row.

The starting lineup for the Toyota / Save Mart 350:
Kyle Larson
William Byron
Joey Logano
Chase Elliott
Daniel Suarez’
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr
Ryan Blaney
Chris Buescher
Jimmie Johnson
Alex Bowman
Michael McDowell
Clint Bowyer
Aric Almirola
Kurt Busch
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Davie Ragan
Matt DiBenedetto
Ryan Preece
Ryan Newman
Brad Keselowski
Kevin Harvick
Paul Menard
Daniel Hemric
Austin Dillon
Corey LaJoie
Matt Tifft
Parker Kligerman
Bubba Wallace
Ty Dillon
Erik Jones
Justin Haley
Cody Ware
Landon Cassill
J.J. Yeley
Kyle Weatherman
Reed Sorenson

Due to an engine change Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones because of a tire change, Ross Chastain with a driver change, and J.J. Yeley because of unapproved adjustments will all have to start the race from the back of the field.

Stages one and two of the race are only 20 laps each with stage three lasting 50 laps for a total of 90 laps around the newly configured track.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and DW’s final Boogity, Boogity, Boogity. William Byron gets out in front for the lead.

Lap three, William Byron has a half second lead on team mate Chase Elliott. Pole sitter Kyle Larson is in third place.

Lap four, William Byron has increased his lead to over a second on Chase Elliott.

Lap seven, William Byron continues to lead the race and now has a two second lead on Chase Elliott. Pole sitter Kyle Larson has dropped to fifth place.

Lap 10 – halfway through stage one – William Byron holds on to his two second lead over team mate Chase Elliott.

Lap eleven, William Byron has pulled out to a lead of over three seconds on Chase Elliott.

Six laps remain in stage one, William Byron has a five second lead on Chase Elliott.

With only four laps remaining in the stage, several drivers are reporting some tight issues.

Matt DiBenedetto brings his car down pit road for service prior to the end of the stage.

Ryan Blaney and Clint Bowyer make pit stops before the end of the stage; along with a number of other drivers.

Michael McDowell spins out after contact with Kevin Harvick but the track stays green with just three laps remaining in stage one.

Joey Logano is reporting electrical issues in his car.

With a lead of over nine seconds, William Byron wins stage one for his first stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
William Byron
Denny Hamlin
Joey Logano
Kyle Larson
Aric Almirola
Chris Buescher
Alex Bowman
Kevin Harvick
Paul Menard
Jimmie Johnson

Denny Hamlin wins the race off of pit road; followed by Kyle Larson and William Byron.

Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 25 with Martin Truex Jr getting out in front for the lead.

Lap 27, Martin Truex Jr has a one second lead on Chase Elliott.

Lap 30, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of over a secnd and a half on Chase Elliott.

Ryan Blaney had to make an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel.

Lap 30, Aric Almirola makes an off road excursion but gets back on the course and the track stays green.

Lap 33, Parul Menard gets turned around but gets going again and the track stays green.

Martin Truex Jr has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Chase Elliott.

With four laps remaining in stage two, drivers begns making green flag pit stops.

After staying out on the track, Denny Hamlin wins stage two for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
William Byron
Joey Logano
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Kyle Larson
Martin Truex Jr
Chase Elliott
Kyle Busch
Bubba Wallace

Drivers will have to make a green flag pit stop during stage three, with a fuel load of around 30 laps, they will not be able to complete the 50 laps on a single fuel load.

Denny Hamlin wins the race off of pit road.

Martin Truex Jr brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 45 and holds on to his lead but gets challenged by Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott.

Lap 48 of 90, all 38 cars in the race are on the lead lap.

Lap 51, Martin Truex Jr ahs a lead of over two seconds on Chase Elliott.

Lap 52, Ryan Preece gets turned around after making contact with Ricky Stenhouse Jr but the track stays green.

Lap 53, Michael McDowell gets turned around but gets moving again and the track stays green.

Lap 53, Kyle Busch has close the gap to leader Martin Truex Jr to just over a second and a half.

Lap 58, Martin Truex Jr has increased his lead to nearly three seconds on Kyle Busch.

Lap 70, drivers are beginning to make green flag pit stops.

Chase Elliott makes a slow trip down pit road, reporting no oil pressure and a smoking car.

Lap 64, leader Martin Treux Jr makes his pit stop and gives the lead over to Kyle Busch.

Daniel Suarez was charged with having an uncontrolled tire on pit road and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

With 24 laps remaining in the race, leader Kyle Busch brings his car down pit road for his green flag pit stop. Martin Truex Jr retakes the lead.

Twenty to go, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of nearly seven seconds on Kyle Busch with third place driver Ryan Blaney 14 seconds back.

Eighteen to go, Brad Keselowski brings his car down pit road.

With 17 laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch has closed the gap between himself and lead Martin Truex Jr to less than four seconds.

With 15 laps to go, Joey Logano brings his car down pit road with battery issues. The gap between lead Martin Truex Jr and Kyle Busch has closed to under three seconds.

Ten to go and Kyle Busch has closed the gap to lead Martin truex Jr to just a second and a half.

Six to go, mired in traffic, Martin Truex Jr’s lead is down to less than a second on Kyle Busch.

Three to go, Martin Truex Jr continues to hold on to his lead over team mate Kyle Busch.

Martin Truex Jr takes the white flag with Kyle Busch just under a second and a half behind.

Martin Truex Jr wins the race for his fourth race win of the season and tying with Kyle Busch for race wins in the 2019 season.

Unofficial Save Mart 350 results:
Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Busch
Ryan Blaney
Matt DiBenedetto
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Ryan Newman
Erik Jones
Arc Almirola
Kyle Larson
Clint Bowyer
Jimmie Johnson
Kurt Busch
Alex Bowman
Daniel Hemric
Chris Buescher
Daniel Suarez
Brad Keselowski
William Byron
David Ragan
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Paul Menard
Joey Logano
Austin Dillon
Michael McDowell
Bubba Wallace
Ty Dillon
Matt Tifft
Ryan Preece
Parker Kligerman
Landon Cassill
Corey LaJoie
Ross Chastain
Justin Haley
Reed Sorenson
Cody Ware
Chase Elliott
J.J. Yeley