Minute-by-Minute: Sonoma Sunday updates

June 23, 2013, NASCAR.com

Minute-by-Minute: Sonoma Sunday updates
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7:30 p.m. ET: Congrats to Martin Truex Jr.!

NASCAR @NASCAR
Retweet to high-five @MartinTruexJr56 and @mw55 and congratulate them on the @RaceSonoma win! #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/WVKNjXHXlH

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5:32 p.m. ET: Tough break for the pole winner.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
McMurray thinks he broke a shock before coming to green. "Not (just) a flat tire," he believes.

5:27 p.m. ET: Accountabilty is a key life skil.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
Kurt worried about something, maybe with the motor. "It's all my fault, has been been all year long"

5:21 p.m. ET: There, there.

Samantha Busch @SamanthaBusch
Dang it! Came it for fuel only,fast stop but then the car wouldn't fire n lost time. This has been a heck of a day I'll tell ya that much

5:17 p.m. ET: Things are about to get very, very interesting.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
"Ok, who am I wrecking?" Denny asks. Told the 14 did it

5:14 p.m. ET: The infamous spin.

 

5:06 p.m. ET: If only.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
Danica was telling her crew for a few laps she really wanted to pit. Crew told her to wait for fuel window.

5:05 p.m. ET: Oh boy.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Lap 62 - Caution out, Patrick off the track in Turn 10 #NASCAR

5:04 p.m. ET: Hands down one of the tour's prettiest tracks.

NASCAR @NASCAR
PHOTO: A beautiful view of Turn 2 at @RaceSonoma #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/GrjuLO5ERY

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5:02 p.m. ET: Plenty of options.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
As we near lap 60, green flag pit stops are underway. Varying strategeries out there...we'll see which one works best.

5 p.m. ET: A definite possibility right now.

Reid Spencer@Reid_Spencer
Team owner Michael Waltrip told me Thursday that Martin Truex Jr. would win the race. Looking pretty good, pending pit stops.

4:30 p.m. ET: Too, too fast.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
Kurt Busch too fast coming in. You could see it coming in on TV

4:24 p.m. ET: Some driver updates.

Laura S.@Hendrick88Team
#DaleJr
stays out during the caution.

K.C.@KristineC48
Lap 32 JJ ours again after another caution flag. Fuel only.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
Stewart takes advantage of caution and pits for fuel only.

M. Waltrip Racing @MWRteam
Lap 31: @ClintBowyer pits for tires and fuel. Last minute call. Came in P3. #nascar

RPMotorsports @RPMotorsports
Ambrose will come down for his first fuel stop. Tires and the air pressure adjustment.

4:18 p.m. ET: Almost back to racing.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Lap 30 - Field gets the '1 to go' signal from the tower, we'll get back to racing shortly #NASCAR

4:12 p.m. ET: So far, so good for the Aussie.

NASCAR @NASCAR
PHOTO: @MarcosAmbrose has led 18 of the 26 #TSM350 laps, his 2nd-highest total at @RaceSonoma #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/yCL4DZxE4d

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4:04 p.m. ET: Helps to have the lead, too.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
"I got rain experience at the 24 Hours of Daytona. I'm good right now," @KurtBusch says

3:59 p.m. ET: Ambrose is determined today.

Marcos Ambrose @MarcosAmbrose
The 78 just stole the lead on lap 19. Plenty of time to get it back.

3:55 p.m. ET: Yeah, that's pretty high up.

Steve O'Donnell @odsteve
View from race control. Heavy reliance on cameras for this race #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/UhQbKmw0uc

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3:53 p.m. ET: Could certainly be a long day.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
Logano says he's tight in some corners, loose in others. Good luck crew chief :)

3:48 p.m. ET: That there is a link to our live leaderboard, which is, of course, super cool and informative.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Lap 10 update: Ambrose leads Ku Busch, McMurray, Kenseth, Biffle. Full leaderboard: nas.cr/gk3f #NASCAR

3:45 p.m. ET: Tony "Giggles" Stewart. That's his nickname, right?

