This week the NASCAR Cup Series travels to the wine country of northern California for some road racing at Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota Save Mart 350.

Anthony Alfredo, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, Cole Custer, James Davison, Scott Heckert, Quin Houff, Tyler Reddick, Ben Rhodes and Garrett Smithley will make their debut at Sonoma after last year’s race was cancelled due to the pandemic.

After his dominating win at Charlotte last week in the longest race of the season, Kyle Larson sits on the pole and will bring the field to green with COTA winner and the reigning champion Chase Elliott starting alongside on the front row.

Martn Truex Jr has won the past two road course races at Sonoma and is looking for the three peat in a row and his fourth win overall.

After failing multiple attempts through the pre-race inspection process, Anthony Alfredo will have to start the race from the back of the field. His crew chief Seth Barbour has been ejected from the race.

The starting lineup for the Toyota Save Mart 350:
Kyle Larson
Chase Elliott
William Byron
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch
Austin Dillon

Alex Bowman
Kevin Harvick
Brad Keselowski
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Blaney
Chris Buescher
Joey Logano
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Bubba Wallace
Daniel Suarez
Matt DiBenedetto
Erik Jones
Martin Truex Jr
Christopher Bell
Michael McDowell
Corey LaJoie
Cole Custer
Ryan Newman
Chase Briscoe
Aric Almirola
Ryan Preece
Anthony Alfredo – moved to the back of the field
Ross Chastain
Kurt Busch
Ben Rhodes
James Davison
Quin Houff
Garrett Smithley
Scott Heckert
Josh Bilicki
Cody Ware

Stages one and two of the race are 20 laps each with stage three lasting 50 laps for a total of 90 laps around the 2.52 mile track.

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 10.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is the grand marshal for today’s race and gave a rousing command to start the engines.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the inside lane and edges out in front of team mate Chase Elliott for the lead.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch.

Continuing his leading ways from last week Kyle Larson has a two second lead on Chase Elliott on lap two.

Lap three, Kyle Larson has increased his lead to three seconds on Chase Elliott; William Byron, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch round out the top five. All four of the Hendrick Motorsports cars are in the top 10 in first, second, third, and seventh.

Lap four, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a four second lead on Chase Elliott.

Christopher Bell makes an unexpected trip down pit road with some sort of fuel or engine issue.

Lap five, Kyle Larson has led every lap so far and has a lead of over four and a half seconds on Chase Elliott; William Byron, Kenny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

While drivers are making moves back in the field, the top seven spots have not changed since the race start. Starting in 19
th, Martin Truex Jr has entered the top 10.

Lap seven, Kyle Larson holds his lead of over four seconds on Chase Elliott.

Lap seven, Denny Hamlin passes William Byron for third.

Lap eight, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly five seconds on Chase Elliott; Denny Hamlin, William Byron, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Kevin Harvick has some debris on his front grille.

Christopher Bell has returned to the track and is the only car one lap down.

Lap nine, Kyle Larson has lead every lap so far.

Many of the drivers have come down pit road for fresh tires prior to the competition caution including leader Kyle Larson. Teams cannot fuel the cars until the competition caution flag.

At the end of lap 10, NASCAR displays the yellow flag for the competition caution. The teams were given just five sets of tires for today’s race.

Denny Hamlin is the new leader.

Drivers come down pit road for fuel and adjustments.

Austin Dillon may have some battery and alternator issues.

Back in the lead once again, Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 13 from the inside lane and goes nose to nose with Chase Elliott before edging out in front for the lead.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr.

Kyle Busch passes William Byron for third but Byron retakes the spot. Martin Truex Jr is looking to make it a three way battle.

Lap 15, Kyle Larson has a lead of over a second on Chase Elliott as he continues to lead the race.

Lap 16, Kyle Busch passes William Byron for third. Martin Truex Jr takes fourth.

Five laps remain in stage one, Kyle Larson leads the race with Chase Elliott in second; Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr, and Alex Bowman round out the top five.

