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Toyota / Save Mart 350 Race Results

Sonoma Raceway

June 11th, 2023

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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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1

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

8

Running

110

51

53

5

2

Kyle Busch

8 |

12

Running

110

17

45

1

3

Joey Logano

22 |

17

Running

110

0

43

0

4

Chris Buescher

17 |

7

Running

110

0

37

0

5

Chase Elliott

9 |

10

Running

110

7

32

0

6

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

5

Running

110

0

38

0

7

Michael McDowell

34 |

3

Running

110

1

39

0

8

Kyle Larson

5 |

16

Running

110

0

29

0

9

Christopher Bell

20 |

4

Running

110

0

38

0

10

Ross Chastain

1 |

15

Running

110

1

35

0

11

Kevin Harvick

4 |

21

Running

110

0

27

0

12

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

13

Running

110

0

32

0

13

Ryan Preece

41 |

22

Running

110

0

24

0

14

William Byron

24 |

26

Running

110

0

30

0

15

Alex Bowman

48 |

14

Running

110

0

24

0

16

Brad Keselowski

6 |

25

Running

110

0

21

0

17

Bubba Wallace

23 |

18

Running

110

0

20

0

18

Ty Gibbs

54 |

6

Running

110

0

22

0

19

Austin Dillon

3 |

11

Running

110

0

23

0

20

Corey LaJoie

7 |

19

Running

110

0

17

0

21

Justin Haley

31 |

23

Running

110

0

16

0

22

Daniel Suárez

99 |

9

Running

110

0

15

0

23

Ty Dillon

77 |

27

Running

110

0

14

0

24

Todd Gilliland

51 |

32

Running

110

0

13

0

25

Austin Cindric

2 |

34

Running

110

0

12

0

26

Grant Enfinger

42 |

35

Running

110

0

0

0

27

Harrison Burton

21 |

36

Running

110

0

10

0

28

Aric Almirola

10 |

20

Running

110

0

9

0

29

Chase Briscoe

14 |

24

Running

110

0

8

0

30

Josh Bilicki

78 |

29

Running

110

0

0

0

31

Ryan Blaney

12 |

31

Running

110

0

6

0

32

Erik Jones

43 |

28

Running

109

0

5

0

33

Tyler Reddick

45 |

2

Running

109

0

9

0

34

Zane Smith

38 |

30

Running

109

0

0

0

35

Andy Lally

15 |

33

Running

109

0

2

0

36

Denny Hamlin

11 |

1

Accident

92

33

11

1

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Martin Truex Jr.

    POS1

    LEADER

    Martin Truex Jr.

    Driver badge number 19 |

  • POS 2 | 2.979

    Kyle Busch

    POS2

    2.979

    Kyle Busch

    Driver badge number 8 |

  • POS 3 | 7.436

    Joey Logano

    POS3

    7.436

    Joey Logano

    Driver badge number 22 |

Martin Truex Jr. dominates early, holds on late to win at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — What a difference a year makes.

After struggling mightily last year at Sonoma Raceway in the debut season for NASCAR‘s Next Gen car, Martin Truex Jr. pulled off a dominating 180-degree turnaround in Sunday‘s Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Overcoming an inopportune caution and leading a race-high 51 of 110 laps, Truex scored his second victory of the season and his fourth at the 1.99-mile road course, most among active drivers and second only to Jeff Gordon‘s five in track history.

Truex‘s 33rd career victory, by a 2.979-second margin over runner-up Kyle Busch, was a far cry from last season‘s lackluster performance when Truex started 28th and finished 26th.

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Hats off to my team,” said Truex, who was winless in the 2022 campaign. “To be so bad here last year and to come back and do that with the same car basically, it‘s really unbelievable. Just proud of them. We‘re having a great year. I feel really good about our team …

“Man, it just feels incredible to have a day like that and a run like that and a team like I have. They‘re doing everything right, and it‘s a lot of fun to drive these cars … This is why you go through years like we had last year. You just keep fighting. You never give up on it. You always believe in each other.

“We haven‘t changed anything on our team other than parts and pieces. It‘s just through a lot of hard work of a lot of people.”

On Lap 33, Truex passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin for the top spot, after Hamlin led the first 32 laps and won the race‘s first stage. For the next 18 laps, it appeared that Truex and Hamlin would deliver a 1-2 punch to the rest of the field.

That was before a tire from Zane Smith‘s Ford bounced off the inside pit wall into the middle of pit road on Lap 50. The resulting caution turned the race upside down and handed the lead to Busch, who had pitted seven laps before the yellow.

Busch won the second stage — his second stage victory of the season — but Truex caught the No. 8 Chevrolet on Lap 69, out-braking Busch into Turn 7 and regaining the lead. Truex pitted on Lap 75 but reclaimed the top spot five laps later and held it until Hamlin hit the wall in Turn 12 on Lap 92, ping-ponged between the two frontstretch barriers and broke the right rear toe link on his Toyota.

Chase Elliott, Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney stayed out on older tires during the ensuing caution, but Truex made short work of those drivers, retaking the lead off Turn 4 on Lap 97, with Busch following him into the second spot.

Busch chased Truex over the final 14 laps — to no avail.

“I wish we had a little bit more,” said Busch, who won last Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway. “I tried really hard at the end to at least try to keep Martin honest. Felt like I could beat him a little bit on a lap, then I would mess up. He would beat me by a little bit more on the next lap. We were just kind of trading a little bit there. He was able to pull away there late …

“We gave it everything that we had. We made a lot of changes. We got a lucky break there with a yellow with only three laps on tires, so we were able to kind of cycle to the front. Once we got up there, we could maintain pace with some of the good cars and have a good top-three-speed race car. Just kind of flip-flopped the race a little bit.

“Good fortunes for us. Nice to come out here with a P2 after a win last week.”

Joey Logano finished third, followed by Chris Buescher and Elliott. AJ Allmendinger, Michael McDowell, Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Ross Chastain completed the top 10.

Truex leads the series standings by 13 points over William Byron, who finished 14th. Grant Enfinger came home 26th in relief of Noah Gragson, who missed the race because of concussion symptoms deriving from a hard wreck last Sunday at WWT Raceway.

Note: Inspection in the Cup Series garage is complete with no issues, confirming Truex Jr. as the race winner.