September 24, 2023

Entry list, TV program for Sunday’s race

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to road racing at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.

Recent Cup Series road races have revolved around Tyler Reddick, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson, with AJ Allmendinger always able to win while turning left and right. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have also had some strong results lately at Sonoma, with Busch posting his third win of the season at Gateway this past weekend. A fourth win would tie Busch’s combined winning total from his last three seasons with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Elliott is back in the No. 9 car after serving a one-race suspension for deliberately vandalizing Denny Hamlin at Charlotte. He is still eligible for the playoffs, but will almost certainly need to win to make the playoffs. Elliott has led laps and competed in the last three Sonoma races, but he has never won at the California track.

Noah Gragson will miss Sunday’s race, Legacy Motor Club announced earlier this week, with concussion-like symptoms following a hard crash at Gateway last Sunday. Truck Series veteran Grant Enfinger will race the No. 42 Chevrolet.

After Sonoma, the series will get a weekend off for the June 25 race at Nashville Superspeedway and a shift in TV affiliates from FOX to NBC.

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Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s race:

NASCAR Cup Series on Sonoma schedule

Green Flag Time: 2:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, June 11

Track: Sonoma Raceway (1.99 mile course) in Sonoma, California

Qualifying: 5 p.m. Saturday CT Qualifier (on FOX Sports 2)

Length: 110 laps, 218.9 miles

Stages: 25 laps, 30 laps, 55 laps

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio: PRN (102.5 FM in Nashville)

Stream: FOX Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Xfinity series this week: DoorDash 250 (79 laps, 156.95 miles) at Sonoma Raceway, 7 p.m. CT Saturday on FOX Sports 1

Truck series this week: OUT

Toyota/Save Mart 350 entry list

  • Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevy

  • Austin Cindric, No. 2 Team Penske Ford

  • Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  • Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

  • Corey Lajoie, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Kyle Busch, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

  • Josh Berry, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Aric Almirola, No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Team Penske Ford

  • Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Andy Lally, No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford

  • AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  • Chris Buescher, No. 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

  • Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Harrison Burton, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

  • Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford

  • Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota

  • William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Justin Haley, No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

  • Michael McDowell, No. 34 Motorsport Ford in the front row

  • Zane Smith, No. 38 Motorsport Ford in the front row

  • Ryan Preece, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

  • Grant Enfinger, No. 42 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  • Erik Jones, No. 43 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

  • Tyler Reddick, No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota

  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

  • Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Todd Gilliland, No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford

  • Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

  • Ty Dillon, No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Josh Bilicki, No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet

  • Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: NASCAR Sonoma: Entry List, TV Schedule for Sunday’s Cup Series Race

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