Denny Hamlin has dropped out of the top 10 with damage to his car.

Lap 17, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly two seconds on Chase Elliott.

Drivers are coming down pit road for service prior to its closing for the end of the stage.

Bubba Wallace was charged with speeding on pit road and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

Lap 19, Kyle Larson has a lead of over three seconds on Chase Elliott; Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr, and Alex Bowman round out the top five.

Kyle Larson wins stage one. He has won six of the last eight stages.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Kyle Larson
Chase Elliott
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr
Alex Bowman
Austin Dillon
Tyler Reddick
Matt DiBenedetto
Kurt Busch
Erik Jones

Drivers come down pit road for service with Kyle Larson winning the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Kurt Busch leads the race with Matt DiBenedetto alongside. With the drivers who pitted before the end of the stage, Kyle Larson will restart the race in 15
th place.

Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 25 and gets out in front for the lead.

The top five are Kurt Busch, Matt DiBenedetto, Brad Keselowski
Ryan Blaney, and Denny Hamlin.

Lap 26, Kurt Busch has a half seocnd lead on Matt DiBenedetto; Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, and William Byron round out the top five. Kyle Larson has moved up to 10
th place.

All 37 cars are still in the race and on the lead lap.

Lap 27, Kurt Busch has not made a pit stop since the competition caution on lap 10; he has a lead of over half a second on Matt DiBenedetto. Brad Keselowski and William Byron continue to battle for the third place spot.

Tyler Reddick makes an unscheduled trip down pit road with a tire rub after some contact with Alex Bowman.

Lap 28, Kyle Larson has moved up to eighth place as he continues to move through the field after making a pit stop at the end of stage one.

William Byron passes Kurt Busch for the lead on lap 28.

Lap 30, William Byron has a three second lead on Kurt Busch; Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Kyle Larson passes Kurt Busch for second and is now three and a half seconds behind leader and team mate William Byron.

Lap 30, Kyle Larson is closing the gap on leader William Byron which is now less than two and a half seconds.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr makes an off road excursion and brings out the caution flag. He has some significant damage to his car after hitting the wall before making his run in the grass.

Some drivers come down pit road for service with Kurt Busch winning the race off pit road. Kyle Larson leads the race.

Kyle Larson brings the filed down for the green flag restart on lap 34 with Martin Truex Jr alongside. Larson gets out in front for the lead.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, Ross Chastain, and Alex Bowman.

Erik Jones and Corey LaJoie make contact but the track stays green.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr is the only driver not on the lead lap with all 37 starters on the track.

Team mates William Byron and Chase Elliott make some on track contact but the track stays green with minimal damage.

Five laps remain in stage two, Kyle Larson has a two second lead on Martin Truex Jr; Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, and Ross Chastain round out the top five.

Three to go, Kyle Larson holds a two second lead on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 38, drivers begin to make stops as they short pit the end of the stage.

Bubba Wallace has a flat tire and is working his way to pit road. He gets down pit road. The carcass comes off on pit road.

Lap 39, Kyle Larson has a five second lead on Joey Logano; Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, and Corey Lajoie round out the top five.

Kyle Larson wins stage two by over five seconds on Joey Logano for his eleventh stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:

Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
Alex Bowman
Kurt Busch
Chase Elliott
William Byron
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski
Denny Hamlin
Corey LaJoie

Drivers come down pit road for service with Kyle Larson winning the race off of pit road. After some short pitting and drivers staying out on the track, Kurt Busch is once again the leader with Chase Elliott alongside. Kyle Larson will once again have to work his way through the field when he starts in 21
st.

The crew is replacing the battery on Austin Dillon’s car after numerous issues with the power system.

Since he pitted when pit road was closed due to a shredded tire, Bubba Wallace is one lap down and was not eligible for the “lucky dog”.

Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 45 and edges out Chase Elliott for the lead.

The top five are Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski. Kyle Larson is in 19
th.

The first 14 drivers stayed out on the track. All of the drivers will have to make at least one more pit stop.

