Minute-by-Minute: Sonoma, Road America Saturday

June 22, 2013, NASCAR.com

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8:25 p.m. ET: Huge, huge personal victory for Allmendinger.

AJ Allmendinger's road to redemption now includes a road-course win at Road America!

8:12 p.m. ET: Here we go.

Brad Norman@_brad_norman
A caution comes out on the green-white-checkered finish, and we'll try it again. #nascar nascar.com/en_us/nationwi…

8:10 p.m. ET: Crrrrrrunch. Pastrana and Bayne make contact.


8:06 p.m. ET: Heh, heh.

Jimmie Johnson @JimmieJohnson
I hope @ESPNNASCAR is gearing up for the post race pit brawls that are about to go down. #LeaveTheCamerasOn

8 p.m. ET: Habul collects sign on restart.


7:48 p.m. ET: Larson gets the trifecta.


7:40 p.m. ET: Five-Time is a Saturday-watcher.

Jimmie Johnson @JimmieJohnson
I'm sorry @maxpapis, that dude just ran you over. #NotCool

7:30 p.m. ET: Seriously?

Brad Norman@_brad_norman
Oh, and the fifth caution came out when Kenny Habul hit an advertising sign, sending it onto the track. Seriously. #nascar

7:27 p.m. ET: Kelly runs out of fuel.

7:23 p.m. ET: Nice recovery.

KyleBuschMotorsports @KBMteam
Car is good will pit here for tires and thinks we are in good shape considering late race cautions here are typical pic.twitter.com/HyxVMQdrzE

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7:13 p.m. ET: It's like these two have a history, or something.


7:09 p.m. ET: Any sign of Stamos?

MWR Girls@MWRgirls
Just stopped in to see if the Tanner family was having a picnic today! pic.twitter.com/L4ZZG1BkqQ

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7 p.m. ET: Sometimes off-roading is cool. Not in this case.


6:48 p.m. ET: Rough outcome for Kelly.

Brad Norman@_brad_norman
Owen Kelly, who dueled with @AJDinger for the lead, is stopped on the track. Something in his car broke. #nascar nascar.com/en_us/nationwi…

Brad Norman@_brad_norman
Kelly could be out of fuel, too. #nascar

6:42 p.m. ET: Wait, that's Sammy Hagar!

Randy Fuller@RandyPR99
giving a hauler tour to #SammyHagar @RaceSonoma #NASCAR #RFRDriven @sammyhagar pic.twitter.com/zkaPZu1QxN

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6:35 p.m. ET:

Elliott Sadler @Elliott_Sadler
Lap 23/50. @Elliott_Sadler says he needs more front grip and he is much tighter on the right turns. Currently p9 -PR

6:25 p.m. ET: Suppose it's fair to say McDowell's engine is ... smoked?


6:18 p.m. ET: The man needs a win. Badly.

Kurt Busch @KurtBusch
Qualified 7th - should be interesting to see how it all shakes out tomorrow

6:16 p.m. ET: Wonder what he'd say if Rowdy was behind the wheel?

KyleBuschMotorsports @KBMteam
Crew chief reminds Kelly "take care of it, this restart could be messy" 54 is p3 at lap 17

6:12 p.m. ET: Keeping a positive attitude, at least.

Aric Almirola @aric_almirola
Spoke too soon about my road course skills. Messed up on my lap today. Feel good about the race tomorrow though.

6:10 p.m. ET: And that right there is Brad Norman, our track reporter in Wisconsin.

Brad Norman@_brad_norman
Already two cautions, and we're through 15 of 50 laps. After pit stops, @pkligerman is the new leader. #nascar nascar.com/en_us/nationwi…

6:03 p.m. ET: Cool pit road shot of Nelson Piquet Jr.'s team in action.

Nelson Piquet Jr. @NelsonPiquet
The @Qualcomm crew changed 4 tires and added fuel- PR pic.twitter.com/byYLshrC3y

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5:27 p.m. ET: Interesting tactic.

No. 60 TEAM@Pastrana60Team
Pastrana instructed to drop to the rear of the field.

4:39 p.m. ET: Tisk, tisk. You rule-breaker, Clint.

Clint Bowyer @ClintBowyer
Now this is my kinda joint. And yes for all u smart asses, I'm buying a round for taking this picture! pic.twitter.com/EY2FlApvpX

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4:15 p.m. ET: It's always a great time for a haircut.