Zack Albert@zack_albert
#Smoke
#TonyStewart chats with @KevinHarvick on @RaceSonoma pit road. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/nNrUaqUqEa

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3:42 p.m. ET: Very, very interesting.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
Borland plays strategy game and opts to bring @RyanNewman39 down pit road for fuel and left side tires

3:37 p.m. ET: Lots of racing left. Not good for Gordon.

Jeff Gordon @JeffGordonWeb
#JeffGordon
says oil temp is high. Alan tells him to turn engine fan on. @Drive2EndHunger @TeamChevy now up to P9 at lap 5. #NASCAR #Team24

3:36 p.m. ET: Montoya may have just removed himself from the Busch family Christmas card list.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Lap 4 - Kyle Busch spins in the hairpin, he had "help" from Montoya #NASCAR

3:32 p.m. ET: Boogity.

Zack Albert@zack_albert
Brother act in #TSM350 pre-race @RaceSonoma for @AllWaltrip and @mw55. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/fcoBu1UI4i

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3:30 p.m. ET: Hey, who's that mustachioed guy in the background?

Steve O'Donnell @odsteve
Race Control Sears Point #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/WhNdQ5V7Z8

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3:28 p.m. ET: Sheesh. All sorts of problems for everyone so far.

Zack Albert@zack_albert
Trouble already for @Bobby_Labonte @RaceSonoma early in #TSM350. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/0hoOoDW6he

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3:22 p.m. ET: Cross your fingers.

NASCAR on SPEED @NASCARonSPEED
RT @RCR29KHarvick: Sprinkles continue to fall @RaceSonoma, but the sun is trying to make an appearance. #nascar pic.twitter.com/1MG2nAinxi

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3:22 p.m. ET: Well how 'bout that.

Jeff Gordon @JeffGordonWeb
Apparently, 2 cars wrecked on pit road before the race has started. #NASCAR #Team24

3:15 p.m. ET: Things could get a little Smoky today.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
Ready to roll at Sonoma. #NASCAR instagram.com/p/a6ax1Bm83n/

3:!2 p.m. ET: Take note.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Two drivers will be sent to the rear of the field - Gonzalez (backup car) and Vickers (driver change) #NASCAR

3:09 p.m. ET: Chills.

NASCAR @NASCAR
Grand Marshal @AllWaltrip give the command and 43 engines crank up at @RaceSonoma! RT if you're watching @NASCAR_TNT #NASCAR

3:05 p.m. ET: For your information.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
DRIVER CHANGE: Tower confirms that Brian Vickers will pilot the No. 55 today. #NASCAR

3 p.m. ET: Uh oh.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Light sprinkles are falling at @RaceSonoma. The tower has given permission for teams to cover their cars. #NASCAR

2:59 p.m. ET: Some solid options in today's race too.

 

2:52 p.m. ET: Isn't that sweet?

Brad Keselowski @keselowski
Before the race starts today, want to congratulate @ClintBowyer on the engagement. 😃

2:48 p.m. ET: Just so many switches..

M. Waltrip Racing @MWRteam
.@BrianLVickers view out the @RKMotors @toyotaracing car windshield during pre-race. It's almost that time... pic.twitter.com/YLBHsCIWbg

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2:47 p.m. ET: Watching from the good ol' couch, today.

Mark Martin @55MarkMartin
I'm ready for @NASCAR_TNT It's going to be a great race. @MWRteam @ClintBowyer @MartinTruexJr56 @BrianLVickers will be strong.

2:43 p.m. ET: Always love a good cameo.

Kyle Sheldon@kylesheldon
I bet that's @joshahamilton working on a #NASCAR @instagram video! pic.twitter.com/6ppLUjPl9Z

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2:32 p.m. ET: Looks like Jimmie is sizing up Casey Mears. Mears was looking pretty tough in practice, after all.

NASCAR @NASCAR
Caption this photo from driver introductions... #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/RK2KhqvCJ0

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2:26 p.m. ET: Now, THAT'S cool.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup
Check out this awesome air show @RaceSonoma! #TSM350 - KC pic.twitter.com/Tyv6weRQUo