Lap 45, Chase Elliott gets around Kurt Busch for the lead.

Lap 46, Chase Elliott has a one second lead on Kurt Busch; William Byron, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five. Kyle Larson is in 14
th.

Lap 47, Chase Elliott has pulled out to a two second lead on Kurt Busch. Kyle Busch takes third from William Byron. Kyle Larson is just outside the top 10 in eleventh.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr is off the track and Bubba Wallace is one lap down; the remainder of the field is oon the lead lap.

Lap 48, Chase Elliott has a three second lead on Kyle Busch; Kyle Larson has entered the top 10 in ninth, seven seconds back.

Lap 49, the top five are Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, and Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson is in sixth place.

Forty to go, Chase Elliott has a lead of nearly four seconds on Kyle Busch; Kyle Larson has entered the top five, six seconds back.

Lap 50, Chase Elliott has increased his lead on Kyle Busch to over four seconds; Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Larson, and Kurt Busch battle for third.

Lap 51, Chase Elliott has a near five second lead on Kyle Busch; Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Kyle Larson is on Kyle Busch’s bumper and challenging for second.

Kyle Larson takes second, over four and a half seconds behind leader Chase Elliott.

Lap 54, Kyle Larson is closing the gap on leader Chase Elliott; which is now just three seconds.

Drivers are beginning to make green flag pit stops.

With 35 laps to go,, Chase Elliott’s lead is down to just a second on Kyle Larson; Martin Truex Jr, Ross Chastain, and Erik Jones round out the top five.

FOX Sports reporters are saying that some of the tires coming off of the cars are in bad shape.

Lap 56, Kyle Larson has caught up to leader Chase Elliott and is challenging for the lead.

Thirty-three to go and the battle for the lead continues with team mates Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson battling it out. Kyle Larson finally gets around Elliott to take the lead.

Lap 57, the top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Erik Jones and Joey Logano.

Lap 58, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Chase Elliott.

Martin Truex Jr passes Chase Elliott for second as more drivers make their green flag pit stops.

Lap 60, Kyle Larson has a two and a half second lead on Martin Truex Jr; Chase Elliott, joey Logano, and Erik Jones round out the top five.

Lap 61, Kyle Larson continues to run over two seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr; Chase Elliott is in third over eight seconds back.

Chase Elliott gives up third place to make his pit stop.

Lap 62, Alex Bowman gets off the track but gets moving again and the track stays green.

Martin Truex Jr gives up second to make his green flag pit stop. Kyle Larson has a lead of over 17 seconds on Joey Logano.

Lap 63, Kyle Larson finally makes his green flag pit stop and gives the lead over to Joey Logano with Kyle Larson in second. Larson returns to the track in tenth place.

Lap 65, Kyle Larson is up to eighth place in heavy traffic. Joey Logano has a two and a half second lead on Kyle Busch.

Kyle Larson is up to sixth place.

With 23 laps to go, Kyle Busch has the lead and is over two and a half seconds in front of big brother Kurt; Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Kyle Larson passes Kurt Busch for second, two seconds behind leader Kyle Busch.

Lap 68, Kyle Larson is closing the gap on Kyle Busch; he has cut the lead to under half a second.

The two Kyle’s battle for the lead with Larston getting out in front of Busch.

Lap 69, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of nearly two seconds on Martin Truex Jr; Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

There are 32 cars on the lead lap with Ricky Stenhouse Jr out of the race.

Twenty to go, Kyle Larson has increased his lead to over two seconds on Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott has passsed Brad Keselowski for fifth.

FOX Sport reporter and former crew chief Larry McReynolds reports that some of the teams who made their pit stops a little earlier do not have enough fuel to make it to the end of the race.

The caution flag comes out with 19 laps to go after Quin Houff gets stopped on the track. Brad Keselowski was on pit road when the caution flag came out.

Quin Houff gets the car moving again but is smoking and has stopped once more.