FrontRow Motorsports@FrontRowNASCAR
making a different type of pit stop after quals. Getting a haircut at the @GreatClips tent. pic.twitter.com/jdP4x0SstH

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3:44 p.m. ET: And now presenting the new hot filter: 'Spy cam'.

RT @SunocoRacing: .@jamiemcmurray will lead the field to green in @RaceSonoma's 25th #NSCS race. #turnright pic.twitter.com/HYyedBbMNU #nascar

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3:42 p.m. ET: Your defending winner, ladies and gents.

Clint Bowyer @ClintBowyer
Missed my lap a little and ended up 5th. BUT...tomorrow should be a helluva race for y'all. #grabbingears

3:31 p.m. ET: Got a long way to go, big guy.

Michael Waltrip @mw55
My goal. Get all #shaggy on it! @napaknowhow pic.twitter.com/zdEsBeDDbS

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3:28 p.m. ET: We could be looking at back-to-back solid weekends for Ford.

RPMotorsports @RPMotorsports
A couple of @FordRacing drivers will start second and third with @MarcosAmbrose second. pic.twitter.com/h6nVLkcCnH

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3:26 p.m. ET:  Courtesy of our other at-track reporter, Holly Cain. Go on and give her a follow.

Holly Cain@_HollyCain
Edwards' third place start is the first time he's ever started among the top-10. #NASCAR

Holly Cain@_HollyCain
Carl Edwards calls this "the most fun race of the year" #SONOMA #NASCAR.

3:24 p.m. ET: Today HAD to feel extra good for AJ Allmendinger, who earned his first career Nationwide Series pole.

RT to congratulate @AJDinger on his @CoorsLight Pole Award win! Race starts at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/RReNh43fXM

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3:19 p.m. ET: Big pole for McMurray. Needs a big race to jumpstart season.

That's a wrap - Jamie McMurray grabs the #CoorsLight pole, his 2nd at @RaceSonoma #NASCAR

3:18 p.m. ET: Happy 11th birthday, Jeffrey Earnhardt!

Jeffrey Earnhardt@JEarnhardt1
Not the Qrun I wanted(p32) but the guys @GoGreenRacing made up for it with a bday cake now I gotta step up😠game face pic.twitter.com/I2GYjNRk6n

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3:17 p.m. ET: JJ Yeley and Co. checked out the Giants game last night. No word yet on if they were able to help Tim Lincecum fix his mechanics.

JJ Yeley @jjyeley1
The view from the back of AT&T stadium in San Francisco. Great stadium, my entire team had a blast instagram.com/p/a30-RiHG3-/

3:05 p.m. ET: So, so awesome.

PHOTO: @TravisPastrana catches some air ahead of #MikeBliss in practice yesterday #JvilleSausage200 #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/nH96MyWdTA

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2:56 p.m. ET: This has to be a favorite weekend of these two road course vets.

RPMotorsports @RPMotorsports
Out on the grid now for qualifying is @MarcosAmbrose. Chatting with Mr. Montoya. pic.twitter.com/mk0yjUnOba

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2:54 p.m. ET: Just one never-ending loop of zoom.


2:53 p.m. ET: Menard looking to back up a strong Michigan weekend.

RT @RCR27PMenard: Watching qualifying, getting ready to make his group run. pic.twitter.com/pfzGUdgB27 #nascar

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2:51 p.m. ET: Ooo, vintage.

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
talks to his car chief @RaceSonoma before qualifying the @FarmersRacing Chevy SS pic.twitter.com/cFeROnPrjq

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2:49 p.m. ET: Can't wait!

Paulie Harraka @paulieharraka
Ready for NASCR interview on NASCAR.com tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/X4r2isWmk1

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2:45 p.m. ET: Check out the pit stall assignments for tonight's race.

2:42 p.m. ET: How will Jimmie do on a road course?

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup

Arriving early for his qualifying heat, @JimmieJohnson looks ready to roll - BW pic.twitter.com/CDTricK0mh

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2:38 p.m. ET: One of our Sonoma trackside reporters, Zack Albert, snaps a photo of that guy creating all the buzz.

Zack Albert @zack_albert
Our visitor from the Great White North, #JacquesVilleneuve@RaceSonoma#NASCAR #TSM350 pic.twitter.com/Xsdz9zwNsX

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