While the stop was legal, Brad Keselowski was charged with equipment over the wall too soon and will have to serve a penalty and restart the race from the back of the field. This is Keselowski’s first pit road penalty all season long.

Most of the drivers come down pit road for service with Kyle Larson winning the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Joey Logano is the leader with Brad Keselowski in second but will have to drop back on race restart.

Kyle Larson restarts the race in sixth place.

Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart with 16 laps remaining in the race.

The top five are Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick, Corey LaJoie, Kyle Larson, and Chase Elliott.

Lap 74, Joey Logano has the lead with Kyle Larson in second just under a second behind.

The top five are Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Tyler Reddick, Chase Elliott, and Anthony Alfredo.

Fifteen to go, Kyle Larson battle Joey Logano for the lead and with fresher tires, takes the lead once again.

Corey LaJoie spins out at turn eleven after some on track contact. Ross Chastain, Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, Erik Jones, Alex Bowman, and William Byron also have some damage to their cars and brings out the caution flag.

William Byron is out of the race after crash damage. He joins Quin Houff and Ricky Stenhouse Jr in the garage.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart with eleven laps remaining in the race. Larson goes nose to nose with Joey Logano before getting out in front for the lead.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr and Tyler Reddick.

Drivers are getting two wide even in the turns.

Ten to go, Kyle Larson has a lead of over a second and a half on Chase Elliott; Joey Logano Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Nine to go Kyle Larson has a two and a half second lead on Chase Elliott.

James Davison makes an off road excursion through the dirt and gravel.

Kyle Larson has just run his fastest lap of the race.

Eight to go, Kyle Larson has a lead of over two and a half seconds on Chase Elliott; Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Kyle Busch rund out the top five.

Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin make contact in turn eleven but the track stays green.

Seven to go, Kyle Larson continues to increase his lead and is now three seconds ahead of Chase Elliott.

Cody Ware brings out the caution flag with five laps to go after some contact with Ryan Preece. The caution flag erased a lead by Kyle Larson of over three seconds. Cody Ware hit the tire barrier after running through the gravel and dirt.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart with just three laps remaining in the race with Chase Elliott alongside. Kyle Larson gets out in front for the lead.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Kyle Busch.

Anthony Alfredo spins out after some on track contact in heavy traffic and brings out the caution flag for the eighth caution of the day.

The race goes into overtime.

Of the top five drivers, Kyle Larson is the only driver who has not won a road course; the remaining four have a total of 15 road course wins.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Kyle Busch.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the overtime shootout for the finish. Kyle Larson jumps out in front for the lead but gets a challenge from team mate Chase Elliott.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Treux Jr, Joey Logano, and Kyle Busch.

Kyle Larson is not pulling away, Chase Elliott is on his bumper.

Kyle Larson takes the white flag. He has pulled out to a half second lead on Chase Elliott.

Kyle Larson wins the race with Chase Elliott coming in second. With the one-two finish by Hendrick Motorsports sets a record held since 1956 – one car owner finishing first and second four races in a row.

For Kyle Larson it was second verse, same as the first when he swept both stages before winning the race – another first. This is Larson’s third race win of the season. Larson wins the race before his home town crowd.

The unofficial results of the Toyota Save Mar 350:
Kyle Larson
Chase Elliott
Martin Truex Jr
Joey Logano
Kyle Busch
Kurt Busch
Ross Chastain
Denny Hamlin
Alex Bowman
Ryan Blaney
Erik Jones
Daniel Suarez
Austin Dillon
Bubba Wallace
Brad Keselowski
Chris Buescher
Chase Briscoe
Corey LaJoie
Tyler Reddick
Cole Custer
Ryan Preece
Kevin Harvick
Matt DiBenedetto
Christopher Bell
James Davison
Scott Heckert
Aric Almirola
Michael McDowell
Josh Bilicki
Ben Rhodes
Anthony Alfredo
Garrett Smithley
Ryan Newman
Cody Ware
William Byron
Quin Houff
Ricky Stenhouse Jr